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Nice beach nearby & activities w/18 & 21 year old kids?

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Nice beach nearby & activities w/18 & 21 year old kids?

Our son lives in Greenville, SC & we are visiting him the week of 6/27 & want to spend 3/4 days at the closest beach which I understand is around Charlestown area. Any ideas where we can stay? Looks like most beach resorts are sold out. They are really not into history so would like to find fun things - is there a boardwalk around any where?

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1. Re: Nice beach nearby & activities w/18 & 21 year old kids?

No boardwalk other than the ones crossing the dunes out to the beaches. Folly Beach would be my recommendation for a spot with more places to check out in the town area than the other beaches, and a couple of places to eat and drink on or right near the beach. Also, there are lifeguards on Folly, but not on Sullivan's Island.

But now on second thought, they've still replenishing the beach there and I don't know when that will be finished.

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2. Re: Nice beach nearby & activities w/18 & 21 year old kids?

You're dealing w/a couple of issues here, not only are you very late to the game, most places require a week stay during the summer months. The Charleston area beaches have lots of rental houses and villas, but are very limited in hotel rooms.

If you are wanting a boardwalk and entertainment, you might want to check out Myrtle Beach, you might find something in a hotel there.

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3. Re: Nice beach nearby & activities w/18 & 21 year old kids?

Both Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head have many more hotels than Charleston's beaches. You might try a search on Kayak, Priceline, Expedia, etc., to check availability. Good luck with your search!

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4. Re: Nice beach nearby & activities w/18 & 21 year old kids?

Charleston is not really the closest beach area to Greenville. The coast north of here, Myrtle Beach area, is closer to Greenville, and offers boardwalk entertainment, which you won't find anywhere else in SC, as well as waterfront hotels.

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