Charleston is home to some of the highest-rated beaches in all of South Carolina.
Whether you're looking for a secluded island setting or a beach house in Charleston
nearby great restaurants and shopping, you'll find plenty of outstanding options.
People love Charleston beaches because they offer:
- Ideal surfing conditions
- A mix of suburban and urban settings /li>
- Options for private beaches
- Historic areas
So how much does it cost to buy a beach house near Charleston? It depends greatly on
the area you select, but average home prices range from $1.2 million in the affordable
area to $3.5 million on the luxurious Sullivan’s Island
Prices for a Beach House in Charleston Based on Location
Learn more about the various atmospheres and pricing options for homes on some of
the leading Charleston beaches.
Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms offers a number of properties options from beachfront homes to condos
and townhomes, and you'll be able to find newer homes. Within Isle of Palms, you'll find
the gated community of Wild Dunes Resort.
When you own a home in the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, you'll have a
private oceanfront property with outstanding amenities. The area boasts two
outstanding golf courses along with a highly-ranked tennis facility. If you want to own a
boat, Isle of Palms also has a great marina.
Within a 5-minute drive, you can reach restaurants, shopping and movie theaters in
Average beach house price in Isle of Palms: $1.9 million.
Some of the homes on Sullivan’s Island
date back to the late 1800s. This is where
wealthy families would spend their summers to leave their plantation or city life.
Sullivan's Island has always been of great importance due to its location at the mouth of
the Charleston Harbor. The area played an important role during the Revolutionary War.
During the war, soldiers used palmetto trees to make their forts since these stood up
better to cannon fire than stone did. That’s where South Carolina gets its nickname of
the palmetto state.
When you live on Sullivan's Island, you're within walking distance or a short golf cart
ride to some of the area’s best restaurants and a 10-minute drive to historic downtown
Charleston. The area is great for kayaking, sailing, fishing, paddle boarding and
Despite being an island, you don’t have to take a ferry to come and go. A large bridge
connects Sullivan’s Island residents to the mainland.
Average beach house price on Sullivan’s Island: $3.5 million.
is a private residential area that invites you to live among nature. You’ll
find 1,200 acres of oceanfront properties within the protected parkland. Live among a
conservation easement that is protected in perpetuity.
While you can’t drive a gas-powered car on the island, you can access the various
amenities via a golf cart. You’ll need to be patient with a slower way of life because
reaching the island requires a 15-minute private ferry ride.
Within the community, you have access to a pool, tennis courts, private beaches and the
community centered Huyler House. With only 150 residential properties available on the
entire island, you’ll also need to be patient in securing a home on the island. But once
you do, you’ll have close connections with your neighbors and have the opportunity to
engage in community events, such as book clubs and happy hours.
Only property owners and their guests can access the island, making it quiet, serene
and enjoyable. All the normal pressures of life don’t exist on the island so it’s the perfect
place to live or get away.
Average beach house price on Dewees Island: $1.8 million.
Folly Beach is a laid-back surfer’s town. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do and
excellent places to eat. The area is very family-friendly. If you enjoy fishing, you’ll find
some great locations to relax and drop a line.
Because it’s such a popular surfing town, you’ll find plenty of surf schools and
instructors that offer lessons. But you can also rent bikes, participate in beachfront yoga
and enjoy private playgrounds, skate parks and tennis courts.
Families enjoy the splash island waterpark. And if you have a furry friend, they will love
the bark park. You won’t run out of attractions to see and things to do for many years to
come when you purchase beachfront property near Folly Beach.
Average beach house price in Folly Beach: $1.5 million.
Finding the Right Property for You
Finding the right beachfront atmosphere is important to get the greatest enjoyment out
of your beach house in Charleston. The Robertson Team offers skilled real estate
agents who can help talk through your interests and goals to find the perfect property
based on your needs. Contact us now
now to get started in your property search.