Monday, May 14, 2012

Seabrook Island, SC

We just returned from our long weekend getaway to celebrate our 5th year anniversary in Seabrook Island, SC. And, I think we have found a hidden gem. The town of Seabrook Island is a gated community that is right next to Kiawah Island and only about 40 minutes from Charleston. We rented a condo for the weekend that was absolutely perfect! We spent about 80% of the time on our back screened in porch that overlooked the marsh. The weather cooperated for us and we had days with both sun and clouds but always a light breeze...which made for my kind of day on the beach. The island had so many other activities besides just lounging on the beach. We had access to 3 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, great fitness center,  tennis, racket ball, basketball courts, horseback riding and bikes. Unfortunately, pregnancy held me back from the horses and the bikes, but I can't wait to go back and bike around the island. Since all the homes and condos are built in between the moss covered oaks and magnolias there are so many different kinds of wildlife to see while driving around. Saturday was our anniversary and we headed into Charleston for a nice dinner. This island is so unbelievably beautiful and peaceful. The beaches only had a handful of people on them each time we went out, granted, it is still considered off season. It also made me feel good because we saw 3 other pregnant women on the beach...we must have all had the same idea. I certainly do not want to be out on the beach during the hottest part of the summer.

I highly recommend Seabrook Island to anyone looking for a great place to visit. It would also be perfect for kids too since they have numerous playgrounds and pools just for them. We are already talking about going back when Anna Ruth gets older. One of my favorite beach trips for sure!
Of course the old pregnancy brain forgot the cameras (I'm lucky that's all I forgot), so I had to settle with a few phone pictures.

Screened in porch where we ate our breakfast each morning.

The other end of the porch where we spent hours just reading and talking.

Back from our anniversary date night in Charleston...where else, on the porch!


OurGreatEscape said...

Sounds like you've been hit by the "Seabrook bug"! It placed its magical hold on me eight years ago.

And, yes, it is a fabulous place for kids. They can beach comb, ride bikes all over the island, or just hang loose.