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3 May 2023
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For coastal communities, the Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial start of summer - and that means beach season! With the holiday just around the corner on May 29, theres no time like the present to plan your getaway to the Charleston coast.

Start by booking your stay in one of our curated properties. Whether youre looking for an oceanfront property, a home with a private pool, or a condo on the golf course, weve got you covered. Just choose the community that is your ideal destination. 

Kiawah Island offers 10 miles of beaches and five world-renowned golf courses in a private resort destinationSeabrook Island offers beautiful beaches, golf and tennis, and an equestrian center. The laid-back community of Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes Resort also offers beautiful stretches of beaches, golf, and other amenities. 

Once youve booked an amazing beach cottage or condo, make your plans for the holiday. 

Get in the patriotic spirit with a visit Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, a hands-on history lesson the entire family will enjoy. Step aboard the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and the USS Laffey Destroyer. View the almost two dozen aircraft on exhibit, and become part of the crew with the Vietnam Experience. The museum is free for children under 6, and $27 for those 12 and over. 

A Memorial Day Plaza Stroll takes place on Thursday, May 25 at Wild Dunes Resort’s Sweetgrass Plaza. Sip and shop from a variety of local vendors during the event, which is open to the public. 

Get into the swing of the holiday with Memorial Day Weekend pickleball on new courts at Wild Dunes Resort. Clinics will be held on May 26, with the beginners class at 10:30 a.m. and the advanced class at 11:30 a.m. Then open play begins at 5 p.m. Call the Tennis Center at 843-886-2113 to book a spot.

Listen to the free Memorial Day Weekend Music on the Green Concert Series from 6-9 p.m. on May 27 at the Freshfields Village Green. Bring a blanket and chairs. If you cant make the Friday night concert, no worries. The Village Green fills with music again on May 27.  

A picnic on the beach makes another great way to celebrate the holiday. Stock up at The Village Market by Harris Teeter at Freshfields Village if youre staying on Kiawah or Seabrook Island. On Isle of Palms, hit up the Harris Teeter, or the Hudson Market & Cafe at Wild Dunes Resort. After youve packed the picnic basket, head to one of the pristine stretches of the beach for a fun dining experience your family will love. 

What better way to kick off the summer?