Edisto Island National Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywaySouth Carolina

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  • Sign for McKinley Washington, Jr. Bridge

    The start of Edisto Island Scenic Byway is indicated by a large sign at the base of McKinley Washington, Jr. Bridge. The sweeping bridge joins Edisto Island to the mainland.

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  • Sign for Edisto Beach State Park

    Arriving at the terminus of the Edisto Island Scenic Byway, visitors will see the Atlantic Ocean directly ahead and a large sign for Edisto Beach State Park on their left.

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  • King's Farm Market

    A man smiles as he picks out fresh tomatoes from the King's Market.

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  • View of Jeremy Cay from the Bike Path

    A couple explores some of the many bike trails in the area, catching a glimpse of the wading birds that frequent these marshes.

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  • Sunrise from the Crest of McKinley Washington, Jr., Bridge

    The sun rises casting orange, red, and pink light across the Intracoastal Waterway along the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway.

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  • Historic Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island

    The austere Historic Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, on the National Register of Historic Places, stands tall and proud over the landscape, a landmark for all visitors.

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  • Edisto Beach State Park Interpretive Center Sign

    The turn-off of SC 174 onto State Cabin Road and the Edisto Beach State Park Interpretive Center are well-marked by a large brown sign amongst lush greens.

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  • Dawhoo Landing on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

    The bridge at Dawhoo Landing crawls across the crystal water and fresh green grass. Below the bridge, a public boat landing allows access to the water as well as closeup views of pelicans and boats. The traveler can also go crabbing, fishing or have a picnic.

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  • The Live Oak Canopy on Edisto Island

    A moss-draped canopy of oak trees covers a road, leaving exotic patterns.

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  • Marsh View to Botany Bay and Allen AME Church

    Miles of pristine spartina marshes greet visitors of the Edisto Island Scenic Byway/SC 174. Moss-covered trees create a mysterious effect on the landscape.

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  • Quiet Morning at Edisto Beach

    The Edisto Island National Scenic Byway ends at the Atlantic Ocean and the main entrance to Edisto Beach State Park. No visit is complete without walking on the sand picking up shells, fossils, and sharks teeth…or simply sitting quietly as the sun turns the waves into a sea of diamonds.

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  • Old First Baptist Church

    The Old First Baptist Church, the second of Edisto's churches on the National Register of Historic Places, is the oldest church building still in use on the island. Expanded after the conclusion of the Civil War, the rear part the building dates to 1818.

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  • Sweetgrass Baskets - A Gullah Tradition

    The Gullah heritage remains today in the skilled hands of the sweetgrass basket weavers who create intricate designs using local plant materials.

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  • Trinity Episcopal Church

    The youngest and the smallest of the three Edisto churches on the National Register of Historic Places, the Trinity Episcopal Church bathes in sunlight with a backdrop of blue sky and cotton-like clouds.

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  • SC 174 Scenic Highway Sign

    The Edisto Island National Scenic Byway follows a 17-mile segment of a state scenic highway that winds through Edisto Island all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Signs along the way identify the road as SC 174 Scenic Highway.

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  • Edisto State Park Interpretive Center

    Visitors learn about the Edisto State Park from a park ranger at the Edisto Beach State Park Interpretive Center, which has talks, activities and outings that introduce visitors to the internationally-known ACE Basin. Visitors can learn about this fragile ecosystem through hands-on exhibits, touch tanks containing live sea creatures, and nature walks.

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  • Russell Creek View to Historic Windsor House

    The Historic Windsor House, a white-columned plantation house built in 1858, looms over Russell Creek.

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  • Sign Atop the Outdoor Kiosk at the Edisto Chamber of Commerce

    Visitors to the Edisto Island Scenic Byway can stop at the well-marked outdoor information kiosk in front of the Edisto Chamber of Commerce. Available year-round, the kiosk offers brochures and maps and is located right on SC 174 at the beginning of Edisto Beach.

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  • Edisto Island Museum

    The white facade of the Edisto Island Museum invites visitors to enter and explore the artifacts and remnants of history in the museum.

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  • Bailey's Store

    The white paneling of Bailey's Store stands behind brilliant red flowers.

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  • A Peaceful Morning at Edisto Beach

    Blanketed in orange sunbeams, the Edisto Beach greets visitors with a warm welcome.

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