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A Guide To South Carolina Beaches
A Guide To South Carolina Beaches
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By William W Starr-- For longtime sandlappers or those planning a first trip to the South Carolina coast, A Guide to South Carolina Beaches introduces the character, history, features, and attractions of some of the finest beaches in the United States on South Carolina’s 180-mile coastline. Where are the best waves for surfing? Who's got the tastiest seafood restaurants? Where are the most beautiful golf courses? What are the best beaches for families with young children? Starr also examines the history of each locale, replete with stories of colorful personalities and fascinating events from South Carolina's past and present. Using custom-designed maps and numerous illustrations, Starr explores popular vacation spots like the Isle of Palms, Pawleys Island, Myrtle Beach, and Cherry Grove; private resort communities like Debordieu and Kiawah Island; natural treasures like Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Huntington Beach State Park; and the Gullah communities of St. Helena and Daufuskie islands. South Carolina's coastal communities have witnessed key historic events and inspired some of the state's most distinctive cultural expressions. The guide also captures the myriad recreational opportunities along the South Carolina coast, from shell collecting and moongazing to beer drinking and shag dancing. An invaluable resource for the armchair traveler who will one day soon splash in the surf at Folly Beach or contemplate the wild beauty of Hunting Island. William W. Starr is a journalist and author who has observed and written about the art, culture, politics, and attractions of South Carolina and the South for more than thirty-five years. A longtime editor and writer for The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, he is the author of Southern Writers and associate editor of South Carolina Encyclopedia. Soft cover, 153 pages.