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See Charleston From the Water

Some of the most beautiful sites in Charleston are best accessed by water! Situated in the middle of the South Carolina coast, the city’s boating hub is Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean that formed from the confluence of the Ashley, Wando, and Cooper Rivers. Boat tours are a popular Charleston water activity, with access to sites like Fort Sumter and the iconic Ravenel Bridge.

Charleston’s waterfront is astoundingly beautiful. One of the first activities on your list should be walking Waterfront Park, located along Concord Street. Overlooking the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor, it’s a picturesque destination that is the perfect place to relax. When you’ve gotten your fill of the scenery, book a boat tour to explore all the must-see landmarks of Charleston Harbor. You’ll quickly learn why water activities are so enjoyable here.

There’s famous Fort Sumter, the sea fort that protected the city from Naval invasion, and the Ravenel Bridge, an impressive eight-lane bridge with diamond-shaped towers over the Cooper River. Other noteworthy spots are Castle Pinckney, the Battery, and USS Yorktown. Boat tours are the ideal water activity for seeing the famous landmarks of Charleston.

In addition to boat tours, you can get your fill of water activities like swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding at the beaches near Charleston. The city’s five beach communities – Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Seabrook Island – are beautiful destinations where water sports are abundant.

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