Aug 15 2011

High Season is Over, But Good Times Go On

The worst part about summer is the fact that it has to end.

Now that it is August and boiling outside every day, it is hard to think that summer is on its way out, but it’s true. However, that doesn’t mean the good times need to end, especially if you’re lucky enough to still be enjoying Edisto Beach.

Now’s the time when the crowds are thinned out and beach enthusiasts take pleasure in squeezing out every last drop of good times that they can. The weather’s still as close to tropical as it gets and water is warm and beckoning. There’s still a good solid month of pure summer left here on Edisto.

While it is technically the late high season, as the rental agencies say, it’s one of the best times of the year to visit.

Many kids are back in school, the rental home rates are less expensive, there’s virtually no wait at any restaurant, and there’s plenty of room to sprawl out on the beach without being bothered by anything other than a seagull flying over head.

It’s also a perfect time to take advantage of all the things Edisto has to offer like kayaking, off-shore fishing, eco-tours, turtle walks, and so much more. As always, the best of Edisto is always here and that’s simply relaxing in a hammock feeling the breeze off the Atlantic.

Seafood lovers enjoy this time of year as well because it is when the oysters, crab, and shrimp are at their juiciest, so a visit to Flower’s Seafood Company is definitely a must during your visit.

Now that the sun goes down just a hair earlier than in peak season, if you find yourself wanting to get out of beach house after dinner, hit up one of the many restaurant/bars in town.

Local musicians visit Edisto’s bars and provide live entertainment often this time of year because the nightlife never dies at the beach. Once the sun goes down, every vacationer should make it a point to visit Whaley’s, the Dockside, Coot’s, the Thirsty Fish, or Grover’s for a cold drink and some good times. Many of the bars offer things like karaoke, pool tables, trivia, wet t-shirt nights, and other fun things to do. And remember that like Vegas, what happens in Edisto stays in Edisto – or lives on in Facebook posts made by your friends.

It’s also worth noting that if you drink a little too much, nothing helps soak up a hangover better than a nice southern breakfast in the morning. The Seacow is the reigning champ as far as favorite breakfast eateries go, but the ladies at the Piggly Wiggly serve up some excellent sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, eggs, and grits.

So as you can see, high season is over, but there’s still tons of good times waiting to be had here on Edisto Beach.

 

 

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