Memorial Day Weekend: 5 Reasons to Visit

It’s almost time for another amazing summer on Edisto Beach.

If you don’t have plans thus far (or if your plans don’t include Edisto) here are the top 5 reasons as to why you need to be here for Memorial Day weekend.

1. Summer technically starts in June, but we all know Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off for the high-season at the beach. This means vacationers from all over come to share the love of our island and a season of partying and good times begins.

2. Events take place during Memorial Day weekend, but make sure to check current status on any you planned on since some things have changed post outbreak.

3. Turtle season begins! It’s possible in late May to turn a late-night beach walk into an unforgettable experience if you happen upon a Loggerhead nesting. While it’s important not to disturb the nesting turtles, if you remain quiet and stay far enough away, you could get the chance to see a female turtle dig a nest and release her eggs. It’s an incredible experience that is hard to come across, but well worth it if you do. Just remember, keep your lights off and don’t disturb the turtles or they will release their eggs into the ocean.

4. Can’t get enough marine life in your day-to-day life? Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to see all sorts of baby creatures including dolphins. Watch any of the dolphin pods as they make their way up and down Edisto’s shores and keep an eye out for the tiny fins that poke up out of the way. The baby dolphins swim alongside their mothers as they learn how to go about life.

5. As if you need another reason to visit Edisto! Come down because you love it and there’s no place else you’d rather be. After all, isn’t that why we’re all here?

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