Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail LogoThe South Carolina section of the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail extends 295 miles from the Savannah River at the Georgia border through the Carolina Sea Islands, past the port of Charleston, along the Grand Strand, and ends at Little River on the North Carolina border. This section offers a paddling trail with a diversity of natural and cultural features, and includes every South Carolina coastal habitat type, from tidal waters, marshlands, and swamps to barrier islands, dunes, and beaches. Many cultural sites and places of interest are accessible by kayak including old forts, plantations, fishing villages, port cities, resorts, and many protected wildlife areas.

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Trail Map Horry Savannah River to Beaufort Beaufort to Edisto Island, the ACE Basin Edisto Island to Charleston Charleston to McClellanville McClellanville to Winyah Bay at Georgetown Georgetown to Socastee Socastee to Little River
Map No. From Location To Location Waterway(s) Primary Paddling Trail Approximate Distance
1 Savannah River, Georgia Border Beaufort Savannah River, Cooper River, Mackays Creek, Port Royal Sound, Beaufort River, Coosaw River
60
2 Beaufort Edisto Island, the ACE Basin Morgan River, St. Helena Sound, Ashepoo River, South Edisto River, Dawho River
30
3 Edisto Island Charleston North Edisto River, Wadmalaw River, Stono River, Elliot Cut, Wappoo Cut, Charleston Harbor
50
4 Charleston McClellanville Charleston Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway, Bulls Bay
50
5 McClellanville Winyah Bay at Georgetown South Santee River, Intracoastal Waterway, North Santee River, Esterville Minim Creek Canal, Winyah Bay
40
6 Georgetown Sacastee, lower Pee Dee and Waccamaw Great Pee Dee River, Waccamaw River, Intracoastal Waterway
30
7 Sacastee Little River, Intracoastal Waterway at North Carolina Border Little River, Intracoastal Waterway
35
Approximate Total Distance in Miles
295

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