For generations, families have escaped to Edisto Beach, just 45 minutes from historic Charleston, where easy access to the area's rivers and the shell-rich beach gives the Edisto Beach explorer a wealth of opportunities for boating, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, kayaking, bird-watching, or just lounging by the surf. Though best known for its natural beauty and quiet pace, Edisto Beach visitors and residents also enjoy play on the newly refurbished and acclaimed golf course and dining in local restaurants.