I just spent the weekend at the beach in Pawley’s Island, SC, and as a result I am in an extremely beachy mood at the start of this week. So to kick of the week, I thought I would post about Sullivan’s Island, SC – a place just twenty minutes outside of Charleston, which is where W, Hamish, and I go to the beach. Sullivan’s Island is located at the mouth of Charleston Harbor and was historically used as a defense of Charleston. The Battle of Fort Moultrie, which took place on Sullivan’s Island during the Revolutionary War, was actually the origination of the Palmetto tree and crescent moon on the South Carolina state flag.
Sullivan’s Island is a special place. The long flat beach seems to go on for miles. Facing South, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean is spectacular, and facing east, you can see peninsular Charleston in the distance. Sullivan’s Island has that laid back vibe that a true beach community should have, has not been spoiled by over development.
This Sullivan’s Island beach house was featured in Charleston Home Magazine a few years ago. The all white palate exemplifies seaside living, and the open air feeling of the house, with its porches and breeze ways, is typical of Sullivan’s Island beach houses.