Scenic drives in Charleston, SC

Botany Bay Plantation

Explore Botany Bay Plantation. | Photo by @bkussardphoto

Charleston is known for its Southern landscapes and waterfront views, and what better way to enjoy them than on a scenic drive. We rounded up six local roads great for cruising down year-round that will make you fall in love with the Lowcountry all over again.

๐Ÿš— Botany Bay Road is located on Edisto Island and runs along Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve Wildlife Management Area. This picturesque path features a lush green tree tunnel. Visitors are welcome between sunrise + sunset. Heads up: The site is closed on Tuesdays.
๐Ÿš— Murray Boulevard runs along the Ashley River in downtown Charleston. If you love waterfront views, this oneโ€™s for you. We think this palmetto tree-lined road is perfect for a sunset drive. Bonus: Spot White Point Garden along the way.

๐Ÿš— Boone Hall Avenue of the Oaks winds through Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mt. Pleasant. Discover this scenic avenue draped with Spanish moss made up of live oaks planted in 1743. Tickets are available online for Boone Hall.

๐Ÿš— Old Sheldon Church Road in Beaufort County features a historical landmark: The Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Originally built in the mid-1700s, the church is said to have been damaged by fires. Heads up: Visitors can view this site from outside of the gate.

๐Ÿš— Bohicket Road is found on Johns Island along Bohicket Creek and features postcard-worthy views of Lowcountry foliage. Stop by the 500-year-old Angel Oak, then drive to Salty Dog Cafe Seabrook to enjoy seafood by the water.

๐Ÿš— Coffin Point Avenue of Oaks on St. Helena Island is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Beaufort County. Visit the nearby Camelot Farms Equestrian Center where you can ride horses beneath the towering trees.

Grab a road trip buddy and go for a drive through the Lowcountry. Snap photos and make some memories.

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