Whether you’re an early riser or night owl, here are 10 sunrise + sunset viewing spots in the Lowcountry where you can soak in all the vibrant views.
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park — If you want to see the sunset behind the Ravenel Bridge, this is the right place.
Sunset Cay Marina — This marina is perfectly named. Head to the bar on the top deck for the best views of the waterway and live music.
Pitt Street Bridge — Watch the sun set directly behind downtown’s skyline. You’ll be within earshot of the lapping waters in the harbor.
West end of Folly Beach — Walk past the county park + stop to admire the sunset on the curve at the far end of the island.
Northbridge Terrace Park & Pool — This spot in West Ashley has unbeatable views from the fishing pier.
Melton Peter Demetre Park — This James Island gem is known as Sunrise Park. Get panoramic views of the Battery, Patriots Point, the Ravenel, Mt. Pleasant, and Sullivan’s Island.
Bridge to Nowhere — This unique bridge near Wagener Terrace may not offer a destination, but it does offer incredible sunset views.
South end of Sullivan’s Island — Stroll to the south end of Sullivan’s for a peaceful sunrise and the sounds of gentle waves.
Joe Riley Waterfront Park — We recommend heading here for sunrise. Watch the sun rise behind the Pineapple Fountain to the sounds of birds chirping for a tranquil morning.
Shem Creek — Look out over the beautiful Charleston Harbor and surrounding marshes as the day ends.