How to Find Out What Your Charleston Coast Property Is Worth

With more and more people moving to the area, it’s no secret that the real estate market in and around Charleston has been on a steady increase. Who wouldn’t want to experience mild weather year-round, world-class beaches, and breathtaking landscapes on daily basis? If you plan on selling your beach house or you’re interested in renting it out as an investment, you’re going to want to know what your Charleston Coast property is worth.

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What Is My Charleston Coast Property Worth?

Hire a Real Estate Company

Hiring an experienced team of real estate agents is one of the easiest and most accurate ways to find out the property worth of your Charleston Coast home. For example, our team at Dunes Properties is the authority on all things Charleston real estate and can offer a thorough comparative market analysis that will put you extremely close to an accurate asking price.

Use Online Resources

The internet is a great resource when researching just about any topic. There are several free websites out there that collect as much data as they can on real estate trends around the country. These sites then use algorithms to make estimates of everything from the property’s current worth in that market to likely mortgage rates. Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia are just a few. We recommend combing through as many as you can to get a more realistic estimate because each will be slightly different. Keep in mind, this will only be a rough estimate and professional help is always recommended for a more accurate estimate.

Research Homes In Your Neighborhood

Another great way to get an idea of what your home might be worth is by researching what other comparable homes in your neighborhood and area have recently sold for. Again, sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin will have resources for this. Simply look up your area and set the filter to “sold” to see homes that were recently bought near you. We still recommend using a real estate company for a more professional and accurate estimate.

Use the Experts in Charleston Coast Real Estate

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5 of the Top Spots to See Dolphins in Charleston

South Carolina’s Lowcountry is a stunning waterfront landscape that provides a thriving ecosystem for wildlife. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are often spotted along our coastline and always bring excitement and wonder to people of all ages! If you want to catch these majestic creatures in action, we’re here to tell you where to see dolphins in Charleston, SC.

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Where to See Dolphins in Charleston, SC

1. Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve

The Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve provides the best spot on Folly Beach to get a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins. You’re almost guaranteed to see at least one fin peak out of the water in this area of the beach. Plus, the preserve offers breathtaking views of the Morris Island Lighthouse and an incredibly relaxing spot along the shore.

2. Charter a Boat

The more of the water you explore, the more likely you are to see dolphins. The easiest way to do this is to charter a boat! Tidal Wave Watersports has a location in Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, and a pick-up location in Mount Pleasant. They offer a dolphin watching tour as well as custom charters. Their Jet Ski Safari Adventure is also popular and provides just as much opportunity to see dolphins but with more excitement.

3. Kayak Shem Creek

Bottlenose dolphins frequent Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant which neighbors Isle of Palms. Although this area is a popular spot to have a waterfront meal, locals also love to explore the waterway on both kayak and paddleboard. It allows you to immerse yourself in our stunning and diverse landscape. There are several rental companies in the area, so you don’t have to worry about lugging the equipment around.

4. Bulls Island

Bulls Island is a pristine, wildlife refuge known for an abundance of wildlife and seven miles of undeveloped shoreline. There are no paved roads on the island and can be reached by a year-round ferry run by Coastal Expeditions. Along with the ferry, they offer four different tours that allow for tremendous opportunities to see dolphins and other wildlife.

5. White Point Garden and The Battery

White Point Garden and The Battery provide amazing views of the Charleston Harbor. If you’re exploring Downtown Charleston, you have to stop by, walk along the water, and admire the beautiful live oaks. There’s so much water to see from the park you’re almost guaranteed to see some dolphins!

Stay Where the Dolphins Are


Now that you know where to see dolphins in Charleston, SC, it’s time to plan your trip to the Lowcountry! Possibly spot some dolphins from your vacation rental when you stay in a waterfront beach house! We have the best selection of properties on Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. From condos to large homes, we’re sure to have just what you need!

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Charleston Spring Activities: How to Plan Your Trip Around the Great Weather

Are you searching for a place with great spring weather and tons of things to do? What about a gorgeous spot with beaches as far as the eye can see and a cool ocean breeze? If you said yes to those questions, then you need to check out the Charleston Coast. Our coastal paradise has everything you need to plan the perfect getaway! Keep reading to discover our favorite Charleston spring activities

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Your Ultimate Guide to Charleston Spring Activities

What’s the Weather Like in Charleston During the Spring

Spring is known to have some of South Carolina’s best weather. Because of Charleston’s hot and humid summers, many people visit in coast in the cooler months. March highs average around 70 with lows in the 50s. April warms up with highs in the mid-70s and lows near 60. May in Charleston is like summer in many colder cities. Highs usually sit around 80 with lows often staying in the upper 60s. You couldn’t ask for better weather to get outside and explore our breathtaking landscape!

Paddle Within Nature

Paddle through the serene marshes and rivers of the Lowcountry while taking in the stunning landscape and getting a glimpse into the vast wildlife. KAYAKING is a favorite in Charleston among locals and tourists. Kids as young as four can paddle in a tandem kayak, so it’s sure to delight and spark wonder in everyone in your group. If a paddleboard is more your speed, no worries! There are plenty of rental companies that offer them. Our favorite parts to explore are the inlets between Folly Beach and Isle of Palms and the mainland. Shem Creek is also a popular spot for people staying near IOP.

Explore a Local Farmers’ Market

There are plenty of Charleston farmer’s markets in the area to find local goods, locally grown produce, unique Charleston charms, and gourmet foods! In fact, you’ll find a different market in almost every nook and corner of the Holy City. Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island each have their own farmers’ markets. You’ll find the DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON FARMER’S MARKET in Marion Square and the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market next to Moultrie Middle School. And a favorite among locals, the SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMER’S MARKET at the Pour House on James Island features a myriad of local vendors and live music.

Catch a Colorful Sunset

Just about any view in Charleston will give you a great place to watch a Lowcountry sunset. We always recommend a walk along Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, or Sullivan’s Beach to see the colors in the sky make the water glow. Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve on Folly is a favorite spot among locals! If you’re in Downtown Charleston, Joe Riley Waterfront Park is known for its stunning sunsets and infamous Pineapple Fountain. Or, walk over to the Battery and White Point Garden to watch the sunset over the Charleston Harbor. Another amazing way to enjoy the sunset is with a waterfront dinner on Shem Creek! This hotspot houses countless amazing restaurants that offer fresh seafood and stunning views.

Spend the Day Exploring Historic Charleston

Immerse yourself in United States history and spend some time exploring Downtown Charleston. We suggest a walking tour to take advantage of the amazing spring weather. There are countless things to see and learn that you could easily create your own self-guided walking tour. However, we recommend using a tour company, so you don’t miss out on any of the area’s unique stories. The city has so much to offer from delicious food to world-class art to countless Instagrammable spots. If you’re visiting at the beginning of the month, check out Charleston Art Walk. On the first Friday of every month, more than 40 art galleries in the Holy City are open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Downtown is also the place for shopping! Start off by strolling through the HISTORIC CHARLESTON CITY MARKET then head over to King Street for upscale stores like Louis Vuitton, Lilly Pulitzer, and more.

Enjoy a Spring Event

Because of the great weather, the Charleston area is filled with spring events throughout the season. In fact, some of our biggest events of the year happen in March, April, and May. The Charleston Wine + Food Festival always takes place in early March for nearly a week. Try delicious foods, learn from famous chefs, taste wines from across the globe, and experience concerts from hit artists! There’s no secret why this festival is one of the best Charleston spring activities. If you’ve always wanted to get inside of the stunning historical homes of Charleston, you won’t want to miss the Festival of House and Gardens. For about three weeks from mid-March to April, some of the country’s most beautiful homes open their doors to the public for tours and small events.

Stay At the Beach

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Now that you know all the best Charleston spring activities, it’s time to plan your getaway to the Lowcountry! If you’re visiting the coast, why not treat yourself to a spot on the beach? We have the best selection of vacation rentals on FOLLYISLE OF PALMS, and SULLIVAN’S ISLAND. Whether you need a one-bedroom condo for you and your sweetheart or a large house that can accommodate your entire family, we’re sure to have something for you! Participate in our Lowcountry traditions, enjoy your vacation rental by the ocean, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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