Best Photography Spots in Charleston, SC 

Taking time to enjoy a journey to Charleston, South Carolina is a trip that’s always worth taking for travelers. While the experiences waiting for you here are sure to inspire, there’s also a good chance you’re going to want to commemorate your journey on film. The good news is that Charleston is packed with fantastic places to take great photographs whether they’re for the entire family or you’re documenting your solo outing. The following are a few of the top spots to be sure to check out the next time you’re here. 

Scenic Mount Pleasant Backdrops 

When you’re looking to set up a natural backdrop for a great photo and you’re spending time in and around Mount Pleasant, the Pitt Street Bridge should be at the top of your list. Sometimes referred to as the Cove Inlet Bridge, this stop used to be the primary Charleston harbor crossing point from Mount Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island. Today, it’s a lush area where many visitors come to walk, soak up the views, and enjoy afternoons of fishing. The entire area offers up a scenic backdrop but the fishing pier at the end of the Pitt Street Bridge is particularly dynamic when you’re looking to add some unique dimension to your photo.  

Shem Creek is another waterfront stop in Mount Pleasant that works really well for photographers. Here, you can access gorgeous views of the Charleston Harbor or focus in on the surrounding marshes instead. Afterward, you’ll be within easy reach of great local restaurants to enjoy! 

Sullivan’s Island Favorites

A must-visit destination when you’re enjoying time on Sullivan’s Island is the iconic Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse. This eye-catching structure enjoys a modern take on architecture and the one-of-a-kind triangular structure is adorned in black and white making it an eye-catching addition to any photograph. Afterward, make your way to Breach Inlet to focus more on landscapes that pair lush greenery with inspiring waves. History buffs looking to infuse legacy into their photographs will want to make sure to make time to snap some shots at Fort Moultrie National Historic Park. Here, military history abounds, and the lush terrain is only rivaled by the stories of battles fought on the grounds. 

aerial view of the lighthouse on sullivan's island

Folly Beach Photography Finds 

For travelers making their way to Folly Beach looking to set up some stunning photographs, The Washout is a great place to start. Located at 41 Center Street, this destination is easy to find right in the heart of town. The colorful surroundings are sure to inspire but it just might be the Southern seafood specialties served up here that keep you lingering longer. 

Book Your Stay Today 

When you’re ready to enjoy a Charleston adventure that’s truly one-of-a-kind, the team at Charleston Coast Vacations has the vacation rental options you need to top off your stay in style. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting options to choose from as well as how we can help you make more of every day you’re in town. We look forward to welcoming you to scenic South Carolina soon! 

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