Edisto Beach State Park has some of the tallest palmetto trees in the state. The park is a 1255-acre park, with a mile and a half of beach. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and opened in 1937.
Erosion has been an issue of concern all along South Carolina's coast. Often vegetation is protected by keeping the land roped off from the public.
Loggerhead sea turtles come ashore usually in middle-May. The nesting females will come from May until mid-July. The incubation period for the nests is about 60 days, with hatchlings emerging into September.
Visitors can find the greatest variety of shells at Edisto Beach compared to any beach in South Carolina.