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    Beaches Near Charleston

Sand and Surf are Closer than You Think

The best beaches around are just a short drive away when you stay at The Ryder Hotel. A 30-minute drive will have you beachside before you can blink. Each beach offers something unique, like epic waves, adventure, and fresh seafood.

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Folly Beach

The beach on six-mile-long Folly Island is a surfers paradise. Tour around over 20 bars and restaurants along Center Street and soak in the quirky, laid-back vibes.

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Sullivan’s Island

Once central to the slave trade and the Revolutionary War, there’s still plenty of history to explore here, plus tranquil tidepools and sandbars to spend some sunny downtime.

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Isle of Palms

Across the inlet from Sullivan’s Island, “IOP” is full of adventure. Grab tacos from Papi’s Taqueria and ramble along the oceanfront, then pop in to the Windjammer for outdoor tunes at the Sunset Stage.

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Kiawah Island

A bit further outside of town, this peaceful beach park is actually on a river. Spend a bit of time here and you might just see bottlenose dolphins fishing along the water’s edge.

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The ocean breeze puts your mind at ease. 🌊  Take a stroll to one of our favorite nearby beaches for a little change of scenery during your stay.
Let the beat rock 🎶 How can you not love Mondays when they include live music by @goodtrouble_843? Get down with us at @littlepalmbar from 7 - 9 p.m.
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Long weekends are just our style. Make a splash at The Ryder Memorial Day weekend 🌊
Long leisurely lunches. It's the @littlepalmbar way. They are now open for lunch! Delight in your favorites daily beginning at 11 a.m.
A tranquil sense of summer, that only locals feel. ☀️ Lowcountry residents, we're looking at you. Receive 15% off your stay and start sipping in those Holy City vibes.
If the world is your oyster, then @littlepalmbar is your pearl. Savor a sea-to-table dinner paired with tropical cocktails while taking in the Charleston breeze.
Rise and shine in style at The Ryder. ☀️
Wellness your way. On-demand yoga, complimentary bikes or in-room fitness equipment, we've got you covered. 🚲
Monday mood 😎 @littlepalmbar knows how to start the week on a high note...Jam along to @good_troublee843 while sipping crisp cocktails. 

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To all the mamas out there who will forever be our guide to care-free coolness... Happy Mother's Day from #TheRyderHotel. ⁠
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Under the palms sipping lush cocktails, that's where we'll be. 🍊 Join us to delight in @littlepalmbar's all-new cocktail menu.
Just the sign you were looking for. @LittlePalmBar opens at 4... see you there! #TheRyder #LittlePalmBar
BIG NEWS 🎊 We are thrilled to share that we have been named in @cntraveler’s “Hot List 2022: The Best New Hotels and Industry Openings in the World” in 4 categories! ⁠
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+ Best New Hotels in the World⁠
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Make your reservations now to come and see what all the fuss is about.
Join us Sunday, May 15 at 7 pm at @hotelemeline for a culinary experience that only Charleston could deliver featuring a collaborative menu created by Chef Tim Richardson of @hanksseafood and Chef Tim Morton of @frannieandthefox⁠
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Start your evening with a cocktail reception featuring drinks from @littlepalmbar, and enjoy a five-course family-style dining experience highlighting local fishmongers and wine pairings from @ghmumm_us followed by live entertainment and revelry at Emeline’s Greenhouse.⁠
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With acclaimed Charleston-based planner, @taraguerrard, as the official event planner, the evening will offer a true celebration of thoughtful partners and new and old friends, all assembling to give back to their community. A portion of the proceeds will support @bensfriendsnational, our local community partner.⁠
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Visit the link in our bio to purchase your tickets today!
Because she's not just a regular mom. ⁠
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Take a tip from us, give mom good vibes this year with a staycation at the Ryder ☀️ #GoodTimeStateOfMind
For sun lovers and shade seekers alike. 🌊 Dip your toes or dive on in.⁠
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Book your stay today to enjoy our pool.
Discover space to have a brainstorm with your team that isn’t a boring boardroom, or make The Ryder home base for your bachelor(ette) party so you can hit the town. 🎉⁠
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Out of town or out of state. Around the corner or around the world. The Ryder Hotel was made to bring people together.⁠
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Visit the link in our bio to learn more about our private event offerings and book today.
The best time to begin exploring Charleston is now. ☀️ Stroll the coast, shop 'til you drop and savor delicious bites all in one place. Book your stay now to be a part of it all.
Sundays are best spent at The Ryder. Fend off the end-of-weekend blues with a shaken (or stirred) cocktail, complimentary of @littlepalmbar when you book our "Sunday Shake" offer. We'll cheers to that. 🍋