Beachfront real estate is extremely appealing, and few places in the country area as beautiful as the beaches of the greater Charleston area. The seaside communities and barrier island towns here are both charming and conveniently located to access the metro area’s amenities. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that residents of Charleston’s beach communities feel as if they are living in the perfect place to enjoy sand, sea and sky.

The area’s beach real estate is highly desirable and will meet every home buyer’s expectations. There are plenty of homes for sale in the beach communities of Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah and Seabrook. Beach real estate is more popular than ever, and it’s easy to see why after just a short visit to any of these delightful communities.

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Guarding the entrance to Charleston Harbor, the community of Sullivan’s Island gives residents amazing skyline views of the big city. With around 2,000 residents, Sullivan’s Island is an exciting place to recreate. Notable attractions include Fort Moultrie and the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Center. It’s just 10 miles from downtown Charleston, so it’s also an ideal bedroom community.

Thanks to gorgeous beaches and a popular resort, Isle of Palms has a wide range of reasons for residents to love it there. The population of 4,300 residents doesn’t account for the thousands of visitors that flock here each summer. Top activities in Isle of Palms include water sports, fishing, boating, surfing, golf, tennis, shopping and dining all within a quaint seaside atmosphere.

Folly Beach, with a population of around 2,200 residents, is well known for sparkling surf, sandy beaches, and eco-tourism. Residents of Folly Beach can enjoy sunning at the Folly Beach County Park, fishing from the Folly Beach Pier or surfing at the Washout. With a lively Center Street full of shops, restaurants and nightlife, Folly Beach is best described as fun and funky.

Kiawah Island residents have lots of entertainment and recreation options thanks to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. From award-winning golf courses and attractive beaches to green parks and lovely homes, Kiawah Island is attracting attention from across the nation. With approximately 1,600 residents, Kiawah Island is a fine community with a lot to share.

Seabrook Island, population 1,300, has properties ranging from beach cottages to luxury oceanfront properties. Outdoor sports reign supreme here, from fishing and boating to golf, tennis and horseback riding. Seabrook Island definitely delivers on its promise of the good life to its residents.