1. Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant
A short drive into Mount Pleasant from peninsular Charleston, you will find scenic Shem Creek. Flanked by multiple restaurants on either side, the creek offers guests food and drinks as well as opportunities to rent paddleboards and kayaks. One of its main draws is the likelihood of spotting porpoises roaming the water at any given time of day. Another reason why people tend to flock to this spot is its beautiful sunsets. Take a walk on the convenient marsh walk, a wide wooden walkway through the marsh, or take it all in from one of the restaurant porches. However you decide to experience it, be sure you have your iPhone ready to snap some photos.
2. Riley Waterfront Park in Downtown Charleston