Top Attractions in Charleston SC area- Picturesque Shem Creek
Living in the Mt. Pleasant and Charleston SC area offers so many fun attractions! One of them is Shem Creek. If you like boats, paddle boarding, marine life and a nice variety of places to eat delicious food, you’ll love this area.
Shem Creek offers:
1. Restaurants and bars
Lined with restaurants and bars along the water offering casual to fine dining. Enjoy a drink or local seafood dinner with friends while watching the sun set over the marsh. Listen to live music offered at some of the restaurants/bars.
- Vickery’s Bar & Grill
- Shem Creek Crab House
- Tavern and Table
- Water’s edge
- Red’s Ice House
- Saltwater Cowboys
- The Mill Street Tavern
2. Kayak and Paddle Boarding
One of the best ways to explore Shem’s creek is by water. On one side of the bridge is the quiet, scenic wildlife part of the creek. Featuring photographic marshes, oyster beds and moss draped oak trees. Go under the bridge to the other side, features boaters, restaurants and shrimp boats. This is a good area to spot dolphins that hang out in Shem’s creek. Sometimes the dolphins will swim right by you! Occasionally you can see manatees hanging out in the creek during the warmer months. If you have your own paddle board/kayak, there is a public boat ramp. If you don’t have your own kayak or paddle board, here are a couple places to rent and even take a guided tour.
Dolphins tend to hang out here, particularly following the shrimp boats as they return with their catch. You can spot them from walking the nature boardwalk or on the water boating or paddling boarding.
Boating – Have a boat? You can launch at public ramp on Shem Creek and explore the waterways at Shem Creek Boat Landing. Don’t have a boat? No problem. Here are a few boat rentals and charters right at Shem Creek:
- Shem Creek Boat Rentals offers an array of boats for rent, guided fishing tours and charters.
- Marsh View Fishing Charters
- Shem Creek Fishing Charters
- Enjoy a relaxing walk and beautiful sunset on the Nature Boardwalk
- Fishing off the pier
Stay right on Shem Creek at the Shem Creek Inn -waterfront hotel with outdoor pool
Convenient marina to store you boat and launch conveniently on Shem’s Creek
Shem Creek is one of the most photographed and visited spots in Mount Pleasant, SC by locals and tourist alike. Few areas of Mt. Pleasant are as picturesque or as laid back as Shem Creek.
If you are looking to relocate to Shem Creek or the surrounding area, to enjoy the rich history, wide range of entertainment, Southern charm, and scenic setting that the area has to offer, reach out to me.