Waterfront Homes For Sale in Charleston SC

What is the most overused backdrop for fantasy dream sequences in movies and commercials?

According to online newspaper and pop culture website The Independent, the beach or the waterfront home setting is the most overused backdrop in the motion picture industry. Whenever the shot calls for a happy and peaceful vibe, this is Hollywood’s go-to “happy” scene foreground.

Waterfront homes near Charleston, SC offer astonishing views and a sense of grandeur for their owners. Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, beach homes near Charleston, SC offer every kind of water activity you can imagine. From basking in the calmness of the beach to surfing and boating, you’re forgiven whether you get too active or too chill.

Waterfront homes December 5, 2021
103
Listed
105
Avg. DOM
$579.62
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,250,000
Med. List Price
103 Properties
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$2,750,000
Subdivision: Marsh Harbor
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,382
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21031365
MLS
Located on arguably the BEST lot in the subdivision, this extraordinary home has the most unbelievable views of the intracoastal waterway, the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, all the way around to the...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,650
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21031734
MLS
1213 River Road is a gorgeous 5.96 acre, deepwater property on Johns Island in a great location close to downtown, the airport, and the beach at Kiawah. Entering the property through beautiful...
$1,150,000
Subdivision: Dockside
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,323
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21031473
MLS
Located in the tallest building on the peninsula, this stunning 14th floor condo has panoramic views of the Ravenel Bridge and downtown Charleston from every room. No detail was spared in this ''down...
$895,000
Subdivision: Dockside
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,237
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
7
Days on Site
21031317
MLS
Strikingly remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with water views of Charleston Harbor, the Cooper River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Spy Fort Sumter as well as Patriots Point and the Yorktown from the...
$350,000
Subdivision: Martins Landing
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,008
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
7
Days on Site
21031329
MLS
Welcome to 7343 Parkers Ferry Rd located on the beautiful Edisto River. This is an incredible opportunity to own 10.1 private acres with deep water access. This Charming cottage has been recently...
$748,000
Subdivision: The Cove At Folly
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,236
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
7
Days on Site
21031336
MLS
New Construction on Folly loaded with designer upgrades throughout the home with Water & Marsh Views that cannot be beat! Coastal Waterfront living at its finest at a prime location, The Cove on...
$643,000
Subdivision: Cane Bay Plantation
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,495
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
8
Days on Site
21031285
MLS
Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay 55+Community
$2,500,000
Subdivision: Ion
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,865
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
10
Days on Site
21031243
MLS
This impeccable, well maintained home has all traits required to be described as a beautiful, classic Southern home. It was designed by Phil Clarke, and is on one of the larger lots in the award...
$7,800,000
Subdivision: Park Island
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
12,776
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
12
Days on Site
21031190
MLS
Welcome to Egret Landing. One of the Lowcountry's finest estates. Exquisitely perched on a private 17+ acre deep water peninsula over 12,000 square feet of ultimate luxury awaits. Enjoy...
$1,490,000
Subdivision: Pimlico
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,880
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
13
Days on Site
21031149
MLS
Luxury home with breathtaking views on half acre deep water lot in Pimlico Plantation. This one of a kind elevated custom home was built in 2018 and no expense was spared. There's even an elevator...
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,180
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
14
Days on Site
21031012
MLS
Welcome to Creekmates 2, this stunning townhome located on Big Bay Creek with 50' of dock space, has sweeping river views from upper and lower covered balconies. The main floor is open and perfect...
Open 12/5
1507 Egret Creek Ct Hanahan, SC 29410
$625,000
Subdivision: Tanner Plantation
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,360
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
16
Days on Site
21028522
MLS
Peacefully situated on a cul-de-sac in The Reserve, this waterfront home has all the details and water access for which you've been searching! The private backyard is simply breathtaking with...

Beach homes in Charleston, SC provide more than just amusement. Here are some more advantages of living in waterfront homes.

1. Ocean breeze has positive health benefits

  • Magnesium and iodine are minerals that are abundant in the ocean breeze and these can do wonders for the lungs and the immune system. It can reduce symptoms of asthma, promote respiratory health and improve allergies and skin problems. If you have a family member or a loved one who is suffering from breathing difficulties, consider living by waterfront homes in Charleston, SC.

2. Experience aquatic adventures all year round

  • Kayaking, fishing, swimming, and boating are best enjoyed if you live by the beach. With close proximity to the beach, the problem of hauling your watersports equipment would be the last thing you’ll worry about.
  • Instead of paying for ramp access every time you want to trailer your boat to the waterfront, a property on the water with a dock allows you to boat at your convenience. Matt O’Neill Real Estate has the best listings for a Charleston waterfront home for sale.
  • If you’re not into water sports, you may choose to play beach soccer, volleyball or use the shore as your natural running track. Waterfront homes in Charleston, SC offer limitless opportunities for you and your family to bond with each other while fully enjoying the perks of living near the beach.

3. Coastal area nightlife

    • Partygoers love heading over to Charleston as there are many beach bars and nightclubs that serve awesome beats and eats until very late into the night. There are bars close to luxury waterfront homes in Charleston, SC that have incredibly long happy hours on top of the excellent dining experience they offer.

    Where to find Charleston Beachfront Homes for Sale

    Ditch the city noise and allow yourself to be immersed in the therapeutic and relaxing sound of the crashing waves and the cool night breeze. The soothing sound of rushing water will certainly rock you to sleep. Additionally, the views can be spectacular at almost any time of day in any weather condition. Privacy is in short supply in regular homes these days and you’ll have a tad more of that while living in a waterfront home.

    Are you considering taking the “plunge”, but don’t know where in the Charleston area can you find beach homes for sale? Check out our list of homes for sale on the beach in Charleston, SC. We have arranged our list per major area for your convenience.

    Charleston, SC Beach Homes for Sale

    Folly Beach, 29439

    folly beach

    • Also known as the “Edge of America” and “Mayberry by the Sea”, Folly Beach is home to the Folly Beach Pier and Folly Beach County Park. Center Street offers non-stop excitement for residents and tourists alike with its vast selection of surf shops, shake and snack booths, and souvenir stores.
    • Folly Beach remains to be one of the top choices for waterfront homes for sale in Charleston, SC. For those who are interested in learning how to surf, there are many surf schools that can teach you the basics. There are also charter services for those who are into boating activities. Truly, outdoor fun is unlimited in Folly!

    Sullivans Island, 29482

    Sullivans Island

    • If you’re looking for luxury waterfront homes for sale in Charleston, SC, then Sullivans Island should be one of the places you should check out! Only 20 minutes away from downtown Charleston, this island takes pride in having the most natural and non-commercialized beaches in the Charleston area.
    • Folly Beach offers the most affordable waterfront homes in the Charleston, SC area. Sullivans Island, on the other hand, is a more high-end location. Being an “island” there’s simply no room for expansion or add any more single-family structures. This makes every home in Sullivans Island a “premium” pick.

    Isle of Palms, 29451

    Atlantic Ocean Off Isle of Palms, SC
    "View of the Atlantic Ocean off Isle of Palms, SC" is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    • Known for its beaches and nests of sea turtles, Isle of Palms is home to a long list of luxury waterfront homes. With its six miles of white sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms remains as much a place of relaxing and picturesque serenity for both residents and visitors.

    Daniel Island / Wando, 29492

    House on Daniel Island
    "House on Daniel Island" by Joe is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

    • Charleston is exactly in the middle of the Cooper and Wando rivers. These cities can get pretty humid during the summertime. Fortunately, beaches and private pool resorts are everywhere to cool you off! There are new waterfront homes for sale in Charleston, SC that are ready for occupancy!
    • Every kind of water activity can be enjoyed in Charleston. Being a peninsula, the city is naturally surrounded by water. The area is commonly associated with relaxation, including ocean tides, sea breezes, and warm sand, which all help to destress folks who live nearby.
    • While a vacation here can temporarily reduce your stress levels, people who live near the ocean can experience this same benefit on a daily basis. Because of this reason, homes for sale in Charleston, SC near the beach are hot commodities. They’re selling fast!

    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 and 29464

    Mount Pleasant SC Charleston
    "Mt Pleasant (SC) from Charleston Harbor" by Ron Cogswell is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

    • Mount Pleasant is 15 minutes away from downtown Charleston via US-17N. There are great downtown Charleston waterfront homes for sale. However, if you’re more into shopping and entertainment and sightseeing, then Mount Pleasant is the place for you.
    • The breathtaking beaches of The Isle of Palms and the historic Sullivans Island are within a 10-15 minute drive away from Mount Pleasant. Some homes here are within biking distance from those bodies of water. There are countless options for Mount Pleasant neighborhoods with amenities such as Belle Hall and Bentley Park.
    • Charleston, SC homes for sale near the beach are more affordable compared to its Mount Pleasant counterparts. The area is a relatively new suburb. Most of the shopping centers and the leisure places still look “good as new” and are very well-maintained.

    Are there specific waterfront homes for sale near Charleston, SC that you’re looking for? Charleston has been named the” Top City in the Entire United States” by Travel and Leisure - and that says a lot! Even the non-coastal cities within Charleston are worth checking out. This city’s charm goes beyond picturesque beaches and cobblestone pavement and we’d be more than happy to show you around.

    There’s nothing quite like living by the beach. Dreaming about living in a waterfront home and actually living there are two different things. Contact us NOW and let’s get you set up into actually living in your own waterfront home!