Homer took this photo of a beachcomber and shrimp boat when we stayed on Edisto Island, South Carolina in October, 2010. The shrimp boats would pass by our house each morning and we loved watching them as the sun rose.
Edisto Island is a beautiful, quiet family vacation spot with a rich history. The first known occupants of Edisto Island were the Edistow Indians, members of the Cusabo family of tribes. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s with the English settlers following in the 1600’s. Planters grew rich producing Sea Island Cotton during the 1700’s until after the Civil War. Many of the plantation sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers a wonderful vacation experience at Edisto Beach State Park with camping facilities, cabins, nature trails and much more.