What’s a beach vacation without seeing the perfect sunset? The array of colors that spill over the water mirroring the sky is awe-inspiring. The sun slowly seeps into the Atlantic, waving a banner of purple and pink hews ever changing against the blue tides. There are numerous hideaways on the island that provide the perfect view for this captivating scene, but these, are my favorite.
For a sunset that is truly unique, you will have to take a serious counterintuitive action. Wherever you are on the island, immediately turn around, and get back on 278 leading almost off the island. Across from the Pinckney Island Nature Preserve, there is a parking lot and dock leading out to the Intracoastal Waterway. Sitting on the dock, you can watch the sun set over the oyster beds as the Daufuskie Ferry makes its final trip from the island.
Or end your day jamming to the nautical nightlife in Shelter Cove Towne Center. The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon makes every sunset a true celebration. Throughout the summer, Poseidon puts on a party every night with their in-house DJ and fabulous bartenders, Gioia and Savannah. With an extensive drink menu and new sushi bar, how can you beat this sunset happy hour?
If you are looking for some family entertainment during the golden hour, make your way to Harbour Town in the Sea Pines Resort. Take a trolley trip and grab dinner at The Quarterdeck, offering beautiful views of the water, and stop next door at Cups and Cones for a sweet treat. The newly built Harbour Town Pier was finished just in time for the 50th RBC Heritage, and has quickly presumed role as the picture-perfect sunset. Vacationers and locals alike love snapping family photos with ice cream in hand, next to the pier and lighthouse to end a perfect day in Sea Pines. As the sun is setting, enjoy live music from the widely-known Gregg Russell.