10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

South of Charleston, Beachwalker Park is the public beach located on the southern end of Kiawah Island. This is a nature-lovers coast so visitors should bring their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets.  It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds.  The water is not clear here, but it is clean and provides fantastic seafood for low-country cooking.  There is concern about the proposal to build 50 houses and a steel revetment on the sand spit in terms of its impact on animal life and visitor access.