Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. The town of Edisto Beach is in Colleton County, while the Charleston County part of the island is unincorporated.
Edisto Island is located 42 miles (68 km) (about one hour by car) southwest of Charleston. Edisto Island is home to Edisto Beach and Wyndham Oceanridge resort.
The only grocery store near the beach is a BI-LO out on Jungle Road. There are three gas stations and about a dozen independently owned restaurants, most of which specialize in local seafood.