Five Best Seaside Getaways In May

Natural Retreats has assembled your five best seaside getaways in May. We’ve had our April showers, and they've brought us amazing new adventures along our South Carolina coastline. We’ve put together our best collection of vacation rentals for family fun, girls getaways, mancations, couples retreats, solo travelers and more!

Fripp Island

Fripp if the most seaward of the South Carolina Sea Islands. Renowned for its resort amenities and natural conservation, it's regarded as a residential vacation resort and several hundred folks make it their full time home, too. Come check out KC's Island Retreat, our island oasis located right on the ocean, where you can relax and listen to the sounds of Fripp's beautiful beach.

St. Helena Island

St. Helena is a Sea Island and it is regarded as a major center of African-American Gullah culture and language. It still maintains its lowcountry character even today. If a private beachfront home is what you crave, then you can satisfy it at Preston's Tides!

Harbor Island

This small resort island is about 14 miles east of Beaufort, and is yet another one of our Carolina Sea Islands. Most of it is tidal marsh, with about 800 acres that has been developed throughout the northeastern portions of the island. Picture yourself relaxing here on the quintessential southern porch at Charleston Charm. This home provides rocking chairs, unforgettable marsh views and stunning sea views to watch the sunset or greet the morning with your cup of coffee.

Port Royal

Port Royal is home to the Marine Recruit Depot and a naval hospital. It’s also home to our annual soft shell crab festival in the spring and a community oyster roast in the fall. Fall in love with the rich history and quiet nature of this friendly village with a stay in Port Royal Cottage.


First off, let’s get the name right. This is South Carolina lowcountry and it’s pronounced BEW-fert. It’s the second-oldest city in the state, behind Charleston. Located on Port Royal Island, Beaufort is known for its scenic location and for maintaining the historic character of our antebellum architecture through preservation. It’s also known as the home of the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, which includes Parris Island. You can live like a local in Crow's Nest, a luxury condominium located within walking distance to Harbersham's shops and marketplace.

South Carolina’s Sea Islands are a chain of tidal and barrier islands, each steeped in history and loved even more today by their full time residents and guests alike. They’re just the kind of lowcountry vacation spots you’d expect to find in our Natural Retreats collection. Your next great adventures are waiting, and our Seaside Getaways are ready for you!

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