Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Charleston

#1 of 111 in Parks in Coastal South Carolina
Park · Landmark
Relax in the shade of a southern live oak tree while watching sailboats cruise at Joe Riley Waterfront Park. Situated on 5 hectares (12 acres) that hug the Carolina coastline, the park features several landscaped gardens and picturesque plazas against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Take an stroll past stately fountains and colorful flower beds before sitting on a bench. Stop at one of the oceanside restaurants that line the park for a traditional southern meal. To visit Joe Riley Waterfront Park and other attractions in Charleston, use our Charleston road trip planning site.
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  • This is a nice water fountain to walk up and take photos with. But it’s just a water fountain. I was reading other reviews and unsure of what people were expecting. But for a water fountain it was...  more »
  • This was the best place to cool off and we enjoyed the swings that are along the pier. There are only about 6 of them but nice wooden swings. I had flagged down a pedi-cab (rickshaw pedi cab...  more »
  • If your going to Charleston do not miss this place.. It is good for evening walk.. I love to spend hours here.. Make sure that you come early to get parking spot.. No entrance fee.. If you are a nature lover either see sunrise or sunset here.. The pineapple fountain looks awesome in sunset.. The view is breathtaking.
  • Such a beautiful spot in Charleston! As Hurricane Dorian was approaching the coast of Charleston I decided to go downtown and caught some beautiful photos as Dorian was off of our coast. If you’re ever in Charleston as a tourist come to waterfront park! It’s beyond amazing.

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