Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Charleston

4.7
#1 of 113 in Parks in Coastal South Carolina
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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  • The waterfront park gives a magnificent view of the harbor, the nearby park, and the nearby Pineapple Fountain, as well as being within walking distance of many of Charleston's mansions. Its well wort...  more »
  • Conveniently located near the Citadel, the park is a great place to watch minor league baseball. Seats and snacks are very affordable. We were very impressed that the owners set aside a box seat for A...  more »
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  • We visited the Waterfront park as a part of Charleston in the Nutshell walking tour. Beautiful boardwalk is located next to the water taxi pier and is a popular tourist attraction site on the Charleston harbor. The famous Pineapple fountain and Vendue fountain situated on the park grounds. On a sunny day you can see Fort Sumter from the boardwalk.
  • Great place to go with the family to see the Charleston waterfront. Kids love playing in the fountain! The swings are nice to sit and relax. Only downside is the sewage smell.

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