Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Charleston

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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 Pineapple fountain is just beautiful along with the colorful flowers all around. Nice breeze as it is right on the water with a lovely view of ships including cruise ships coming and going. 
    The Pineapple fountain is just beautiful along with the colorful flowers all around. Nice breeze as it is right on the water with a lovely view of ships including cruise ships coming and going.  more »
  • The whole waterfront park is amazing. We lived in Charleston when this was being built...seeing it today is what makes Charleston such a wonderful place to visit. 
    The whole waterfront park is amazing. We lived in Charleston when this was being built...seeing it today is what makes Charleston such a wonderful place to visit.  more »
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  • A staple must do on your Charleston visit! Enjoy the park with trails under oaks or along the marsh, benches, swings on the dock leading to the marsh, a dock by the Tug Boats, and of course infamous Pineapple Fountain. One of the best views of the Charleston area bay and especially for sunrise! You can find me here occasionally doing my morning rucks or on the docks enjoying the sea! We hope you enjoy our beautiful city of Charleston! - The Pirate Hunter
  • This is a Must visit in Charleston and is a short walk from the famous city market. The park has a couple of fountains, plenty of open space and grass. There are swings at the boardwalk, and this time we encountered bird display, saw a cruise ship set out for sail, and also dolphins swimming closer to the port. We had a lovely memorable experience. Highly recommend!

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