3 of the Best Things to Do on Shem Creek

If you’re staying in Charleston and in need of a change of pace, Shem Creek is just outside of the city and home to an incredible number of things to do! Whether you explore the outstanding restaurant and bar scene or admire the marshland scenery at Shem Creek Park, a chance to immerse yourself in the unique charm and personality of Shem Creek are waiting. While you’re in the area, make sure you check out our complimentary Destination Guide. At the click of a button, our guide puts all of Charleston’s best restaurants, attractions, and historic sites right in the palm of your hand.

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The Locals Guide to Shem Creek


Shem Creek features an incredible list of waterfront restaurants and bars, each with a view more remarkable than the last. With so many high-end dining options in Charleston, it’s hard to justify traveling outside of the city for food. But Shem Creek’s charming atmosphere and exciting bar scene are well worth the trip. Enjoy world-class seafood at Water’s Edge or watch the sunset from the rooftop bar of Red’s Ice House on your next visit!


Turn your trip to Shem Creek into an adventure! The most exciting way to explore Shem Creek is, without a doubt, from the water and Nature Adventures gives you a perfect chance with their amazing kayak and paddleboard rentals. If you have more time, Shem Creek Boat Rentals offers a fantastic way to spend one of your days in Charleston with their boat tours and fishing charters. Grab your paddle and climb aboard!

Shem Creek Park and Boardwalk

The best thing about Shem Creek isn’t the restaurants, bars, or shops. It’s Shem Creek Park, where the beauty of the area’s natural environment remains perfectly preserved. After dinner, take a walk down the boardwalk and admire the setting sun as it breathes life into the surrounding marshland scenery. Visit Shem Creek on your next trip and see a side of Charleston that often goes unnoticed!

Where to Stay in Charleston?

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After spending some time on Shem Creek, put yourself back into the heart of Charleston when you stay at Hotel Bella Grace. Our boutique hotel is minutes from every major attraction and provides an authentic Charleston experience. At our historic location, we possess luxury accommodations, world-class amenities, and unrivaled customer service.

For example, our King Room offers the perfect balance between extravagance and modernity. Fully equipped with a king-size bed, an HDTV, evening turndown service, and Illy Coffee service, a stay in this room will give you a taste of Charleston living that you’ve only dreamed about. Also, enjoy our complimentary breakfast and personalized concierge service, all included in your stay. Make your dream vacation a reality and book your stay today!

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