Mover’s Guide to Awendaw SC

Moving to Awendaw, SC? Our town might be small, but there are still tons of activities and sites to see for the whole family. Find things to do, local restaurants to support, and ways to spend your days outdoors—less than an hour from Charleston. Explore your new town as Summit Self Storage helps you settle into your new home and organize your belongings!

Explore Awendaw, SC

Population: 1,384

Median Home Value: $185,700

Median Rent: $1,063

Awendaw, SC, established in 1992, is a small stop off Highway 17. You will find our charming fishing town about 40 minutes north of Charleston along Bulls Bay. It is right on the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest and the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, creating a delightful stop for tourists looking to experience South Carolina’s natural beauty.

Get to Know the Awendaw Economy

As Awendaw looks to grow in the coming years, it prides itself on its rural character and environmental responsibility. Measures are taken to conserve the various ecosystems in the community, including educating local residents as well as visitors on the wildlife and preservation efforts around them. 

Celebrate with the Community

We believe the beauty of our unique community is worth celebrating. Join us for annual events:

Experience the South Carolina Outdoors

There are several education centers dedicated to teaching visitors about the local wildlife and their environment, including Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, the Center for Birds of Prey/Avian Conservation, and the Bull Island Ferry. If you prefer to fully immerse yourself in nature, Awendaw offers opportunities for kayaking and camping. Nature Adventure Outfitters Adventure Center and Black Water Swamp Kayak Tours are two outlets for seeing the town through a different lense. You can also check out the nearby hiking trails for all different skill levels.

Trails to Hike

Sewee Shell Ring Trail: Start simple with this self-guided, one-mile trail in the Francis Marion National Forest. The boardwalk makes the hike easy for all members of the family, so be sure to add it to your list!

Ion Swamp Trail: Interested in more of the wetlands’ views? This trail in the Francis Marion National Forest is for use during the day, offering potential sightings of turtles, alligators, or herons—just to name a few.

Palmetto Trail: You may also hear this trail called the Awendaw Passage, as the Palmetto Trail is a mountains-to-sea trail stretching from Walhalla in the Blue Ridge Mountains to Awendaw along the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Restaurants to Try in & around Awendaw

  1. See Wee Restaurant – For more than two decades, See Wee has been a town favorite. Homecooked, locally sourced, authentic Southern food is what you’ll find at this spot on Highway 17. Its extensive sea and land menus have something for everyone in your party!
  2. Middleton & Maker Village BBQ – Good Southern BBQ is staple in any small Southern town, and Awendaw is no exception. Middleton & Maker Village BBQ’s menu will make your mouth water with ribs, pulled pork, their famous Village Fries, and so much more!
  3. Buckshot’s Restaurant/Joe’s Catering Service – Whether you are in the mood to sit down and eat, take out, you need to cater an event, or just happen to run into the food truck, you will not be disappointed with Buckshot’s.
  4. T W Graham & Co – This seafood restaurant is an intimate dining experience tucked away in McClellanville. The husband-and-wife duo running the business craft a delicious meal between the seafood caught by him and desserts put together by her. Try T W Graham & Co yourself!
  5. Swig & Swine BBQ – Pair your hardwood-smoked BBQ meal with a local craft beer at Swig & Swine BBQ. You can build yourself a platter, take down a rack of ribs, or go for the wings. Whatever you’re feeling, you’re in for a hearty meal. 
  6. The Bent Rod – The beauty of living in this area of South Carolina is getting to enjoy fresh seafood, caught locally. The Bent Rod has weekly specials, and if you go on the right night, you’ll be treated to live music or get to participate in Trivia Night!

Summit Self Storage in Awendaw, SC

How can we help you settle into your new Awendaw, SC, home? Summit Self Storage has solutions for all different storage needs—residential, commercial, long-term, short-term. Whatever you need, our storage professionals can help find you the right storage units from our Awendaw storage facility to get you organized. 

Indoor & Outdoor Storage Units

If you need to store items that tend to be sensitive to moisture, our temperature-controlled storage might be your best bet. Regardless of the weather happening outside, our indoor storage units stay in a constant temperature range to keep your items from hitting extreme, damaging temperatures. For items that are not particularly sensitive, our drive-up storage units are convenient and affordable. If you plan on visiting your storage unit and swapping out items frequently, a drive-up storage unit will create an efficient loading and unloading process. Call or stop by our storage office on Highway 17 to speak with an expert about what kind of self storage would work best for you.

Areas We Serve

  • Awendaw, SC
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Woodville, SC
  • Wando, SC

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Katie Mest

Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.