Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.
Maps & Images
- Aerial Photography
See the Coastal Zone from 20,000 feet above the earth.
- Historic Charleston District-Map
Explore several maps of the Charleston area.
- Images of Myrtle Beach
Check out the maps of underwater Myrtle Beach using side-scan sonar.
Image of heron by flickr user djsrework.
- Web of Water-Coast
Watch this video of the Web of Water adventure in the Coastal Zone
- The Edisto River Basin
Learn about the Edisto River, explore maps, and discover activities and events.
- The ACE Basin
The ACE Basin is made up of the Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto Rivers.
Cities & Towns
- Lowcountry Region
Check out the Interactive Map to learn about regional highlights of the Coastal Zone
- South Carolina Lowcountry
Learn more about the cities and counties that make up the Lowcountry.
- Ocean Forest Hotel
The Ocean Forest Hotel was an opulent hotel in Myrtle Beach that opened in 1930.
- Natural State-Coastal Zone
Meet artists who use materials found in nature in the Coastal Zone to make their art.
- The Salt Marsh
Salt Marshes are unique ecosystems that develop in salty water along the coast.
- Coastal Featured Species
Learn about the Lined Seahorse, the Loggerhead Turtle, and other species that live along the coast.
- Shores, Sea Creatures, and More
Watch this video on salt marshes and the species that live in this delicate ecosystem.
- Carolina Shores Alphabet Quilt
Click on panels of this virtual quilt to discover aquatic life that can be found along the coast.
- Guide to Folly Beach
Discover the history, environment, and environmental factors affecting this barrier island.
- Bulls Island
Stretching for 22 miles along the coast of South Carolina, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a rich natural resource.
- South Carolina-Naturally! Coastal Zone
Find out about barrier islands and other sand beach features.
- Coastal Zone Region/ Overview
Read a great overview of the Coastal Zone, including landforms, historical events, land use, and more!
- Coastal Zone Region/ Estuaries and Tidal Flats
Find out about estuaries and tidal flats, and how they influenced rice production in South Carolina.
- Barrier Islands
Barrier islands are usually long, narrow islands that run parallel to the coastline.
- Sea Islands
Learn about the sea island in Beaufort County.