Nov 10, 2021

William Means Guide to Exploring Mount Pleasant

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Across the Cooper River from downtown Charleston lies the bustling town of Mount Pleasant. After driving over the iconic Arthur Ravenel Bridge, you’ll find yourself in a more peaceful escape surrounded by picturesque scenery. Come with us as we explore the gorgeous town of Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Upon arriving in Mount Pleasant, head straight to the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and take a fresh-air filled stroll on the 0.3-mile long fishing pier surrounded by the Charleston Harbor. You’ll find covered seating areas, benches and tables just waiting for you to sit and take in the stunning panoramic views. Top off your visit by making a stop at the River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop for souvenirs or an ice cream cone.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Step into history at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on the Charleston Harbor, the home of the World War II USS Yorktown carrier. It’s also home to the Patriots Point Museum, a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, the Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Experience Exhibit in the United States. Patriots Point has become one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions in the nation since opening in 1976.

Explore the Old Village. The Old Village neighborhood is located along the riverfront just south of Shem Creek and is known as the oldest neighborhood in Mount Pleasant. This neighborhood is a great place to ride your bike or golf cart along the many streets lined with oak trees. Quaint shops line one side of the “main street” while gorgeous homes line the other. Make sure to make a pit stop at Pitt Street Pharmacy to enjoy an old-fashioned soda, hot dog or an ice cream cone.

Walk the Pitt Street Bridge. Pitt Street Bridge was originally called the Cove Inlet Bridge and was the only means to get from Mount Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms beaches. Now, this wonderful slice of heaven is one of the most beautiful public areas in the Lowcountry. Lined with palm trees, Pitt Street Bridge is the perfect place for an evening sunset stroll, a picnic and a peaceful place to go fishing. Enjoy panoramic views of the marsh and Charleston Harbor while learning about history.

Explore Shem Creek. Although there are an abundance of scenic destinations in the Lowcountry, few places compare to Shem Creek. Known for its natural beauty, this gem is a prime destination for boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, waterfront dining and sunset strolls on the Shem Creek Boardwalk. While gliding through the narrow inlets surrounded by marshes, keep an eye out for wildlife such as dolphins that may pop up right beside you! You can also take in views of shrimp boats, the Charleston Harbor and the iconic Arthur Ravenel Bridge. 

Not far from Mount Pleasant, you’ll also find Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, two of the area’s most popular beaches. If you’re looking to relocate to Mount Pleasant, a William Means agent can assist you every step of the way.

Sources:

https://charlestonlivingmag.com/crossing-east-cooper

https://www.patriotspoint.org/about/

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