South Carolina boasts a subtropical climate and an abundance of natural beauty that encourages outdoor adventures. Not only does it have 47 state parks and around 80,000 acres of protected land, but the Palmetto State also has beautiful and varied geography. It’s known for miles of beaches on the Atlantic coast, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Midland regions with lakes, forests, and national parks.

Just as your glamping options in South Carolina range from budget-friendly to luxurious, your activities can range from outdoor adventures to strolling through historic cities. From whitewater rafting on the Chattanooga River to kayaking at Myrtle Beach to a gallery tour in Charleston, South Carolina destinations offer something for every traveler.

Here are some incredible South Carolina glamping destinations to consider for your next trip.

Myrtle Beach

A man walking along the sand in Myrtle Beach.

For those seeking a glamping destination that caters to both adventure and family-friendly activities, Myrtle Beach is the perfect choice. For those who want to merge outdoor activities with sun therapy, there are glamping spots and vacation rentals within a short ride (or walk) to the beach. Spend your days soaking up the sun, building sandcastles, or enjoying thrilling water sports. With its amusement parks, mini-golf courses, and live entertainment venues, Myrtle Beach promises endless fun for glampers of all ages.

Fun Things to Do

  • Bring your RV for an ocean-front camping experience on the north end of Myrtle Beach, or reserve a campsite at Myrtle Beach State Park.
  • Visit Broadway at the Beach, a popular entertainment complex with attractions, shops, restaurants, and live shows.
  • Experience the adrenaline rush of ziplining over the lush treetops at a nearby adventure park.

Glamping SC Options

Myrtle Beach State Park has 138 campsites with full hookup capabilities for electricity, water, and sewer, and another 140 standard sites with just electricity and water. Rent an RV and take it there, like this Myrtle Beach Camper that sleeps six. It has a kitchenette, air conditioning, bed linens, and a TV. Ready for a stress-free trip? The owners will bring the RV to your campground and set it up for you!

Alternatively, you can invite the whole family with this 2022 Thor Motor Coach Windsport 34J.

This newer luxury coach sleeps 10. It even has a king bed in the master bedroom! Other features include an indoor and outdoor shower, a toilet, solar panels, a kitchenette, heating and air conditioning, and audio inputs.

Hilton Head Island

A dad tossing his son into the air at the beach.

Hilton Head Island is one of the fastest-growing vacation destinations in the U.S. With its pristine beaches, lush marshlands, and abundant wildlife, this Lowcountry island is a haven for nature lovers. It’s also known for its abundance of golf courses and more than 12 miles of beautiful beaches with wide dunes. Go with one of the many Hilton Head vacation rentals on the island or choose an oceanfront glamping site and wake up to the sound of crashing waves, explore the island’s bike trails, or simply unwind on the sandy shores.

Fun Things to Do

  • Take a scenic kayak tour through the island’s waterways where you might see dolphins swimming alongside you.
  • Tee off at one of the world-class golf courses and enjoy a round of golf with breathtaking ocean views.
  • Explore the island’s nature preserves and discover an array of bird species, turtles, and other wildlife.

Glamping in SC Options

On your next visit to Hilton Head Island, rent the pet-friendly 2020 Winnebago Boldt 70 KL. This fully loaded RV sleeps two and has A/C, a kitchenette, and a TV.

If you need room for the whole family, consider the 2015 Forest River Georgetown XL. Hit the road in style in this premium 38-foot motorhome that sleeps four. This RV has all the amenities — a kitchen with a range and microwave, a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower, and A/C. Relax after a long day with a TT that comes with a DVD player.

Kiawah Island

A golf course at Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island is a hidden gem along the South Carolina coast, offering a secluded and luxurious glamping experience. This barrier island is known for its pristine beaches, lush maritime forests, and world-class golf courses. The island is a great destination for travelers seeking an uncrowded, low-key vacation. Explore miles of scenic bike trails, go kayaking or paddleboarding, or simply relax by the tranquil shores. Kiawah Island is a true paradise for glamping enthusiasts seeking privacy and serenity.

Fun Things to Do

  • Play a round of golf at one of Kiawah Island’s championship golf courses, including the renowned Ocean Course.
  • Take a leisurely bike ride along the island’s extensive network of paved paths and discover hidden beaches and wildlife.
  • Join a guided nature tour and learn about the island’s unique ecosystem and the creatures that call it home.
  • Treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa experience and indulge in luxurious treatments inspired by the sea and nature.

Glamping SC Options

There are no campgrounds on Kiawah Island, but there are plenty of vacation rentals located near beaches and golf. For campgrounds, you’ll want to visit Charleston and other nearby towns.

Travel with the comforts of home in this RV, located in Charleston. The newly outfitted 2020 MB Sprinter 3500 XD sleeps four.

It includes a lithium battery package and systems that support living off the grid for three days. After that, you’ll need a flush-out and fill-up. This RV has A/C, a kitchenette, and a driving camera system with four displays. Enjoy the latest technology with Apple TV, Apple or Android Car Play, and Wi-Fi.

For a budget-friendly RV that feels like a studio apartment, rent the beautifully renovated 2004 Dutchmen Sport. Located in Charleston, this RV sleeps three and comes with A/C, a TV, and an updated kitchen.


Issaqueena Falls during autumn season in Walhalla, South Carolina.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Walhalla is a charming destination for those seeking a mountain retreat. Experience the beauty of nature in luxury by choosing from a variety of glamping accommodations such as cabin rentals or upscale tents. Enjoy hiking through scenic trails, fishing in pristine mountain streams, or simply savoring the peaceful surroundings. Walhalla offers a serene escape where you can reconnect with nature and unwind in comfort.

Fun Things to Do

  • Explore the stunning waterfalls of the nearby Stumphouse Park, including the breathtaking Issaqueena Falls. The 100-foot waterfall is accessible after a short hike.
  • Go tubing or kayaking down the Chattooga River and experience the thrill of a whitewater adventure.
  • Take a scenic drive along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway and enjoy picturesque views of the mountains and valleys.

Glamping in SC Options

Sumter National Forest offers campsites throughout the park and recreational areas, including picnic tables and grills. Oconee State Park is also near Walhalla. It accommodates glamping with RV campgrounds and other rentals.

Get closer to nature by camping in a state park. Rent a spacious trailer like this 2017 Forest River Wildwood that sleeps six. The trailer includes a toilet, a shower, and a kitchenette. The host will set up and deliver this trailer within 50 miles of Walhalla.

St. Helena Island

A beautiful sunset reflects the light on the Atlantic Ocean at Hunting Island State Park on St. Helena Island near Beaufort, South Carolina.

St. Helena Island, located in the heart of the Lowcountry, is a treasure trove of coastal charm and rich history. When choosing your vacation rental, stay in stylish waterfront cottages or traditional Gullah-inspired accommodations and immerse yourself in the island’s unique culture. Explore the island’s historic sites, visit the Penn Center (one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves), or take a scenic boat tour to witness the abundant wildlife of the surrounding marshlands. St. Helena Island offers a glamping experience that combines coastal beauty with cultural immersion.

Fun Things to Do

  • Visit the Penn Center and learn about the island’s African American history and culture through exhibits, workshops, and events.
  • Take a guided tour of the historic Chapel of Ease, a picturesque ruined church dating back to the 18th century.
  • Embark on a kayaking or boating excursion through the salt marshes and spot herons, egrets, and dolphins.
  • Indulge in a seafood feast and savor fresh oysters, shrimp, and crab at one of the island’s waterfront restaurants.

Glamping SC Options

One local spot for glamping is Tuck in the Wood Campground. Located in a wooded, rural setting, it has 30 RV and tent sites with 30- and 50-amp electricity available. It also has hot showers, restrooms, a laundromat, and Wi-Fi.

Mama Bear’s Grand Design is in Beaufort, just a short drive from St. Helena Island. Delivery and setup are included with this RV that sleeps up to eight guests. It has a fully stocked kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker, a queen-size bed, and bunk beds.

If you’re ready to take a large group on your excursion, rent The Getaway, also located in Beaufort.

Bring your friends; it sleeps up to 10 people and allows pets. The RV has Wi-Fi, a gas-powered generator, double bunks, and a full kitchen and shower. Relax under the large awning and enjoy some outdoor TV.

Plan Your Next South Carolina Glamping Adventure

Finding a unique vacation rental like a yurt or treehouse can be a time-consuming process. But we’ve made it easier. Whether you’re looking for a mountain stay or a condo near the beach, glamping South Carolina is a wonderful experience that needs to be seen to be believed.