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Sunrise Park

692 Wampler Dr
Charleston, SC 29412

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Cost: Free


Last Updated: April 20, 2008
   Last Visited: November 2007

Sunrise Park is a small public park located on James Island, right on Charleston harbor. I believe that this is the only public access area on James Island that offers views of the harbor.

We have searched a great deal, but the park itself apparently does not have a physical address. We have listed an approximate address which is very, very near the park according to Google Maps.
Steven's CommentsI saw this park listed on the sciway website. We decided to visit it out of our curiosity to experience the Charleston harbor from every possible perspective.

This park is hard to find even if you know where you are going. I do not recommend it to anyone who gets lost easily, but if you are open to a little exploration, it's definitely worth the time to find. You have to drive through residential streets in order to find this little park, which you could easily miss if you did not know it was there. The best directions are on the sciway website linked above.

There are commanding views over the harbor and downtown, as well as over to Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and out to Fort Sumter. A great place to bring a pair of binoculars. Although the weather was cool and windy when we visited, I imagine this would be a great sunny spot in the summer for picnics with a view.

Charles' CommentsIt was somewhat difficult to locate, but decided it was worth the effort since we were on our way to Folly Beach.

It was very windy and cold the day we visited Sunrise Park, but it was November!

Aside from a few benches and a couple of picnic tables along the shore, there is not very much to this park, so do not expect very much. The view of the harbor made it very worth the time to locate the park. It offers an perspective directly opposite to that of The Battery and the Sullivan's Island beaches.
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