Beach Day, Charleston

Charleston is a stone’s throw away from the sea.

And a mere hop skip and a jump from the little seaside resort of Sulivan’s Island.

We skipped the skipping and took bikes instead.

Having loaded up our baskets with towels, snacks and sunscreen, we set off in search of the beach.

Striped dress

Navy belt // Lace espadrilles


Pink dress (not online, similar here)

Basket tote // Raffia sandals

Excitement levels were running high!

As we freewheeled through avenues of waving trees, a warm breeze on our backs.

Laughing as we went, with only the occasional death defying wobble.

All the way out to Sullivan’s Island Beach.

Lined with shiplapped houses, gazing out to sea.

A fresh breeze and choppy sea was too much to resist, we slipped into swimmers and raced to the water’s edge.

Gingham bikini

Splashing about in the freezing water (not that that matters to a Brit!) and stretching out on a picnic blanket.

We spotted a few of Thomas & Julia’s friends along the bay and joined them for drinks and a spot of frisbee (which is not my sport, I very nearly beheaded a small passing boy), I think I’ll stick to cocktails in future.

And for cocktails on Sullivan’s Island you go to The Obstinate Daughter.

Just be sure to try the Geechie Frites – polenta fries to you & me.

For lunch we strolled over to Poé’s Tavern.

For a light, healthy lunch in the sun.

There’s guacamolé, so a little healthy.

Sort of.

Followed by every sort of fish taco imaginable!

My personal favourites being the shrimp (above) and the tuna (below)….

We sat there for some time, sipping on lemonade and shooting the breeze.

Before riding back along the beach, keen for one last dip in the sea.


Even if it was just our toes this time!

If you’re a bird I’m a bird!

The perfect start to what I can feel is going to be a summer to remember!

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  • You guys look adorable in your matching outfits!

  • Rach

    Seriously, everything looks so picture perfect there!

  • Pork & Cookies

    Those fries look good!

    Ps I think you spelled Sullivans wrong at the beginning of the post.

    -Kirsten //

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    So cute – Sullivan’s Island looks delightful! x

  • This is legit getting me so amped for getting rosé-drunk on Summer Fridays.

  • Oh Rosie, this sound like the best day ever! I especially liked to food pictures and now I’m hungry.
    Have a great week darling.
    Love from

  • Amanda

    I live in Atlanta but travel to Charleston frequently. Since I arrive in the late afternoon typically, I always drive straight to Sullivan’s Island, visit the ocean, and then eat dinner at Poe’s or Obstinate Daughter ( with a gelato from the shop below ) and then head to my hotel in Charleston.
    Such a lovely place, the Low Country, but slightly miserable in the high Summer heat, which is basically May – late September!

  • Laura Torninoja

    What a beautiful place! And just the picture of those nachos is making me so hungry haha! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Peppermint Dolly

    You guys are the sweetest! Gorgeous post 🙂


  • Both of you look adorable and I love the one shoulder look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Lucia Bellanger

    Poe’s Tavern is one of my favorites!! These posts are making me miss Charleston so much!

  • Katelyn Hawkins-Wythe

    I just love seeing you so happy and surrounded by your favorite people! Your obvious joy and delight in your life is one of my favorite things about your blog. Thank you for sharing!

  • OMG so many tacos!! 🙂

  • Sepideh

    SO picturesque. Those tacos look AMAZING!

  • I am absolutely loving playing catch up with all your Charleston posts, I am 100% convinced that this is where I need to go on my next trip (or possibly move to!) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua