There’s nothing like a summer sunset. Add in the gorgeous scenery of Jasper County and the surrounding South Carolina Lowcountry, and you’re in for an unforgettable sight.
The last week in July is National Capture The Sunset Week. Take this time to enjoy the breathtaking view of the changing sky. But don’t just take in the beauty this week – try to appreciate the beauty of a sunset as much as you can!
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite destinations in Jasper County to savor a sunset view. Make sure to check these out during your next visit.
The Savannah River
Jasper County boasts several areas to boat or kayak. One of the best places to watch a sunset is from the water, where you can see the pinks and oranges of the sky reflecting on the sparkling water below.
Hop in your boat or kayak and set sail on the Savannah River to experience a sunset like never before. While you wait for the pristine views to appear, let your eyes wander across the gorgeous scenery ahead. Perhaps you’ll see native wildlife.
You could even cast a line into the river and catch a fish while the sun begins to drift down into the horizon. You can find a list of boat landings here.
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Take a day to enjoy the beauty of the Savannah Wildlife Refuge. This historic refuge offers more than 30,000 acres of land containing evidence of the area’s formerly booming rice industry. Explore old mill sites, small graveyards and various wildlife while you’re there.
After a day of exploration, end your adventure with a sunset over the tidal freshwater marsh and bottomland hardwood forest.
Harold Turpin Park
The Harold Turpin Park is a great spot to bring your family and enjoy a picnic with a view. Let the kids experience the park’s newest features including a treehouse, zip line, water feature and much more.
After some time playing, take a seat on a bench or a blanket on the ground and watch the sunset as you have a nice picnic dinner.
Sergeant Jasper Park
Discover Hardeeville’s hidden gem known as Sgt. Jasper Park. This large park is over 300 acres and offers a variety of things to do such as biking, walking trails, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, picnicking, disc golf, and more.
It’s an ideal location to spend a day. It’s an even better place to end your day with a sunset stroll along the trails or from your kayak.
The Blue Heron Nature Center
The 10-acre Blue Heron Nature Center includes several trails, some of which are through beautiful forested wetlands filled with ferns and native plants. The site also includes a butterfly garden, picnic area, outdoor classroom, observation decks, and a 4,200-square-foot Learning Center.
Come learn about and experience the native flora and fauna of Jasper County and the Lowcountry. Stay to watch the sun set under the horizon as birds fly overhead.