If you see a sweeping coastal view dotted with shrimp boats and lush green palm trees and you don’t take a picture, did you really see it?

Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, looking for landscapes or for the background for your next selfie, Mount Pleasant is loaded with sites for the perfect picture. Read on for four of our favorite picture perfect spots in Mount Pleasant.

Four Picture Perfect Spots


1.  Pitt Street Bridge

Nestled in the heart of the Old Village, the Pitt Street Bridge offers the perfect vantage point to capture panoramic photos of the Lowcountry. Originally built as a trolley bridge to connect Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island at the turn of the 20th century, most of the original bridge was razed, leaving a fishing pier extending out toward Cove Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. From the palm-lined bridge, photographers can capture downtown Charleston, Sullivan’s Island, James Island, and the Ravenel Bridge.


Pitt Street Bridge in the Old Village.


2.  Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

The 1,250-foot-long fishing pier at Waterfront Park stretches into the Cooper River, alongside the Ravenel Bridge, offering a unique view of the bridge. Looking up at the Ravenel Bridge, photographers can shoot the sun setting behind the bridge’s spires or the many passing boats as they roll down the river. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch a cargo ship heading to port.


The pier at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.



3.  Shem Creek

Mount Pleasant’s most picturesque waterway just happens to have new, sprawling boardwalks that provide the best spot for photographing the creek and the surrounding marshes. Stroll the docks with camera in hand and capture the weathered shrimp boats, fishing charters, and the occasional dolphin that decorate the creek.


Shrimp boats that call Shem Creek home.


Boardwalk at Shem Creek Park.


4.  Boone Hall Plantation

The iconic Avenue of Oaks at Boone Hall is ¾ of a mile of live oaks draped with Spanish moss leading up to the main house.  The road is a popular spot for wedding photos, but you don’t need to be a bride to take advantage of the scenery. In addition to the stunning oaks, the formal gardens, Cotton Dock, and surrounding grounds all provide a beautiful backdrop for photographs.


Avenue of Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation