The Gullah community has a proud heritage and celebrates with pride. Their history of culture, family and food are an integral part of the Charleston area. There are some very celebrated areas of Gullah Food and lifestyle in Charleston, but just off of Folly Road, lies a community whose history dates back a few hundred years. Generations has lived on these streets and homes that for some have been forgotten by time, but still honored in tradition. We want to bring awareness to some of the truly great undiscovered parts of Charleston.
Where Can I Find Mosquito Beach?
Down the ways a bit on Sol Legare, there is a little spot that most do not know about, but truly gives you a feel of the Lowcountry and that is Mosquito Beach.
The directions are simple: If you are heading to Folly Beach, turn right of Folly Road just after the Harris Teeter onto Sol Legare. After about 2 miles you will see Mosquito Beach Road. Make a left and you will enter a small coastal road with gorgeous sunrises, scenic waterways and a few great restaurants including Suga Shack, Island Breeze and D&F.
There, you can enjoy home style cooking with a smile and maybe hear a few stories of the history of this area. As one of the signs says, “Come in Peace, Leave in Peace”. That says it all.
Hint: Follow the wooden signs painted in the vibrant Gullah colors.