10 Favorite Travel Photos From Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Posted By Jason Barnette on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Photography, United States, South Carolina

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is like a sister city to Charleston just across the harbor. Anchoring one end of the infamous Ravenel Bridge, Mount Pleasant has lots of fun and exciting things to do; fine dining, outdoor recreation, and amazing sunset views. It’s one of my favorite places to visit in South Carolina, rivaling even Charleston itself.

Here are a few of my favorite travel photos from Mount Pleasant to show you why this town has a very special place in my heart and makes it onto my travel list every year.

The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Copyright 2013 Jason Barnette

The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point is a beautiful site from Wonders Way on the Ravenel Bridge.

A view of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge from the bridge of the USS Yorktown CV-10 aircraft carrier at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

Speaking of the bridge, it makes a nice landscape view from the bridge of the Yorktown.

Gorgeous sunset view from the Fishing Pier, tucked away beneath the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, at the Visitor Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

Around April – September each year the sunset is on the right side of the Ravenel Bridge from the Mount Pleasant Fishing Pier.

The Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge stands out against an overcast sky in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

The Ravenel Bridge is one of the most iconic subjects in the area, and fortunately there are plenty of angles to capture photos.

A view of a boat dock with downtown Charleston in the distance at Pitt Street Park in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette  Pitt Street Park is located on the site of the former Pitt Street Bridge that once connected Mt. Pleasant with Sullivan's Island. When the nearby Ben Sawyer Bridge was completed, the Pitt Street Bridge was abandoned. Today, the bridge only stretches half the distance it once did, but serves as a pedestrian greenway with a wooden boardwalk along the old concrete pillars, providing a place for walkers, joggers, bikers, and fishermen to enjoy the space.

Pitt Street Bridge is a great place to view this boat dock with a view of downtown Charleston across the harbor.

People explore the aircraft on the Hangar Deck on the USS Yorktown CV-10 at the Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Copyright 2015 Jason Barnette  Patriots Point is a popular tourist attraction located along the Cooper River. The site serves as the home of the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, USS Clamagore submarine, and USS Laffey destroyer. The museum also features a gift shop, the Vietnam War Experience, and boat tours to Fort Sumter.

The hangar deck on the USS Yorktown is loaded with historical aircraft.

A group of pelicans await scraps from a recently-docked fish boat at Shem Creek Boardwalk in Mount Pleasant, SC on Friday, May 27, 2016. Copyright 2016 Jason Barnette

Pelicans will fly around Shem Creek waiting for fisherman to toss scraps overboard.

Shem Creek Boardwalk in Mount Pleasant, SC

Kayakers head out across Shem Creek on a warm spring day.

Shem Creek Boardwalk in Mount Pleasant, SC

A pelican gliding just above the water along Shem Creek.

Shem Creek Boardwalk in Mount Pleasant, SC

If you enjoy viewing wildlife you’ll have plenty of opportunity in this coastal town; pelicans, dolphins, seagulls, egrets, and herons are common.