Charleston, SC: Top 15 things to do in 2015




#13) Watch a baby sea turtle nest hatch

Every year about a hundred locals religiously walk up and down the beach each day to find and document new sea turtle nests.  The nests are typically dug up and relocated into a safe place in the nearby dunes and marked.  Those same volunteers monitor the nests until they hatch.  After the initial hatching of the turtles, which usually happens at night, the nests are dug up and the eggs are counted. Inevitably there are a few baby turtles that got stuck down in the sand and the trained volunteers collect those turtles and release them into the oncoming waves with much fan fair.  If you want your kids to see this you can contact the Isle Turtle Team to be put on the email list for the dates and times of these events.