Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
4.5
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Overlooking Charleston Harbor and Cooper Park on the eastern coast of the peninsula, this expansive waterfront green space is perfect for laidback strolls and picnics.
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  • Karin H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss
    This was an immediate favorite spot that my daughter (18) & I went to each morning to relax, drink our iced coffee, and read. The park is beautiful with many benches for sitting. Lots of families & people walking their pups. Great place for pictures. Beautiful historic homes. Very clean.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 April 2023
  • Deanna E
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views
    There were breathtaking views of the harbor, Fort Sumter, and Mount Pleasant Point. The fountains were refreshing and well-maintained. However, be careful exploring the area after a rain storm, lots and lots of large puddles!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • dinerdon
    Bayville, New Jersey1,017 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely stroll
    Nice place for a stroll along the water. Places to stop and sit and enjoy the view. Nice refreshing breeze and easy to walk. Offers a different venue from the city streets.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small green oasis along the seafront
    Not as large as we expected but nonetheless worth a visit. We wandered through on our way back from the centre to the parking garage for the Fort Sumter ferry. It was lovely to see young children playing in the fountains and there are several decent benches to stop and take a breath. Great views out across the water so you can watch the boats sailing in n out.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
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Meredith
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Such a beautiful fountain and park. Great to take a short spot and get a photo with the pineapple fountain! It was clean and great on a sunny day.
Written 18 April 2024
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Sara T
Ellicott City, MD1,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It was a gorgeous day to visit. We walked around with our two dogs. There was a nice park area. We saw dolphins! It was not too crowded (went during the week). Very enjoyable!
Written 8 April 2024
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Stacy G
Jacksonville, FL189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It was a gorgeous day so I walked the riverfront...depending on which direction your coming from, you'll happen upon it, close to the pineapple fountain.
Written 4 April 2024
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Joe Riley Waterfront Park and the marina are very picturesque and such a great place to relax on the benches and take pictures of the iconic Pineapple Fountain and the sailing boats.
Written 20 March 2024
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lithlith
Michigan887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Waterfront park is a must see/stroll while in Charleston. It's right on the water with lots of trees, benches, and fountains. You'll get some great photos here. If the Carnival Sunshine is in dock, then you'll see that from here as well as crew members hanging out in the park enjoying a break from the ship.
Written 21 February 2024
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William L
West Chester, PA122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Park along the Battery is really cool. Great place to hang out and take some pics.
Nice walking area and access to water taxi.
Written 1 November 2023
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Nav1go
Virginia1,116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Pretty little park right on the water. There was a homeless person sleeping on a bench - wasn’t interfering with anyone as there were plenty of other places to sit. You don’t seem to see them South of Broad. Nice shaded way to walk south.
Written 18 October 2023
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travelbug
Pensacola, FL968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Good place for a stroll. Public restrooms nearby as well. There is a pier and informative plaques for tourists. I love the pineapple fountain.
Written 2 October 2023
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vichy
NYC554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Unexpectedly stumbled upon the pier here and ended up spending a really relaxing morning here, just sitting on the bench swings enjoying the breeze and sunshine and quiet. If you're looking for a quiet space to just relax and soak in the view of the water - definitely check this out.
Written 23 September 2023
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DFam4
Aurora, IL18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Nice waterfront park. Great spot for a walk or to enjoy the view. Pier has seating/swings, pineapple fountain was neat and a great photo opportunity.
Written 21 September 2023
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