Nov 8-9, 2017

2017 3rd Annual Meeting

Tides, Folly Beach, SC

Chair: Mayor Tim Goodwin,
​City of Folly Beach

Vice-Chair: Mayor Marilyn Hatley, City of N Myrtle Beach

Secretary: Blanche Brown, GM, DeBordieu Colony Community Association

Treasurer: Will Connor, Director MR&R, Kiawah Island Community Association

SC Beaches

Our Misson

Board of Directors

We aim to educate the public, governmental authorities, and elected officials as to the environmental, economic, and societal impact of South Carolina's beaches and inlets.



Executive Director: Nicole Elko, Ph.D.

Sept 29 & 30

2015 1st Annual Meeting

Beach Cove Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC

South Carolina's beaches provide critical habitat, protection from storms, and serve as one of the most vital economic engines in the state.

March 2017 - Columbia, SC

SC Beach Advocates testify at a joint hearing on Dedicated Funding for State Beach Preservation hosted by Sen Campsen and Rep Herbkersman.  Vice-Chair, Mayor Marilyn Hatley below.

Dec 7-8, 2016

SC Beach Advocates 2nd Annual Meeting

Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC

We need your participation to accomplish the following initiatives in the interest of the restoration and preservation of South Carolina’s beaches and inlets.

February 2017 - Columbia, SC

SC Beach Advocates testify at Senate Beach Nourishment Hearing, advocating with one voice for dedicated beach preservation funding

Mayor Bill Otis, Town of Pawleys Island

Iris Hill, Administrator, Town of Edisto Beach

Linda Lovvorn Tucker, Administrator, City of Isle of Palms

Randy Pierce, Administrator, Town of Seabrook Island

Ray Rhodes, Resource Economist
  • Identify and advocate for funding, research, and policy needs.

  • Promote public and private efforts.
  • Communicate the application of sound science & management practices.
  • Work with other state and national organizations toward common goals.