One of the best ways to truly understand and explore the natural majesty of the Bluff is from the wide, open waters of the May River.

Driven by the rise and fall of the tides, the May River is one of the cleanest, most beautiful rivers in the Lowcountry. And it is brimming with fish ripe for the catching, along with being the home for many other animal species and natural habitats not found anywhere else in the world. Cobia, red fish and flounder are all abundant in the area’s waterways this time of year, providing not only a thrilling way to spend the afternoon, but a potentially delicious dinner as well.

To equip yourself for that fishing excursion on the May, first stop by the Ship’s Store at Palmetto Bluff’s Wilson Landing to ensure you have what you’ll need for a full day of exploration. From sun-protecting hats to waterproof pants to a needlepointed flask, you’ll find everything you need to make sure you look the part. (After all, isn’t that half the battle?) And don’t forget to pack a cooler with some snacks and beverages – after you fall under the May River’s enchantment, you may be out on the water a little longer than you thought.


Smathers & Branson Needlepoint hat $38.00

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses $149.00-$249.00

Fish Hippie Corkscrew with wooden box $70.00


Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Flasks $65.00

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Key Fob $28.50

Smathers & Branson Needlepoint Can Cooler $29.50


UV Buff $23.00

Greenbug All Natural insect repellent $8.95

NEBO Redline Select LED Rechargeable Flashlight $69.99

Sea To Summit Waterproof storage sack 4 liter $15.00


YETI Hopper 20 Cooler $299.99

YETI Flip 12 Cooler $279.99


Arc’teryx Beta SL super light GORE-TEX shell jacket $299.00


LifeProof iPhone 6/6S waterproof case $89.99


Written by Anna Jones

Photos by Rob Kaufman


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We are thrilled to announce that power has been restored to Palmetto Bluff and the community will reopen on Friday. Please check the hours of operation for any restaurants or facilities you plan to visit as we are working to re-open all of them very soon. Thank you to everyone who has helped re-open our beautiful community and we look forward to hosting you at the Bluff.