Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
4.5
About
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.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Joe Riley Waterfront Park
The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • Paul M
    Charleston, South Carolina38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to watch a baseball game
    Great place to watch a game of baseball. It’s not major league, but it is the “national game” played by professionals in a great and affordable location. It’s too bad, but ubiquitous, that the P A system is intent on being the entertainment, rather than leaving it to the game (“That’s entertainment” ?). Thanks Joe, for this lovely ballpark.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 13, 2023
  • 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
    Traveled with family
    Written April 25, 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 July 11, 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 August 1, 2023
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom1,347 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 10, 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,652 reviews
Excellent
3,721
Very good
1,655
Average
242
Poor
21
Terrible
13

lithlith
Michigan885 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 February 21, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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 November 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nav1go
Virginia1,108 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 October 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

chelsealynne
Pensacola, FL957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 October 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

vichy
NYC554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 September 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DFam4
Aurora, IL16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 September 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sandy M
Loganville, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had a little time to spend and this waterfront park was ideal. There are swings next to the harbor on the public pier. The pineapple fountain was also a hit! Public restrooms and parking are nearby.
Written September 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
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.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Trail325414
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed walking around here on the water. The views from all around were so pretty. One of my favorite things of our trip
Written August 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

dinerdon
Bayville, NJ1,017 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
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.
Written August 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,448
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

JOE RILEY WATERFRONT PARK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Joe Riley Waterfront Park