The most popular crab quarters in the Lowcountry.
The best place to go crabbing is off a dock into a tidal creek. You also can crab from the creek bank, but that is a bit more challenging.
Our team has poured over the best places to crab in the Lowcountry, pulling together a good list of places to throw your crab pots.
Hilton Head Island
Marshland Road Public Boat Landing
This spot is just before the Old Oyster Factory on Marshland Road. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, however, overnight parking is not allowed.
Burkes Beach inlet
On the access road from Burkes Beach Road, there is a small bridge perfect for crabbing.
If you have access to Hilton Head Plantation or a boat, Pine Island is a great secluded spot to try your claws at crabbing.
Dip your claws into this island staple. This spot is popular among seasoned crabbers.
Shelter Cove Marina
If you’re looking for a full day of adventure, drop a crab pot in the water while you explore Shelter Cove Harbour.
C.C. Haigh JR. Fishing Pier
If you want to see what crabbing is like off Hilton Head, try your pots at the fishing docks near Pinckney Island. This is the most popular crabbing spot in the Lowcountry.
H. E. Trask Sr. Boat Landing
Also known as Sawmill Landing, this spot at the end of Sawmill Creek Road is perfect for crabbing.
St. Helena Island
Located under Johnson Creek Bridge, Johnson Creek is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of Hilton Head Island.
Off of State Road S-7-477, Station Creek is a hidden gem when it comes to crabbing.
OTHER GREAT PLACES TO CRAB
Public boat landings
Alljoy Boat Landing, May River, 265 Alljoy Road
Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, May River, 75 Wharf Street
Brickyard Creek Boat Landing, Brickyard Creek, 275 Brickyard Point Road
Broad River Boat Landing, Broad River, 1050 Robert Smalls Parkway
Buckingham Boat Landing, Mackay Creek, 55 Fording Island Rd Extension
Buddy and Zoo Boat Landing, Station Creek, 40 Station Creek Drive
Butcher’s Island Boat Landing, Wards Creek, 10 Butcher’s Road
C.C. Haigh Jr. Boat Landing, Mackay Creek, 1640 Fording Island Rd Extension
Cross Island Boat Landing, Broad Creek, 68 Helmsman Way
Daufuskie Island Boat Landing, New River, 13 Haig Point Road
Eddings Point Boat Landing, Jenkins Creek, 511 Eddings Point Road
Edgar Glenn Boat Landing, Chechessee River, 305 Okatie Highway
Grays Hill Boat Landing, Whale Branch, 395 Clarendon Road
H. E. Trask Sr. Boat Landing, Colleton River, 325 Sawmill Creek Road
Marshland Boat Landing, Broad Creek, 97 Marshland Road
Paige Point Boat Landing, Huspah Creek, 99 Paige Point Landing Road
Parris Island Boat Landing, Battery Creek, 50 Marina Boulevard
Port Royal Boat Landing, Battery Creek & Beaufort, 50 Sands Beach Road
Russ Point Boat Landing, Fripp Point Inlet, 15 Russ Point Landing Road
Sams Point Boat Landing, Lucy Point Creek, 1009 Sams Point Road
Steel Bridge Boat Landing, Combahee River, 993 Charleston Highway
Sugar Hill Boat Landing, Sugar Hill Creek, 40 Sugar Hill Landing Road
Wallace Boat Landing, Capers Creek, 245 Sam Doyle Drive
White Hall Boat Landing, Factory Creek, 33 Sea Island Parkway
Wimbee Boat Landing, Wimbee River, 550 Wimbee Landing Road
Public beach access
Bloody Point, Daufuskie Island, Fuskie Lane
Lands End, St. Helena Island, Bay Point Road
New Daufuskie Beach Access, Daufuskie Island, Turtle Beach Road
Old Daufuskie Beach Access, Daufuskie Island, Beach Road
Bermuda Bluff, St. Helena Island, 110 Bermuda Bluff Road
Lands End Overlooks, St. Helena Island, Bay Point Road
Pappy’s Landing, Daufuskie Island, Pappy’s Landing Road
Bluffton Public Dock, May River, 113 Calhoun Street
Broad River Fishing Pier, Broad River, 1000 Robert Smalls Parkway
Camp St. Mary’s Fishing Pier, Colleton River, 119 Camp St. Mary’s Road
C.C. Haigh Landing Fixed Pier, Mackey Creek, 1640 Fording Island Rd Extension
Daufuskie Landing Fixed Pier, New River, 13 Haig Point Road
Factory Creek Fishing Pier, Factory Creek, Sea Island Parkway
Jenkins Island Pier, Skull Creek, Jenkins Road
Old House Creek Pier, Old House Creek, 50 Sterling Point Drive
Whale Branch Fishing Pier, Whale Branch, 216 Seabrook Road
Wimbee Creek Fishing Pier, Wimbee River, 550 Wimbee Landing Road