Isle of Palms SC

Isle of Palms, SC is absolutely stunning - truly an island to fall in love with. Seven miles of breathtaking seaside, with beach access to six of those miles. You'll instantly recognize this is not your typical beach... it's much, much more.

The folks on the island understand the meaning of vacation and what beach lovers really want - to relax on the ocean in style. Isle of Palms is a genuine retreat, complete with true southern hospitality, good times, and spectacular white sandy beaches.

Isle of Palms SC

Southern Living's 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards named the Isle of Palms one of the Top 10 Best Beaches in the South. Plus, this rare little island has been an award-winning beach town ever since 2002 for its environmentally superb beach.

Isle of Palms, SC Hotels

Hotels and resorts on Isle of Palms are as inviting as the beach. Take your choice of being oceanfront, on a golf course, or overlooking serene marshes.

To name a few hotels: The Palms Hotel (no pets) is located on the beach, within minutes of restaurants; the Ocean Inn is a condo rental a block from the beach with pet friendly rooms; the Seaside Inn gives you a great ocean front vacation with an easy walk to dining and shops.

Or, try the Boardwalk Inn-Wild Dunes Resort for a taste of Charleston charm. This is a gated beach resort community with a four diamond rating, promising an extraordinary beach vacation.

Of course, there is a grand selection of beach vacation rental homes all up and down the island.

Isle of Palms, SC beach cottages

Great Stuff to Do

Isle of Palms Marina: Enjoy 5 acres of an amazing marina, very clean and just minutes from the beaches. If you're vacationing by boat, this is a full service marina with 50 slips. You can charter fishing trips for onshore and offshore fishing, or take tours of surrounding islands. You'll find great little shops plus parasail and kayak rentals. Stop and eat at the Morgan Creek Grill and enjoy a fantastic view of the Intracoastal Wateray and lowcountry marshes.

Tidalwave Watersports: Charter a parasailing excursion, rent a couple of waverunners (jet skis), schedule wakeboarding and waterskiing trips, or take the family for a fast, fun (and wet!) banana boat ride.

Barrier Islands Eco Tours - Take the Capers Island Wildlife Exploration tour for a half-day of incredible sightseeing. Watch dolphins, turtles, shark and pelicans, with tour guides that love what they do and are experts on sharing what they know. Perfect for kids, parents, grandparents. They'll beach the boat at Capers Island, known as "bone-yard beach" for its amazing landscape of drift wood and fallen palm trees. For a full day trip, go on the Island Excursion and explore the surrounding barrier islands.

Pedal the Island: Go biking all over Isle of Palms on bike paths that run throughout the island. Pedal along the wide beaches, or travel across the 2-mile bridge (with a marked bike path) crossing the marshes and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Golf at Isle of Palms South Carolina: Play Golf ... at two championship golf courses - The Harbor Course and The Links. You'll play your best on beautiful rolling fairways surrounded by sand dunes and saltwater marshes.

Great Nightlife: There's plenty of beach-flavored action once the sun goes down. Excellent restaurants, famous beach bars, with Charleston just a short drive away. Don't miss Windjammer nightclub right on the beach with a big open deck and delicious food - you just might see a big name band perform!

Isle of Palms SC is just north of Sullivans Island, and just northeast of Charleston.