Welcome to Isle of Palms, South Carolina's Unique Coastal Barrier Island
With six miles of white, sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms is a unique barrier island on the coast of South Carolina, less than 20 minutes from Charleston. Isle of Palms is 7 miles long and 1 mile wide. Known for its pristine beaches and clean water, natural wildlife as well as world-class resorts, spas, golf and fine dining, Isle of Palms was voted #6 among Top 10 North America Islands by Conde Nast Traveler's 2008 Reader's Choice Awards.
Things to Do on Isle of Palms
Recreational opportunities abound. One can ride through the many bike paths throughout the island, enjoy the beautiful, wide, sandy beaches or if other recreational activities are your pleasure, through the City's recreation department, organized sports programs exist such as soccer, baseball, softball, football and basketball. The City also offers Tiny Tots and Mommy and Me for the younger children on the island. In addition to playgrounds and ball fields, visitors and residents may enjoy tennis, shuffleboard and skateboarding. The City is also home to an oceanfront County park at the center of the island. This facility has lifeguards, dressing rooms and refreshments.
Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, SC
The Wild Dunes resort occupies 1,500 acres on the northern end of the island and offers residents and visitors two 18 hole Tom Fazio golf courses, 17 har tru tennis courts, and numerous pools. The premier facility is the four star Boardwalk Inn and Grand Pavilion which feature three pools and a pavilion overlooking the beach and Atlantic Ocean. The site is a favorite for both music and dancing. The resort is among the top ten nationally ranked tennis resorts. Wild Dunes has many private residences as well as condominiums often rented on the vacation rental market.
Isle of Palms Places of Interest
While the Isle of Palms is a fabulous place to play, the overall quality of life is equally outstanding. Shopping is convenient with a grocery store and two shopping centers. These mostly contain gift shops, real estate rental businesses and restaurants. Commuting is simple. The adjacent community of Mount Pleasant, just over the Isle of Palms Connector Bridge, has a full range of shopping opportunities. Mount Pleasant is also home to a hospital and numerous banking facilities. Just across historic breach inlet, the adjacent island of Sullivan's Island offers the public school for both islands' children. The school is situated on 18 acres of beachfront property and is famous for its academic superiority. The Isle of Palms has several churches--the Lutheran Church, the First United Methodist Church and the Baptist Church. Some residents and visitors attend church on neighboring Sullivan's Island where Catholic, Presbyterian and Episcopalian churches are located. Others may attend any of the approximately 160 located in downtown Charleston, SC, the "Holy City," only 13 miles away.
Vacationing on Isle of Palms
Should the sun go behind a cloud, an Isle of Palms vacation is far from over. You'll find an entire world of additional outdoor activities. Right behind the island is the Intracoastal Waterway and convenient rental services make possible boating, crabbing, shrimping, fishing, jet skiing, wave running, and sightseeing.Isle of Palms is also home to Wild Dunes... over 1,000 acres of beauty, accommodations, and fun! The Isle of Palms offers more than a laid-back, beach-town atmosphere; it also offers all the vacation conveniences you could possibly want! There are a number of excellent restaurants on the island and shopping and entertainment are readily available.
Isle of Palms Accommodations, Hotels, Resorts, Vacation Rentals, Condos, Townhomes, Bed and Breakfasts, and Rental Homes
We've compiled the best places to stay on Isle of Palms, with everything from luxury resort hotels to inviting bed and breakfast inns, oceanfront condos, vacation rental homes, RV resorts, campgrounds and beach cottages.
Golf Courses on Isle of Palms and Charleston
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