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 rentals
Golfing on Isle of Palms
is a real pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses
and pristine golf resorts
that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Isle of Palms has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.
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.
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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 watersports rental services
make possible boating, crabbing, shrimping, fishing
, jet skiing
, wave running, paddleboarding
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.
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 accommodations
includes many private residences as well as condominiums often rented on the vacation rental market. Wild Dunes Resort offers several restaurants
on the property that offer everything from fine dining options to more casual fare, Southern cuisine, poolside dining and cocktails.
The Jewel of South Carolina's Lowcountry.
Originally named Hunting Island and then Long Island, it's thought to be at least 25,000 years old, and first inhabited by the indigenous Seewee Indians. The Seewees were said to have greeted the first English settlers to the area by swimming to the ships and carrying the travelers to shore. Whatever contributions the English made to the Seewees reportedly inspired some of them to try and reach England in their canoes-all lost at sea in storms.
Legend has it that the only other occupants of the island were the pirates who buried their treasures for safekeeping in the deserted dunes and woods, although none has been found so far.
During the Revolutionary War a British Army contingent of 2,500 men attempted to raid a colonial encampment on adjacent Sullivan's Island. Many men drowned and the attack failed when the force attempted to cross the treacherous waters of the Breach Inlet between the two islands. The area was of significance again during the Civil War, as a point of departure for the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. After successfully sinking the USS Housatonic, the Hunley and her crew were lost at sea, probably as a result of the encounter with the Union ship. Amazingly, the wreck of the Hunley was recently discovered offshore of Sullivan's Island, and will soon be recovered for posterity.
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Exploring the natural splendor and marsh wetlands of Isle of Palms is the best way to take in all the unspoiled beauty that South Carolina's lowcountry has to offer. Take a guided kayak tour
of the local salt marsh and inland waterways. Rent a canoe or pedalboat
and enjoy fishing
or a relaxing paddle. Learn about SC's coastal ecosystems and wildlife as you explore the Isle of Palms beaches
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, local seafood
, Southern Cuisine
, French & Mediterranean
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With six miles of white, sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms is a unique barrier island on the coast of South Carolina. Front Beach
is located on Ocean Blvd with public parking available. The City of Isle of Palms has been certified for the Blue Wave Season
and, as such, will again be flying the Blue Wave Flag. This certification is given to beaches that meet specific criteria related to cleanliness, safety and access to the public. The clean water and pristine beaches
make an excellent spot for surfing
and other watersports
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The coastal lowcountry of South Carolina is a natural paradise for fishermen and outdoor Explorers. There are a vareity of seasoned guides and boat captains who can provide you and your family with an unforgettable salt water fishing charter
or boat tour around Isle of Palms or Charleston
harbor. Explore the quiet tidal creeks behind the island, where marsh islands dot the estuary and provide the opportunity to get out and swim or cast a net or a fishing line. You'll find plenty of local bait & tackle shops
that can equip your adventure with all the supplies and gear needed for a day or a week. The Isle of Palms Marina
is a full-service, 50-slip marina that is fully equipped to make your stay on South Carolina's coast enjoyable and comfortable. Here you can charter a boat tour, fishing expedition, or rent a boat and be your own captain for the day. The Isle of Palms Marina is located just minutes from beautiful beaches
, luxury oceanfront accommodations
, award-winning golf courses
in the Wild Dunes Resort
, excellent shopping at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and Charleston's Historic District.
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