Welcome to Isle of Palms, South Carolina's Unique Coastal Barrier Island.
Located Just North of Historic Charleston and Nearby Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms is Renowned as a World-Class Vacation Destination.
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
and delightful restaurants
, Isle of Palms was voted #6 among Top 10 North America Islands by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards.
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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.
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, 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.