Isle of Palms Beaches

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Isle of Palms Beaches


Pristine Beaches, Clean Water and Natural Wildlife Rank Isle of Palms Among Top 10 North American Islands by Conde Nast Traveler.



Front Beach

The newly designed Front Beach area on the Isle of Palms is located on Ocean Boulevard from 10th Avenue to 14th Avenue. 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.
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Isle of Palms Beach Rules & Regulations
  • No motorized vehicles on beach
  • Personal property left unattended on the beach after sunset may be removed
  • Holes dug in the sand should be filled back in for safety
  • Jet Skis and motorboats may not operated in designated swimming areas
  • For your safety, no glass bottles are allowed on the beach
  • No overnight sleeping on beach
  • Please protect our dunes, use the paths
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on a leash and owners must clean up after their pets
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited

July 4th Parade Golf Carts


  • Must be operated daylight hours ONLY
  • Driver must have a valid driver's license and have in possession
  • Must be driven on a secondary highway or street within two (2) miles of residence
  • Must be operated by Owner ONLY
  • Registration must be carried when golf cart is operated
  • Golf carts are not allowed on the beach
Isle of Palms Beach Access and Parking
Visitors who come to the Isle of Palms have many options for beach access and parking. The City offers more than 50 beach access paths. Note that driving on the beach or on beach access paths is strictly prohibited.

City Parking Lots on Pavilion: The City maintains two parking lots close to Front Beach on Pavilion Drive. One lot offers handicapped parking and season-long parking for those with a decal. The other lot offers daily parking for a nominal fee. During the beach season, lot attendants will provide directions.

PUBLIC PARKING: 1116 Pavilion Dr, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(843) 886-6428

1490 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Blue Wave Beach

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.

This is the eighth year in a row that the City's beach has received this certification from the Clean Beaches Council out of Washington, DC.
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Isle of Palms Beach Gear, Outfitters & Water Sports Equipment Rentals

Carolina Salt Surf Lessons

30 21st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(843) 452-4833
Surf School.

FORCE Kite & Wake

1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd #100, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 329-3004
Water Sports Equipment Rental Service. Kiteboarding & Wakeboarding Lessons & Gear.

Hydrofly Watersports

145 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 410-8918
Water Sports Equipment Rental Service.

Isle of Palms Beach Chair Company

1204 Palm Blvd suite c, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(843) 670-1009

Ocean Fitness

50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(843) 559-6073
Water Sports Equipment Rental Service.

Odyssey Board Shop

4381, 217 Lucas St suite m, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-5282
Surf shop.

Sealand Adventure Sports

2120 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
(843) 330-8156
Water Sports Equipment Rental Service.

The Surf Shop

128 Grand Pavilion Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Beach gear and swimwear.

Sweetgrass Cycles

234 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 654-9326
Bicycle shop.

Tidal Wave Water Sports

69 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(843) 886-8456
Water Sports Equipment Rental Service.

Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant

1180 Oakland Market Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 371-8779
Bicycle shop.

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Kayaking & Canoeing on Isle of Palms

Kayaking & Canoeing on Isle of Palms

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 and marshlands. View Isle of Palms Outfitters »



Isle of Palms Restaurants

Isle of Palms Restaurants

We've compiled this comprehensive directory to help you find the right restaurant to whet your appetite, including options for casual dining, local seafood, Southern Cuisine, Asian, French & Mediterranean and everything in between.
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