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

Here at Carolina Salt and Surf Lessons in Charleston SC our goal is to provide the highest quality of customer satisfaction whether it's providing top notch surf lessons or being able to provide ones willing and wanting to surf the appropriate equipment.

More often than not, people are referred to sizes and styles of surfboards that could not be further from what they require or need resulting in a decline in progression and performance, and most importantly safety. We provide honest, insightful input on which surf boards are best suited to you and your loved ones. We also offer surfboard rentals and custom surfboards made right here in Charleston.

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

185 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
843.990.0707

We offer Flyboard water jek-pack rentals, tubing, wakeboarding, boat charters, harbor and sunset tours, jet ski rentals, parasailing and fun on the water. At the center of it all, is the locally famed Tiki Hut. A secluded, floating island that provides Hydrofly guests a venue to not only boost adrenaline levels with a variety of water sports but also share a beer and reconnect with old friends. This is why our 2 story tiki hut is Charleston's number 1 venue for bachelor & bachelorette parties, birthday parties, family gatherings, corporate events, and team buidling.

Isle of Palms Beach Chair Company

1204 Palm Blvd, Suite C
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.670.1009

At IOP Beach Chair, we professionally set up commercial-grade beach lounge chairs and 7.5′ drilled umbrellas on the beach daily. You can rent for the day or for the week. Also, we rent beach cruiser bikes, surf and boogie boards, beach wheelchairs and so much more. All of these rentals are available with free delivery to anywhere in Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes and Sullivan's Island.

Island Surf Co.

1101 Ocean Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.8388

Island Surf Co is a surfer style retail store on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The store specializes in the rental of surfboards. We have Isle of Palms logo apparel with great bands like Roxie, Oneill, Billabong, Dakine and Reef. We have an extensive line of flip-flops. Our newest collection of Jeweley from Southern Gates that features custom made Charleston Gate Theme necklaces and rings. A wide grouping of sea life and nautical products. We are located on front beach only steps away from the beautiful Isle of Palms surf and beach.

Ocean Fitness

50 41st Ave
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.559.6073

Ocean Fitness, LLC was created by brothers Stu and Brian Schuck to carry out our mission to offer professional, friendly instruction in Ocean Sports to enhance people's lifestyles. We have been dedicated watermen and private instructors for many years. Ocean Fitness is a rider driven company and our team of instructors are all around watermen. We offer paddle board instruction and rentals, tours, lessons and PSUPA certifcations.

Sealand Adventure Sports

2120 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
843.330.8156

Sealand Adventure Sports is your one stop shop for KITE - PADDLE - SURF - SKATE. At Sealand Adventure Sports we are the only Kiteboarding School on the Island and offer classes year round. Located in the heart of Sullivan's Island that has everything you need for a day or a week at the beach. We offer rentals on Bikes, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Golf Carts, Paddle boards and Surf Boards.

Sweetgrass Cycles

234 Mathis Ferry Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
843.654.9326

Owned and operated by bicycle shop veteran Lee Edwards, Sweetgrass Cycles brings Lee's long history of excellent customer service and expert insight to Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. Featuring new bikes, parts, and accessories as well as bicycle rentals and a first-class service department, Sweetgrass wants to be your one-stop bike shop. We offer road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, and cruisers, as well as bicycles for kids.

Tidal Wave Water Sports

69 41st Ave
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.8456

Since 1996 Tidal Wave Water Sports Has Provided Charleston's Best & Safest Selection Of Fun Things To Do On The Water. Just minutes from downtown Charleston, SC located on The Isle Of Palms you will find Tidal Wave Water Sports main dock. Take a guided expidition to explore the intercoastal waterways of South Carolina on a waverunner safari tour. We offer jet ski rentals, parasailing, adventure tours, surfing, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, boat charters and other fun stuff on the water.

Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant

1180 Oakland Market Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
843.371.8779

Shop our selection of Trek bikes for the whole family. Mountain bikes, gravel bikes, electric bikes, we've got you covered. Whatever your bike repair needs may be — our professional, friendly mechanics are trained to diagnose and service all bicycle makes and models. We offer a variety of tune-up packages as well as à la carte options, appare, accessories, parts and more.

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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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