The Isle of Palms is connected to Mt. Pleasant, SC via the Isle of Palms connector. The connector (as it’s known locally) crests over the Intracoastal Waterway as you arrive on the island. Head straight through the one and only traffic light to go to the Isle of Palms County Park. Parking prices vary depending on the time of year. Most noteworthy, once inside the park, you have access to bathrooms, changing areas, and a playground! The County Park beach has lifeguards during the busy season.
The Front Beach area of is located on Ocean Blvd. Classic beach restaurants and shops abound here. For oceanfront dining, visit Coconut Joe’s or the Coda del Pesce. Enjoy pizza at Luke n’ Ollie’s and at breakfast time, swing by Sea Biscuit Cafe for traditional southern fare. When heading to the beach, take one of the many beach accesses along Ocean Blvd. or Palm Blvd.
The Isle of Palms beach is expansive and just went under a renourishment project. At low tide, and often even at high tide, the beach is perfect for bike rides and long walks. Take your time wandering the beach to look at the different shells, driftwood, and sea stars that call this slice of paradise home.
If you enjoy water sports, head to the Isle of Palms Marina. At the marina, you can rent jet skis, go parasailing, and rent paddle boards or kayaks. You can head out on a fishing charter for the day or rent a boat to enjoy the Intracoastal Waterway. And if you forgot your snacks, water, and sunscreen, stop by the Marina Store for local character and everything you need!
Whether you are visiting the Isle of Palms for a day, a week, or a lifetime, we invite you to relax, unwind, and stay a while.