About Isle of Palms

With its warm weather year-round, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals, Isle of Palms has earned its reputation as a premier family vacation destination. The city is close to Charleston, offering travelers a chance to combine historic sites with a relaxing seaside getaway.

Here are a few suggestions of things to do in Isle of Palms:

  • Front Beach: Located on Ocean Avenue, this is the most popular beach in the area.
  • Charter a Boat: The Isle of Palms Marina has several companies where you can charter boats for several hours or a full day.
  • Water Sports Activities: Tidal Wave Sports on 41st Avenue offers wakeboarding, tubing, and water skiing, among other activities.
  • Isle of Palms Recreation Center: Located within walking distance of the beach, this center has tennis and basketball courts, a gym, and a playground.
  • Try the local cuisine: Visit Acme Cantina where you can get some of the best crab cakes on the island.
  • Go turtle spotting: Many turtles nest on the island during the summer months.

The island is known for its pleasant weather year-round which allows for festivals to be held throughout all four seasons of the year here. Some of the main events in the area include the Lowcountry Blues Bash in early February, the Sand Sculpting Contest in late May, and the Isle of Palms Beach Run in mid-July. Luckily, no matter what time of year you visit, it's easy to find a vacation rental on the island. Choose from a variety of homes including spacious condos, luxury villas, and oceanfront properties.