Isle of Palms

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  • Darlene K.
    "Coconut Joe's ..,good restaurant with a great view of the ocean."(4 Tips)
    Libby Y.
    "Best beach in Charleston with fewer crowds than Folly Beach."(3 Tips)
    Kelly F.
    "Try the Windjammer for burgers."(2 Tips)
    Kristy S.
    "lifeguards are not a substitution"(3 Tips)
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  • Chris S.
    Chris SylviaJune 2, 2013
    Past visitors who are returning - there is no more Red & White Grocery on the island now - constructing a new market but will not be finished in time for Summer 2013
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FowlerJune 15, 2012
    Try the Windjammer for burgers. Acme for wings. Dogs have to be on a leash. Hefty fines if no leash. Lifeguard at 20th st.
  • AJC
    AJCMay 13, 2015
    Five distinct beach towns comprise the city of Charleston. You'll find a family-friendly haven at Isle of Palms.
  • Kristy S.
    Kristy SpiveyApril 22, 2012
    Watched their lifeguard training, very awesome... Just remember, lifeguards are not a substitution for watching your kids. Stay safe!
  • Kayla K.
    Kayla KristineMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop by Coconut Joes on your way out for great food and drinks! Or for something quick, there is Joes to Go!
  • Mollie G.
    Mollie GannonJune 20, 2016
    Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes resort is a very comfortable place to stay. Extremely family friendly.
  • Libby Y.
    Libby YeeJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beach in Charleston with fewer crowds than Folly Beach. Try some of the restaurants by the pier. They have good food for low prices!
  • Topher C.
    Topher CassidySeptember 4, 2011
    Awesome beach. This is not a drinking beach like Folly, but you can go to Coconut Joes and sit on the rooftop and have a delicious Margarita!
  • John R.
    John RectorMay 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Before you head to the beach check the tide tables first. If the tide allows, try to get there 1 hour after high tide and setup your chairs about 10 feet from the waves.
  • Jaycie
    JaycieJune 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Do yourself a favor and grab lunch or dinner at Huck's after the beach. So yummy!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerJuly 17, 2015
    Bigger waves than Sullivan's Island but not a lot of restaurants in walking distance.
  • parker c.
    parker carsonApril 26, 2015
    surf is okay but great to hang out w friends
  • Karen C.
    Karen CagleJune 22, 2013
    Great experience! We saw dolphins, sting ray, Star fish,
  • AUDIOMIND
    AUDIOMINDSeptember 18, 2011
    Less crowded and more choppy waves than folly. Crazy what irene threw up on the beach head though. Found a few conch shells, which never happens.
  • John R.
    John RectorMay 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Dogs are allowed on the beach year round. They must be on a leash.
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JohnsonOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Acme Cantina on IOP is a great place for good food, drinks and good people!
  • John R.
    John RectorJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to take sunrise photos during the winter. Sun rises 110 degrees at 42nd avenue
  • Charles M.
    Charles MoonJuly 18, 2011
    Go to Coconut Joe's and Poe's Tavern. Both have amazing food and atmosphere
  • Missy M.
    Missy MixonApril 29, 2012
    Get a Charleston County Parks Gold Pass for free parking all year.
  • Darlene K.
    Darlene KelleyAugust 1, 2011
    Coconut Joe's ..,good restaurant with a great view of the ocean.
  • Lee R.
    Lee RichardsonApril 19, 2014
    Perfect place to decompress.
  • Francine Helene H.
    Francine Helene HittingerSeptember 16, 2015
    One of the best walking beaches
  • Mike M.
    Mike MillerMarch 25, 2010
    Great place to hang out even if you don't drink! good music and the beach! Read more
  • Rosemary O.
    Rosemary O'NeillApril 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Be sure to visit Bubba the parrot!
  • Satara S.
    Satara ScottJune 27, 2010
    Cool dog friendly beach! The water felt wonderful!!
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BeyrentOctober 19, 2012
    Off season is a special treat!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BaileyAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are a veteran, they have a VFW right next to the Windjammer :-)
  • Josh D.
    Josh DrakeMay 14, 2013
    Great place to stay! Beautiful!
  • John R.
    John RectorMay 8, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to 42nd Avenue turn right. Parking lot at the end allows for about 12 vehicles including golf carts.
  • Clay C.
    Clay ChastainJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a nice beach. Not a ton of people, but not empty. The water is nice and the beach is clean.
  • John R.
    John RectorJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    42nd Avenue has parking and beach access Read more
  • Stephanie
    StephanieJuly 8, 2013
    Great view
  • Alan B.
    Alan BeebeAugust 22, 2010
    If your going to IOP check out the tides at http://www.ioptideclock.com it is soooo helpful Read more
  • William
    WilliamOctober 18, 2011
    The Beach, need i say more!!!!
  • Ciaran O.
    Ciaran O'NeillSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best island in history!
  • Kathy S.
    Kathy ShirerSeptember 8, 2013
    Gotta love Charleston
  • Robert W.
    Robert WinecoffMay 18, 2011
    Loving it down here it is beautiful.
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HunterMay 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for sharks... And jelly fish
  • Dave G.
    Dave GieselerDecember 31, 2011
    Polar Plunge is a must! (Dec 31, 2011)
  • Tom O.
    Tom O'HaraJune 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This beach has some outstanding soppuss
  • John R.
    John RectorMay 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    20 parking spaces available on 42nd Avenue
  • Trevor
    TrevorApril 27, 2013
    Bring peppa'
  • James B.
    James Banicar Jr.June 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Someone has to build those sand castles.
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JohnsonSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Never swim at Breech Inlet. The rip current is the worse there.
  • Chris O.
    Chris O'HaraJune 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    So much SOPPUSS!!!! YES! Seriously though, who doesn't enjoy that?
  • Mark K.
    Mark KomenAugust 12, 2010
    Wear sunscreen
  • Amy C.
    Amy CoatsApril 6, 2010
    Take dog to beach.
  • Luis A.
    Luis A.July 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Swim!
  • Allison L.
    Allison LJuly 25, 2010
    Ready to have a ball
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