Discover sandy beaches, luxe coastal resorts and lashings of Southern hospitality in Isle of Palms. Perched on a barrier island, the resort combines beautiful coastal scenery with a wide range of recreational activities, both on and off the water. Tee off on championship golf courses, make a splash in the Atlantic Ocean and explore a centuries-old coastal fort.
Things to do in Isle of Palms
Beaches are one of the main attractions in Isle of Palms, with sunseekers flocking to bask on the sand and swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Find one of the best stretches of sand at Isle of Palms County Park, which also offers family-friendly facilities like a playground and grassy picnic area. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are a fun option if you want to paddle along the shoreline and explore the nearby marshlands.
Isle of Palms is a golfer’s paradise, with several world-class courses to choose from. Wild Dunes Links Golf Course is one of the most coveted, featuring beautiful coastal views and a challenging layout designed by Tom Fazio.
Hotels, condos and private vacation rentals line the shoreline and treat you to million-dollar ocean views. Head into the bustling village to browse independent boutiques and dine at seafood restaurants. Spend sunset sipping happy hour cocktails and listening to live music at a waterfront bar.
Spend the day exploring Fort Moultrie, a coastal stronghold that’s been guarding the entrance to Charleston Harbour for more than 200 years. The fort has been reimagined as an open-air history museum where you can learn about its role in the Revolutionary War, Civil War and other conflicts.
Getting around Isle of Palms
Isle of Palms is compact and easy to get around on foot. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Downtown Charleston and Charleston International Airport. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace.