Isle of Palms Travel Guide
Golf course from the ICW
Golf course from the ICW
Charleston from the river
Marina from where the cruise ship was in...
Isle of Palms
The north side of the fixed bridge
4th of July Fireworks on the Beach
Our family has spent two 4th of July weekends at Isle of Palms. When dusk comes everyone settles in on the beach in their beach chairs and waits for the firework show. The bars on the beach face the speakers towards the beach and you will hear good dance music before the...
Many people go to Isle of Palms so they do not have to stay in Charleston. Don't get me wrong, Charleston is an excellent destination. Absolutely spend the money and take a horse and carriage tour. You will not be disappointed. Don't be afraid to haggle on the price. There...
The One Eyed Parrot: Good food, Right on the beach
We have eaten here everytime we go to Isle of Palms. We have sent others here too and they have loved it. It is a beach restaurant / bar. We have taken the children there and they have enjoyed it too. Just a beachy atmosphere. Nothing fancy but the food is good and the...
Los Arcos: For Great Mexican food
We love "Los Arcos" Mexican Restaurant. We travel to Isle of Palms every year & have tried so many restaurants but we always return to Los Arcos. The food is fabulous! The staff is friendly & imformative, the food is soo tasty & inexpensive. The atmosphere is amazing. We...
Coconut Joe's: Can't beat the view
Coconut Joe's is a great place to relax for a casual lunch or dinner in Isle of Palms. The restaurant is oceanfront & the best tables are outside on the porch. You can't beat the view or the breeze. The menu has a little something for everyone. Sandwiches, pasta,...
Windjammer: Rock n Roll Beach Bar
Very Historical, popular Beach bar. Many big name bands have played this club, including Hootie and the Blowfish,Sister Hazel, Big Head Todd and the Monsters,Seven Mary Three,Eve 6,Shooter Jennings...just to name a few.Great view of the Atlantic Ocean.Nice open Deck and...
Bubba Gumps Down Town,...
Bubba Gumps Down Town, Longhorns steak house, there are so many good places around Charleston I can't name them all. If you have a certain food you like ask me.Huge variety.
Casual most places.
Park and take the trolley...
Park and take the trolley around downtown Charleston. Then take a carriage ride. After good eats. Take a walking tour. We rode our seadoos in some places.
This is my teenage son that is fearless. I wouldn't fall in to that brackish water with them gators for nothing. The locals say they don't bother you. But I never did care for that water.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Isle of Palms Main Street: Souvenir Shopping! Go for it!
queencreekfreak 39 reviews
My nieces and nephews love the souvenir shops. The great thing about Isle of Palms is that they have some sweet little souvenir shops but since it is a small place it is not overkill. You can also buy the beach necessities you need such as sunscreen, beach umbrellas, hats, shoes, whatever! The kids bought boogie boards and that was well worth spending the money as they played with them endlessly. I think they may have even slept with them. We bought some cool shark tooth necklaces and some other crazy tourist items. Like I said, fun but not overkill.
What to buy: boogie boards, shells to take home to friends, beach clothes, t-shirts.
What to pay: $1 - ???? As much as you are into.
Updated Sep 4, 2005
Address: Main Street, Isle of Palms
When I lived here. I...
When I lived here. I sometimes helped deliver to homes in Mt. Pleasant where there is needy families that live on prime land that has been passed down thru the generations. These people will starve rather than give up their property that there forfathers owned. I have witnessed this. I met a woman that used to help cleab plantation homes. She had to be one of the last. She was a beautiful African American woman. She never said how old she was and I never asked. When I met her she had been on her floor spit shining those old wood floors. She had the most beautiful wood floors I think I had ever seen and her home was immaculate. I felt like I was back in time the moment I stepped into her home. She had relics of the past and could tell you about every one of them.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Stay away from the airforce...
Stay away from the airforce base area. It's a little rough in the outskirts and you could get into the slot machine addiction he he! There is a new Aquarium to visit. We took our little friend there. He loved it.
Updated May 21, 2003
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I always dressed in layers here. In the morning it was cool. By noon you would roast depending on where you were. Then by evening you needed a light sweater again.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most the beaches do not have bath houses. You'll need to find a gas station to change or get drinks etc...
Photo Equipment: I would not take my camera to the beach again unless it was one of the watertight and waterproof ones. The sand and moister will get in your camera no matter what. I had mine in a ziplock bag and that sand still got in my camera. Went thru two of them while living in SC.
Miscellaneous: Great fishing off the beach.
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Written Oct 4, 2002
Barrier Island Eco-Tours
In front of us at Charleston Maritime Center, the boat Sandpiper was docked. When I looked it up on the interent, the closest I could come was a company based in Isle of Palms.
Fort Moultrie, Unexpected Interesting Spot
We were venturing out of Isle of Palms late one afternoon to try and beat the dinner crowds. We noticed an unusual land formation, sort of built up dirt. We took a turn off the main road to check it out and found Fort Moultrie. We ended up going to dinner much later as we...
Golf and Cruising on the Charlestonian
This boat was in front of us in Isle of Palms. I found it fascinating. Apparently it charters for golfing vacations and receptions.From their website:On the Charlestonian, it’s as if you are on the private yacht of a friend who knows the best bays, basins and waterways in...
Parasailing in the Low Country
Last time we went by the Isle of Palms marina, I took a picture of this boat. I found out it is one of the ones from TIdal Wave Water Sports who have 4 locations in the Charleston area including this one. I have not parasailed but some of my children and grandchildren have...
Wild Dunes Harbor Course
The Wild Dunes Resort (part of which used to include the Wild Dunes Marina which is now part of the Isle of Palms Marina) has two 18 hole golf courses. One of them, the Harbor Course is alongside the ICW. I'm pretty sure that the use of these courses is restricted to resort...
MM 456.5 Isle of Palms Marina
The price is $1.25/foot ($25 min) and $3/30A. We had cable TV, but the cable was overridden by the strength of the broadcast channels so that the weather channel for instance, which was on channel 6 couldn't be seen. They were also supposed to have phone connections, but the...
Six Miles of White Sandy Beaches
Isle of Palms has a fascinating history. According to the IOP.net website: "Originally named Hunting Island and then Long Island, it's thought to be at least 25,000 years old, and first inhabited by the indigenous Seewee Indians. The Seewees were said to have greeted the...
See the sun rise, pack a...
See the sun rise, pack a picnic lunch, bring your own trash bag, stay off dunes(sometimes there are loggerhead turtle eggs in them. They are an endangered speices). Bring sun tan lotion, the sun is very different down here and it is very humid. However you can get serious...
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