Isle of Palms Beach
Isle of Palms Beach, located about 25 minutes from downtown, is the most commercialized of the Charleston area beaches. The beach is often popular with families because of the strict “no alcohol” policy, the calm waters, and the cleanliness of the beach. Restaurants, shops and bars are located within walking distance of the beach and there are public restrooms and showers at the Isle of Palm County Park. You will also find a picnic area, grills, a boardwalk and vending machines. During the summer months, the beach has lifeguards, a snack bar, and beach chair/umbrella rentals. Isle of Palms also offers more parking than the other area Charleston beaches. There are two public parking lots near the beach where you can park for a fee. You can also park in metered spaces along Ocean Boulevard or alongside any road unless it is designated “No Parking” with a sign.
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Isle of Palms Beach Rules and Regulations
- All four tires must be off the road when parking along the streets
- Do not block beach access paths, driveways or mailboxes when parking along the streets
- No glass bottles allowed on the beach
- Single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, Styrofoam coolers, cups and food containers and balloons are prohibited on the beach
- No Alcohol allowed on the beach
- No smoking or vaping on the beach
- No motorized vehicles on the beach
- Fill in any holes you dig in the sand
- Fireworks and open fires are prohibited
- Golf carts are not allowed on the beach
- No overnight sleeping on the beach. Any beach equipment left unattended on the beach after sunset may be removed and disposed of
- Dogs must be on a leash and owners must clean up after their pets. There are dog bag receptacles at most of the public beach access paths. Dogs are only allowed to be off-leash April 1st through September 14th between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and from September 15th through March 31st between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Click here to read more about dogs on the beach.
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The Isle of Palms Farmer's Market will re-open in September 2021.
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