If South Carolina had a hidden vacation spot, the perfect beachside escape, it would be the Isle of Palms. The Isle of Palms is a seven-mile barrier island off the coast of Mt Pleasant, just East of Charleston, SC. In every direction are gorgeous ocean views and pristine sandy beaches. Whether you are looking for the perfect Wild Dunes real estate near a legendary golf course or are looking for a home near some perfect surf, the Isle of Palms has something for everyone.
One of the greatest draws of this hidden gem is the outdoor activities. Every day, you can find a new way to enjoy the great outdoors on the Isle of Palms. You can embrace the coastline by diving into watersports, lounge on the beach in the sun, or go for a stroll to see the stunning views. Head to nearby Wild Dunes resort for beautiful bicycle paths and more structured outdoor fitness such as beautiful tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts.
You can lounge under the shade of the signature massive palms or walk the entire island end to end. When you find a home on the Isle of Palms, the beautiful sunshine and perfect ocean air will beckon you outdoors with each new day.
How many ways are there to enjoy the great outdoors on the Isle of Palms? Let's find out.
1. Wild Dunes golf courses
There's no denying that the single biggest outdoor attraction on the Isle of Palms are the legendary Wild Dunes golf courses. There are two full golf courses on the island, both curated by the Wild Dunes Resort. Wild Dunes real estate invites SC residents and home buyers to live right on the course as an integrated part of the luxurious golf resort lifestyle.
If you're here for the beautiful rolling greens and a lifestyle of tee times and clubhouse dinners, you've come to the right place. Wild Dunes is the perfect spot to spend every day outdoors practicing your swing and soaking up the sunshine. You will get your daily nature walk in just by moving from one hole to the next. On days when you are giving your putting arm a rest, you can enjoy the beautiful green by taking a stroll along the surrounding pathways for residents and active golfers alike.
2. Lounging and swimming along Isle of Palms beaches
Of course, what most people love about our beautiful beaches is swimming. Whether you enjoy wading in the ocean or diving in to surf the local waves, you will find the South Carolina coasts to be warm and welcoming. Bring your favorite beach gear or get ready to have some fun in the sun.
3. Getting active with seaside watersports
Parasailing is riding a wide parachute being pulled along by a motor boat. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the ocean, rising high above the waves with a safe and gentle splash-down when the boat ahead of you finally stops. Many people come to the Isle of Palms to parasail. But living on the Isle of Palms, you could parasail nearly every weekend (weather permitting) if it becomes your new favorite way to enjoy the great outdoors.
Kayaks and canoes
If you love personally paddled boats, you may adore fleet kayaks and group canoes. Kayaks and canoes are available for rental along the Isle of Palms beaches, but Charleston and Isle of Palms residents often have their own kayaks ready for a day at the beach any day.
4. Take a scenic stroll
5. Alfresco dining
6. Chartered boat tours from the Isle of Palms
Sightseeing around the Isle of Palms is a casual and fun boat trip to book. You can sail around the coast of the island, enjoying the glittering sea and resort towers along the coast. You can greet the merry-makers on the beach and do water sports off the shoreline and wave your hat to those dining on nearby terraces overlooking the ocean. Sightseeing tours take you to the best views around the island for a fun, adventurous, or romantic outdoor experience.
Aquatic ecosystem tours
Fishing spot guides
Private boat events
7. Professional sports courts
8. Golf cart sightseeing
Last but certainly not least, you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors on the Isle of Palms in a golf cart pretty much anywhere on the island. Buy your own golf cart or rent one to putter around the island enjoying the beaches and charming shopping areas. Golf cart sightseeing takes the effort out of exploring the island on foot while still getting your daily time in the fresh air and sunshine.
Are you ready to embrace the indoor-outdoor lifestyle on the Isle of Palms? To explore Isle of Palms homes and Wild Dunes real estate, look no further than IOP Residential, founded and headed by Amy Rogers, your Isle of Palms real estate broker. We look forward to helping you find not just the perfect home, but the perfect lifestyle here on the Isle of Palms.
*Header photo courtesy of Explore Charleston