"Staging at Isle of Palms" Isle of Palms by grandmaR

Isle of Palms Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 61 photos

Isle of Palms General Information

Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the South Carolina coast, less than 20 minutes from Charleston.

May 17, 2002 the City of Isle of Palms received the designation of a Blue Wave Beach by the Clean Beaches Council, the first in South Carolina.

The island's average temperature from November to March is 57 degrees. The summer season from April to October averages 74 degrees. The average ocean temperature from May to September is 81 degrees.

2002, April 4 Coming north

We usually do the trip south to Charleston from Georgetown SC by stopping at Isle of Palms. Because we certainly don't want to go to McClellanville again like we did on our first trip south in 2000. On our second trip south in 2001, we got pinned to the dock by the NE winds and could not get to the Martime Center where we had reservations.

Then when we come north, the distance from Beaufort to Charleston is so great that we have to stop on the south side of the city and take another day to go across the harbor to Isle of Palms where we stop again so that we can get to Georgetown going north the next day.

April 4, 2002 We went from Charleston Maritime Center to Isle of Palms- only 9 miles, but there's no convenient place to stop between there and Georgetown. We had a heck of a time getting into the dock so that we were pointed out because we had NE winds 20-25 knot again.

Next stop: Georgetown

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good stopping place on the north side of Charleston Harbor
  • In a nutshell:Beach town
  • Last visit to Isle of Palms: Apr 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 3, 2004
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