Located just 12 miles from Charleston, Isle of Palms is a barrier island that has served as a vacation destination since the late 19th century. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful marshes and creeks, IOP, as the locals call it, is a haven for beach fun, fishing and golf. It offers a laid-back, resort experience without any pretentiousness.
At Wild Dunes Resort on IOP, you'll find house and villa rentals and two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. The island offers a variety of other lodging options, as well as lots of great restaurants, to make your vacation enjoyable from start to finish.
Wherever you choose to stay, you'll want to spend a day at Isle of Palms County Beach Park, featuring boardwalks and accessible ramps, a dressing area, an outdoor shower and a sand volleyball court.