Island Turtle Team monitors turtle nests and records the number of hatches each year.
Boating opportunities include kayaks, canoes, sailboats, fishing boats and even luxury harbor cruises. Personal watercraft like Jet Skis can be rented to explore nearby islands.
Fishing contests often originate at Isle of Palms Marina. Or you can just cast your own line from the beach.
Getting around the island is easy, with most roads having marked bike paths for safety. Bicycle and rollerblade rentals are available on the island.
Golf and tennis are easy to pursue on the island. The island has two world-class golf courses, the intimate Harbor Course and the Links Course, and the Charleston area has many other well-known courses. Both clay and hardcourt surfaces are available to tennis enthusiasts on the island.
Of course, the beach is often the center of activity. For enjoying the waves, bodyboards are available for rental. To keep your toes in the sand, a game of beach volleyball is never far away. Picnic and changing areas are available at Isle of Palms County Park.


Beachcombing is always a popular activity. A large variety of seashells collect on our beaches from sand dollars to whelks, to olives, to angel wings. It’s fun to find shell treasures, but please leave the live shells on the beach or throw them back into the ocean.
When walking around the island, watch the sky and water for wildlife. Osprey nests can be spied, pelicans soar and dive for their dinner, dolphins frolic, and giant loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. If you’re lucky, you might see hundreds of baby turtles making a mad dash for the ocean.
Family, Senior and Children’s activities are organized through the island’s IOP Recreation Department and Wild Dunes resort.


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