Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Isle of Palms, South Carolina

 Isle of Palms is home to the Wild Dunes resort, but this barrier island has so much more to offer. If you’d prefer the flexibility of living outside a gated community while also enjoying the same beautiful beach as Wild Dunes, consider renting or purchasing a home on Isle of Palms. The island is seven miles long, but only one mile wide, so you’re never far from the beach no matter where you are.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Isle of Palms, South Carolina

While the area around Front Beach is a draw for visitors during the summer months, the island’s five thousand full-time residents can still easily find a quiet spot elsewhere along the expansive beaches. If you’d rather be in the middle of things, there’s always something exciting happening on Front Beach: grab an ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s, see a concert at the Windjammer, or meet friends for lunch at Coconut Joe’s or Banana Cabana.



 

Wild Dunes

On the northernmost tip of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, sits what Travel and Leisure readers voted the third best resort for families in the United States: the Wild Dunes Resort. A popular vacation destination since its inception in 1971, this gated, private resort is also a thriving year-round community. Visitors and residents alike flock to the secluded beach that runs the entire length of Wild Dunes; go for a leisurely bike ride along the wide, white sand beach or settle in for a day full of sunshine and relaxation by the water.

Wild Dunes Isle of Palms South Carolina

On the northernmost tip of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, sits what Travel and Leisure readers voted the third best resort for families in the United States: the Wild Dunes Resort. A popular vacation destination since its inception in 1971, this gated, private resort is also a thriving year-round community. Visitors and residents alike flock to the secluded beach that runs the entire length of Wild Dunes; go for a leisurely bike ride along the wide, white sand beach or settle in for a day full of sunshine and relaxation by the water. If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, the resort offers boat rentals, banana boat rides, jet-ski tours and kayak rentals. Property owners also have the added option of using the Property Owners Beach House at 6600 Palmetto Drive, which offers air-conditioned rental spaces, a kitchen, and a wide back porch with rockers overlooking the ocean. Those who call Wild Dunes home—either for a week for vacation or for a lifetime—always have sand in their shoes and the beach in their backyard.

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