Isle of Palms, a barrier island east of the Cooper River, offers quiet beach living and many outlets for outdoor activities.
The beach is the center of activity for those who want to enjoy the waves or take the boat out and explore nearby islands. For those who want to stay ashore, set up a picnic at the Isle of Palms County Park; bike ride or rollerblade in any of the marked paths; play golf in one of the world-class golf courses; play tennis; or go beachcombing.
Isle of Palms is also known for its wildlife. See osprey nests, pelicans soaring and diving for food, dolphins, and giant loggerhead sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs.