Spending lazy days in summer in Isle of Palms, South Carolina is one of the most memorable vacation experiences  you can give your family. With stretches of sand that go on for miles and over 50 beach access paths, there’s something for everyone on Isle of Palms.

Summer in Isle of Palms: What To Do?

There’s plenty to do when you spend summer in Isle of Palms! From the exciting night life just twelve miles away in Charleston, to the local shops, tennis courts, and world-class golf courses, there’s something for every member of the family.

Isle of Palms Bike Rentals

Renting a bike is one of the best ways to explore the nooks and crannies of the Isle. Bikes are available for rental and provide families an excellent way to explore the outdoors while discovering the secrets of the Isle. Not only can you rent bicycles for the entire family, there are bike strollers available for the little ones, and all the accessories you need, like baskets and bike helmets.


Ready to hit the waves? Whether you’re a beginner or experienced surfer, there’s a board for you. Body boards, stand up paddleboards, and surfboards are all available for rent. Get out there and enjoy the waves. They tend to be a bit modest on IOP, maxing at around 3 feet, but the local surfing culture is friendly and welcoming, and it’s a great place for beginners and intermediate learners to pick up new skills, and for experienced surfers to enjoy a relaxing afternoon riding the waves.

Beach Chairs and Umbrella Rentals

Sometimes you just want to kick back and relax and watch the world roll by. Renting a beach chair and umbrella provides you your own spot on the sand with a bit of shade. What better way to relax and watch the waves roll in than lounging on a beach chair? When you’re done swimming, surfing, and paddleboarding, return to your spot for a relaxing snooze.

Handicapped Access

IOP has handicapped beach access, but anyone who’s tried pushing a wheelchair along a beach knows that traditional narrow wheels are a real challenge in the sand. Beach wheelchairs are specially designed with large tires, perfect for traversing sand. IOP rentals make it possible for all our guests to enjoy full access to the fun in the sun here on the Isle of Palms.