South Carolina boasts beautiful weather, sand, sun, fun, and comfortable temperatures for most of the year, but temperatures begin to cool a little in the fall months. Along with the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the combination will have you pointing your compass toward the Palmetto State and the city of Isle of Palms for a relaxing getaway with loved ones this fall.


An escape to a beach location like Isle of Palms this fall means spending plenty of time on that beach. The still-warm weather and water of the fall months mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun and in the water than you would during the heat of summer. Sunbathe, talk a walk or run on the beach for some exercise, build sandcastles with the kids, or plant a beach umbrella and enjoy a picnic or a good book. Splash in the waters of the Atlantic for water activities like swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, or more adventurous activities like parasailing, wakeboarding, and more for an adrenaline-pumping good time.


There are some places around town that your rental vehicle can’t reach. Instead of missing out, rent a bike and take a tour of the area, get some exercise at the same time, and negotiate those tighter passages for a complete Isle of Palms experience. There’s an array of companies that offer rentals that suit your needs and schedule. Reserve adult bikes, children’s bikes, and add accessories like child seats or trailers. Rentals include helmets, but you’ll want to ask about other safety gear and accessories like lights, extra baskets, and other accessories or gear you have on your own bike at home.

Golf Cart Rentals

Leave the rental car parked and still get around on four wheels. Hop on a golf cart to explore the island’s nooks and crannies you can’t get to by car. Several area companies rent golf carts for a different way to experience everything the island has to offer. Most are street legal, so you can cruise the road, too, but the best part is when you cruise down the sand to get to your next beach relaxation spot. Depending on the company, you can rent the vehicles by the hour, half day, full day, or customize a length of time that fits your fall vacation stay.

Dewees Island

Everything you need for a fun fall adventure is right in Isle of Palms, but you can escape for some extra relaxation and serenity on nearby Dewees Island. The locale is just a short ferry ride away, and the peaceful place is a unique change – void of cars, stoplights, stores, and restaurants, representing a perfect return to nature. Enjoy activities like fishing, kayaking, beach activities, and an untouched forest to roam.

Eco Tour

Take a tour of the area’s salt marsh, tidal creeks, and the intracoastal waterway between Isle of Palms and Capers Island. Guided tours focus and fill you in on the area’s ecosystem, including sea life like bottlenose dolphins or loggerhead sea turtles, and a number of birds. Some tours also feature crab trap pulling and net casting to bring marine life in for an on-board presentation about the species before being released back to their home.


If you or any of your travel companions are anglers, get in on the many fun water and beach activities while also taking some time to drop a line. There is a myriad of fishing charters in Isle of Palms and the surrounding area that will take you to inshore and nearshore locations, and even out to the deep waters of the Atlantic in search of your next big fish story! If your own fishing gear didn’t make the trip, most companies offer rental gear, tackle, and all the supplies for a productive day on the water. Make sure you secure the proper South Carolina fishing license before heading out.

Spa Day

Seek out total relaxation this fall. There are several spas right on Isle of Palms, and several more in the surrounding metro area that are ready to pamper you from head to toe. Treat yourself to a massage or another service like a facial, mani/pedi, body wrap, body scrub, and more for complete relaxation and rejuvenation on your Isle of Palms fall getaway. Many also offer special services for men that fit their unique needs, so everyone can leave relaxed.

Spend Fall in Isle of Palms

You came to Isle of Palms to explore and experience a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones this fall. Before you plot out all your fun and exciting fall activities, get your accommodations covered when you book a vacation rental provided by Carroll Realty. We have units as small as one bedroom, all the way up to seven bedrooms for a large fall family getaway with all of your loved ones. Prepare and serve a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spend time in a private outdoor space like a pool, balcony, or deck, or relax indoors in stylish bedrooms or living areas.

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