South Carolina boasts beautiful weather and comfortable temperatures most of the year, along with sand, sun, fun. There are a variety of fun things to do and interesting places to see to keep everyone happy and busy enjoying vacation this summer. The heat gets turned up and adds to the combination and will have you heading to the Palmetto State and the city of Isle of Palms for a relaxing getaway with loved ones this summer.


An escape to a beach location like Isle of Palms means whiling away the hours and days on the beach. The warm weather and waters of summer mean you’ll likely want to spend a little extra time out in the sun and in the water. Sunbathe, talk a walk, build sand castles with the kids, or plant a beach umbrella and enjoy a picnic or a good book.

Take a dip in the Atlantic for activities like swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, and other adventurous activities like parasailing, wakeboarding, and more that will have your and your adrenaline pumping.


There are some places around town that larger vehicles like rental cars and our special beach carts can’t fit. Rent a bike and take a tour of the area you’ve decided to call home for a while this summer, get some exercise at the same time, and negotiate those tighter passages for a complete Isle of Palms experience.

There are a number of companies that offer rentals to suit your group’s needs and schedule. Choose from adult bikes, children’s bikes, and accessories including child seats or trailers. Rentals include helmets, but you’ll want to ask about other safety gear and accessories like lights, extra baskets, and whatever else is on your bike at home.

Dewees Island

Everything you need for a fun, relaxing break this summer is right in Isle of Palms and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for even more relaxation and serenity, make your way to nearby Dewees Island. It’s just a short ferry ride away. However, the peaceful locale is a different world, void of cars, stoplights, stores, and restaurants. It represents a perfect return to nature where you can enjoy activities like fishing, kayaking, beach activities, and a completely untouched forest to roam.

Eco Tour

Strike out on a tour of the area’s salt marsh, tidal creeks, or the intracoastal waterway running between Isle of Palms and Capers Island. Guided tours focus on information about the ecosystem’s plants and animals, like bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and a number of birds.

Some tours also feature crab trap pulling and net casting. Guides will bring marine life for an on-board presentation before releasing the marine inhabitants back to their home.


Coastal towns like Isle of Palms are all about the water. If you or any of your traveling companions are anglers, get in on the many fun water and beach activities, while also taking some time out to cast a line. There are a myriad of fishing charters in Isle of Palms and the surrounding area that will take you to inshore and nearshore locations, or out to the depths of the Atlantic in search of your next big fish story. Many charters include rental gear, tackle, and supplies for a productive day on the water. You’ll need to secure the proper South Carolina fishing license before heading out.

Golf Cart Rentals

Leave the rental car parked at your accommodations and hop on a golf cart to explore the island’s nooks and crannies where rental cars just don’t fit. Several companies in the area rent golf carts for a different way to experience everything the island has to offer. Most carts are street legal, featuring headlights and taillights, blinkers, rear view mirrors, and more, so you can cruise the road as well.

The best part is when you cruise down the sand for some easy beach hopping. Depending on the company, you can rent the vehicles by the hour, half day, full day, or a customize your rental period to fit the length of your summer vacation.

Spa Day

There’s nothing like total relaxation during your Isle of Palms retreat. There are several spas in Isle of Palms and the surrounding area that are ready to pamper you and your traveling companions. Treat yourself to a massage or other service like a facial, manicure, pedicure, body wrap or scrub, and more for complete relaxation and rejuvenation on your Isle of Palms getaway. Some spas offer services just for men, which cater to his specific needs.

Getaway This Summer to Isle of Palms

You came to Isle of Palms to explore and experience a fun, relaxing summer getaway. Before you plot out all the summer fun, make sure to book a vacation rental provided by Carroll Realty as your home base.

We have units as small as one bedroom, all the way up to seven bedrooms for a large summer beach reunion. Spend time in a private outdoor space like a pool, patio, balcony, or deck at select rentals. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Prep the summer cookout ingredients or any other meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, then relax in an open living area.

Contact us today!