South Carolina boasts beautiful weather and comfortable temperatures most of the year, along with sand, sun, and fun. The temperatures climb throughout the spring, through celebrations like Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer, and into the summer months. Along with the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the combination will have you heading to the Palmetto State and the city of Isle of Palms for a relaxing getaway with loved ones this Memorial Day.


An escape to a beach location like Isle of Palms means whiling away plenty of time on that beach. The warming weather and waters of the Memorial Day weekend mean you’ll likely want to spend a little extra time out in the sun and in the water. Sunbathe, take a walk, build sandcastles with the kids, or plant a beach umbrella and enjoy a picnic or a good book. Brave the waters of the Atlantic for memorial day activities in Isle of Palms like swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA, or even more adventurous activities like parasailing, wakeboarding, and more that will have 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, 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 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 other accessories.

Dewees Island

Everything you need for a fun Memorial Day 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, but the peaceful locale is a different world, void of cars, stoplights, stores, and restaurants. It represents a perfect return to nature with available activities like fishing, kayaking, beach activities, and even a completely untouched forest to roam.

Eco Tour

Strike out on a tour of the area’s salt marsh, tidal creeks, and even the intracoastal waterway running between Isle of Palms and Capers Island. Guided tours focus on and fill you in 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, they’ll want to get in on the many fun water and beach activities, while also being able to cast 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, or out to the depths of the Atlantic in search of your next big fish story. Most charters include rental gear, tackle, and supplies for a productive day on the water. 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. 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 and feature 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 custom length of time that fits your Memorial Day vacation.

Spa Day

Experience total vacation relaxation in Isle of Palms this Memorial Day. There are several spas in Isle of Palms and the surrounding area that are ready to pamper you. 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 getaway. Some spas offer services just for men, which cater to his specific needs.

Spend Memorial Day in Isle of Palms

You came to Isle of Palms to explore and experience a fun, relaxing Memorial Day getaway. Before you plot out all the Memorial Day fun, make sure to 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 Memorial Day beach reunion. Spend time in a private outdoor space like a pool, patio, balcony, or deck. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Prep the Memorial Day cookout ingredients or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then relax in an open living area.

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