Where Are the Best Places to See the Sunset on Isle of Palms?

There’s no more peaceful way to end your evenings on vacation than by watching the sunset. It’s especially beautiful in the Charleston area, where there are many spots to watch the sunset over the water. From a chair in the sand to the famous Ravenel Bridge, there are many fantastic places to watch the sunset over the Charleston area. Read on to learn more about five of the best places to watch the sunset on Isle and Palms and other nearby areas! 

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5 of the Best Places to Watch the Sunset on Isle of Palms 

1. Isle of Palms Beach 

The beach isn’t just for sun tanning and sand volleyball, it’s a great place to watch the sunset, too! During your visit to the island, be sure to watch the sun sink over the water at Isle of Palms beachIn the summer months, the sun can set as late as 8:30 p.m., which gives you time to enjoy dinner at your rental home before heading to the shore for a spectacular sunset view! 

2. Shem Creek 

Shem Creek is a popular dining destination in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This area is filled with restaurants and bars that boast fantastic views of Charleston Harbor and the surrounding marsh. Thanks to its panoramic views of the water, it’s a great place to watch the sunset near Isle of Palms. Grab a table at one of these Shem Creek restaurants for great food and even better sunset views! 

3. Ravenel Bridge 

In recent years, the Ravenel Bridge has become one of Charleston’s most iconic sights. This impressive, 2.5-mile-long cable-stayed bridge has a walking path along one side of the bridge that’s open to the public. It’s a great place to watch the sunset over the Charleston Harbor from more than 500 feet! 

4. Brittlebank Park 

No trip to the Lowcountry would be complete without a visit to downtown Charleston. From historic sites to 5-star restaurants, many attractions draw locals and visitors alike to downtown. While you’re downtown, be sure to watch the sunset at Brittlebank Park. This 10-acre park is a great place to watch the sunset over the Ashley River! 

5. Vendue Rooftop Bar

Another great place to watch the sunset in downtown Charleston is the Rooftop at Vendue. Located atop the Vendue Hotel, it’s Charleston’s premier rooftop bar. Enjoy craft cocktails, delicious food, and fantastic views of the sunset over the city!

Return to Your Home with East Islands Rentals 

Now that you know the best places to watch the sunset on Isle of Palms, it’s time to start planning your trip. If you want to stay at the center of what Isle of Palms has to offer, select a home with East Islands Rentals. We offer a variety of homes just a stone’s throw away from Isle of Palms Beach, so it’s easy to watch the sunset over the ocean during your stay. Or, watch from your rental’s private balcony! 

Browse a full inventory of our Isle of Palms rental homes to start planning your trip!