Where to Find Isle of Palms Parking & Beach Access

The dreaded parking ticket is one of the only things that can ruin a beautiful day at the beach. Especially for visitors, it can be difficult to know where you can park. That’s why we created this handy guide to give you all the information you need about Isle of Palms beach parking. Luckily for Isle of Palms visitors, parking options are abundant all over the island, including free spots at our rental homes!  

When you’re ready to start planning, request our Isle of Palms Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with more insider tips and ideas to plan the perfect beach trip! 

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Where Is the Best Isle of Palms Beach Parking? 

COVID-19 Parking Updates 

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some new regulations were put into place regarding Isle of Palms beach parking. Please check the city’s COVID-19 Update for the latest information. The following areas are available for public beach parking: 

  • Palm Boulevard between 21st and 40th Avenue (Oceanside) 
  • Palm Boulevard between 42nd and 57th Avenue (Landside) 
  • Northside of Avenues between 3rd and 9th Avenue 

City Lots on Pavilion Drive 

The city of Isle of Palms manages two parking lots on Pavilion Drive. Both lots are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and paid parking is strictly enforced from March through October. The rate is $12 per day Monday through Friday, and $15 per day on the weekends. Or park after 4:00 p.m. for a $2.50 hourly rate. 

Failure to make your ticket visible on the dash results in a $50 fine. 

Charleston County Park on 14th Avenue 

Isle of Palms County Park is close to most of the action along Ocean Boulevard. The park’s hours fluctuate depending on the season, and there is a limited number of parking spots available. Standard vehicles can park here during the high season (May through Labor Day) for $10 per day during the week and $15 per day on the weekends. Consider carpooling or arriving early in the morning or after 5:00 p.m.  

Visit the park’s website for full parking information. 

Front Beach Parking 

The metered parking spaces on Ocean Boulevard near Front Beach are enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during beach season, which runs from March 1 to October 31. The rate for these parking spaces is $2.50 per hourAfter paying at the kiosk, make sure that you put your ticket in your windshield so parking attendants can see it. 

Tip: Handicapped parking is available at all locations. For a complete map of all Isle of Palms beach parking, check out the interactive Google map. 

Secure Your Parking Spot with East Islands Rentals 

During your trip, don’t spend any money or time worrying about Isle of Palms beach parking. Book with East Islands Rentals to secure free parking spaces at your home. Our rentals boast large driveways, so your group will have no problem finding a spot to park on Isle of Palms.  

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