Summer on Isle of Palms Is Waiting for You

What’s better than summer on the sunny coast of South Carolina? With miles of sandy beaches, a laid-back Southern atmosphere, and time off to fun in the sun, Summer on Isle of Palms is the best way to spend your vacation.

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Discover everything to see and do this summer on the Isle of Palms! Keep reading to explore what you can expect from the weather and all the wonderful activities available for you and your family. An epic summer vacation is loading and waiting for you!

Summer Fun on Isle of Palms


Visitors can expect warm and inviting weather during the summer months. The summer season traditionally kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and ends on Labor Day weekend, so there are over three months of blissful summertime to enjoy.

Characterized by a subtropical climate, summer on the Isle of Palms brings balmy temperatures and abundant sunshine. Average highs range from the upper 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (around 30-35°C), creating ideal conditions for sun-soaked beach days. The sea breeze provides a pleasant respite from the summer heat and humidity. Evenings bring mild temperatures, perfect for enjoying seaside strolls or al fresco dining. While summer is the peak tourist season, with vibrant coastal energy and a calendar filled with events and activities, visitors should also be prepared for occasional afternoon thunderstorms typical of the region.

Blissful Beach Days

Nothing says summer like lazy days on the beaches near Isle of Palms. From picnics and building sand castles to reading a great book, there are many ways to spend your day enjoying the main attraction of your getaway. Find a great place for parking and beach access, and you are ready for the perfect day in the sand.

  • Fly a Kite
  • Build a Sandcastle
  • Play Beach Games
  • Play in the Surf
  • Boogie Board
  • Walk the Beach
  • Search for Seashells
  • Have a Picnic
  • Sunbath
  • Watch the Sunset

Wonderful Water Activities

Do you like your adventures with a side of H20? If so, a vacation on the Isle of Palms is just for you. With so many amazing water activities at your fingertips, all you have to do is decide which one to try first!

Fabulous Family Fun

  • Indoor Activities – Indoor activities are a great choice for when your family needs a break from the heat or to avoid an afternoon rain shower.
  • Local Wildlife – Discover local wildlife for a lesson in biology and ecology.
  • Spend a Day in Charleston – Visit the cobblestone streets, horse and carriage rides, colorful homes, and the pineapple fountain at the waterfront that make a day in Charleston so special.
  • Explore Our Parks—Charleston County Parks boasts the best outdoor recreation. Several county parks, from Johns Island to Isle of Palms, offer hiking, biking, fishing, and more.

Savory Summer Tips

When embarking on a vacation during the summer on Isle of Palsm, there are several other things to pack and to consider. These tips will help to make your trip a delight.

  • Sunscreen
  • Aftersun Lotion
  • Bathing Suits – Bring at least two so that one can dry while you wear the other.
  • Comfortable & Waterproof Shoes
  • Light clothing
  • Beach essentials – You can rent beach gear if needed.
  • Bug Spray – Mosquitoes are as much a part of summertime as watermelons. Repellant is a must.
  • Cooler
  • Picnic Basket

Preparing for the weather and your preferred itinerary ensures a delightful and memorable summer experience on the Isle of Palms. We are excited to host you for your unforgettable summer vacation!

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