Fodor's Expert Review Isle of Palms County Park
Play beach volleyball or soak up the sun in a lounge chair on this wide stretch of sand. This beach is as good as the island's idyllic name. The sands are golden, the waves are gentle, and there's a playground, so it's great for families with small children. People seeking to avoid the crowds and those seeking peace and quiet can venture a few blocks north down the beach. The county park is the only lifeguard-protected area on the Isle of Palms. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; toilets. Best for: sunrise; swimming; walking.