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A public beach that’s open to all. Swim at your own risk or visit the IOP County Park. Follow map below for beach parking.
Located a just a few minutes from Mount Pleasant, the Isle of Palms has plenty of amenities and is a great family friendly beach option. This stretch of public beach has a selection of shops, restaurants and amenities plus public restrooms. The area of Ocean Boulevard from 10th Avenue to 14th Avenue is set aside for beachgoers and is known as “Front Beach.” If you’re not staying on Isle of Palms, plan to arrive early. The Isle of Palms Connector backs up quickly with beach traffic.
Where to park: Parking is regulated along the public rights-of-way from May 15 through Sept. 15 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. In the on-street Beach Parking Zones, parking is free of charge. Adjacent residential areas would become “resident parking only.” Paid parking is available in the Municipal Parking Lots on Pavilion Drive, at Isle of Palms County Park and on Ocean Boulevard between 10th and 14th avenues.
For access to picnic tables, showers, restrooms, seasonal lifeguards and a playground, you might want to park at the Isle of Palms County Park. Parking fees vary by season. The most you’ll pay is $10 per vehicle Monday to Friday and $15 on Saturday and Sunday.
Beach beers: Cold brews, ocean views and live music from a variety of bands make The Windjammer, IOP’s best party spot. Another cool place to check-out is the Dingy right across the street from Windjammer. For a more upscale spot with phenominal views go to the Boathouse at Breech Inlet.
Best selfie spot: Head to the top deck of The Windjammer or Coconut Joes to snap a photo with the vast ocean behind you.
Rules to know: Alcohol is not allowed on the beach. Dogs are allowed off leash on the beach from 5-9 a.m. April 1 to Sept. 14 and from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 15 to March 31. At all other times, dogs must be on a leash – even in the water.
IOP fun fact: Loggerhead sea turtles often lay their eggs at the Isle of Palms from May to mid-August. From July until October, the loggerhead hatchlings emerge from their nest at night and make their way to the ocean. Do not disturb any nests or any hatchlings and be sure to fill any holes you dig on the beach. If you’re staying on the beach, be sure to turn off your porch/outside lights at night.
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We did as much as we could with the one day tour pass, and should’ve gotten the two day pass. The tours were all amazing, and one of the tours was actually more expensive to purchase outside of the tour pass site, which made everything else included just an added bonus. The boat tour was amazing, the grit counter lunch was amazing, and the site was very easy to use, especially the included map and hours. Definitely am going to use again if I end up in Charleston.
Our first special trip on our special day since getting married 45 years ago! It could not have been any better! Our tours were perfect, the city is beautiful and the food delectable! We WILL be back, before another 45 years fly by! Great value, beautiful venues, historically knowledgeable and pleasant tour guides!! Thank you ALL!
I purchased a two day tour pass for my trip for Savannah and I would recommend it to anyone. Depending on how much you want to see and how much time you have, I would say the two-day pass is a better value than the one. Here's what I would recommend: the two day pass gives you three tours included. On the first day, use one of the tours for the Hop on Hop off trolley tour. The pass will give you admission to everything on that tour, so you can get off, see the museum or house or whatever, then get back on the trolley after each stop. Its an entire day. Then, that night take the ghost tour as your second included tour. You will see alot of Savannah at night, get all the good ghost stories performed for you by good actors, and you will get inside the Telfair at night, which is very spooky. Then, the following day take your third free tour. If you're active, you can rent e-bikes, or if you want more mellow, there's walking tours, or the steam boat ride down the Savannah River. If you do the Steam Boat, I would plan other activities in that area, shopping or dinner, because the River Walk is beautiful and there are a lot of stores, there's also the Maritime Museum and the Pirate House is close. We did a carriage ride for one of our tours and enjoyed that thoroughly. All in all, Savannah is a treasure trove of beauty and history, and the pass allows you to see it all, for one price, using your phone so the ticket is always handy. Best of all you save a ton of money. I calculated we saved $80, and we didn't even do alot of the museums. People were paying $75 per family for one tour, and we did three tours for $300, plus three museums, and that was less than half of what you could have done, but my kids didn't care about the historical homes, so we missed out. I recommend it!!
My family visited Charleston along with another family. Using the tour pass allowed us to have a thorough and enjoyable experience! We chose the 3 day option and did/saw a lot of things we might not have otherwise. I highly recommend it!
The Tour Pass was fabulous! Customer service was available and very helpful every time I needed them. Also there were attractions and tours on the pass that we never would have found without the pass. We saved over $150.00 with our 4 day pass. Great value...I strongly recommend purchasing the Tour Pass.
Excellent customer service, easy to use, worth the money
Buying this pass gave us a another reason look for ways to pack our visit with more things to see and do! There were tours and places to visit both inside the “Old Town” and in the immediate area, and things to enjoy in both great weather and inclement weather.
Our visit to Savannah was stress free due to the use of the Savannah Tour Pass. It allowed us to plan our itinerary for the places we wanted to see, prior to our arrival in the City. We took advantage of purchasing a three day Tour Pass, which provided us with three featured tours and unlimited walk ins of tours that were not on the featured list. We enjoyed the Historic Savannah Civil War tour, the Historic Homes tour, the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center, the Pinpoint Museum, the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters, the Savannah History Museum and so much more. The Tour Pass also provided us with a coupon, per person, for a free ice pop at the Savannah Ice Pop Shop. We found that purchasing one Tour Pass saved us money on the price of individual ticket purchases for all of the other attractions that we visited. It was a grand way of visiting a city we had never been in.
Really loved the convenience and excellent choices fthis tour pass offers. We felt we really had a great deal. We are the type that would bypass attractions that charged entrance fees. With this pass we were able to enjoy many attractions we would have passed over guilt free.
The Charleston Tour pass greatly enhanced our visit. We were easily able to reserve spots at the featured tours and when we arrived we just showed our ce ll phone. Could not have been easier. Also at the walk in sites it was just as easy.I highly recommend this pass, not only to save some money but to also save time at all the sites. The map feature also helped us to find our way around.
We purchased the 3-day pass and saved about $100 per individual. We did a number of things we wouldn't have normally done and were pleasantly surprised. The speedboat adventure tour was a big hit with my husband, and something we would have not of thought of to do on our own. We had no problem using the app. Highly recommend!
Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!
(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)
1-Day Pass Savings Example
|1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day|
|Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)||$27|
|Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)||$35|
|Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)||$12|
|Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)||$12|
|Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)||$20|
|1-Day Without Pass||$106|
|Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass||($72)|
|Save 5%: Enter Email||$3.60|
|Save per Person: 35% Off Retail||=$37.60|
1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72
SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!
2-Day Pass Savings Example
|2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days|
|Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)||$30|
|Charleston Museum (walk-in)||$12|
|McLeod Plantation (walk-in)||$15|
|Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)||$12|
|Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)||$7|
|2-Days Without Pass||$182|
|Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass||($117)|
|Save 5%. Enter Email||$5.85|
|Save per Person: 39% Off Retail||=$70.85|
2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117
SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!
3-Day Pass Savings Example
|3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days|
|Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)||$30|
|Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)||$8|
|Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)||$10|
|Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)||$12|
|Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)||$10|
|3-Days Without Pass||$252|
|Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass||($148)|
|Save 5%. Enter Email||$7.40|
|Save per Person: 44% Off Retail||=$106.40|
3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148
SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!
There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!
Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Insurance can be purchased for a nominal fee at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.