About Sullivan's Island & Isle of Palms
Across the Intracoastal Waterway opposite Mount Pleasant you will find Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, separated by the Breach Inlet. With plenty of beachfront property, and located just minutes from Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island are popular warm-weather destinations for local residents and vacationers alike.
In addition to their lovely white sand beaches, the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island offer plenty of entertainment and recreation opportunities. Shoppers will enjoy strolling the charming boutiques. Diners can choose from a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Water sports enthusiasts can get their feet wet while windsurfing, jet skiing, boating, swimming, surfing, sailing and fishing. Additionally, history buffs will appreciate the charming Sullivan’s Island lighthouse as well as Fort Moultrie, where young Army clerk Edgar Allen Poe wrote some early works.
The Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island have managed to maintain their residential feel. There are a few inns, but no large hotel properties. Visitors choose from a selection of vacation rentals such as villas, condos and houses, and rent either directly from property owners or through rental agencies. The range of residential properties on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island includes condos, single-family homes and large beachfront estates. One upscale development located on the Isle of Palms is Wild Dunes. This is a large, private, gated resort community that offers outstanding amenities such as swimming, golf and world-class tennis facilities.