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11 Jan 2023
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Visiting the beach this winter? You choose wisely. Winter makes a wonderful time for a beach getaway, with mild weather, secluded beaches, and your choice of tables at your favorite coastal restaurants. 

Eat Some Oysters

Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens on Jan. 29 includes the opportunity to taste oysters prepared in various ways. Enter the oyster shucking or eating contest. Or you can order oysters at your favorite seafood spot on Isle of Palms. 

Ride a Bike 

Bicycles are a great way to get around the Isle of Palms for transportation or recreation. Isle of Palms is only about five square miles, so its easy to get to stores, restaurants, and your beach property on two wheels. You can even ride on the beach. Rent a bike and accessories from Isle of Palms Bike Rentals. There are several bike paths, including an approximately nine-mile route from Isle of Palms to Sullivans Island. 

Walk the Beach

Isle of Palms offers seven miles of beautiful beaches where you can walk in seclusion. Soak up the sun, breathe in the ocean breeze and enjoy those spectacular views. 

Devour Local Seafood

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen combines a casual restaurant that mixes traditional coastal cuisine with classic fare. Acme prepares breakfast, lunch, and dinner using fresh local ingredients and sustainable seafood. Islander 71 Fish House knocks it out of the park with its menu and jaw-dropping views.  

Tee Off

Wild Dunes Resort Harbor Course and Links Course provide a challenging round of golf, with beautiful views and plenty of hazards. Spend quality time on the course and improve your game during your getaway. Winter offers perfect weather for golf. 

Game, Set, Match

Wild Dunes Resort is home to a high-ranked tennis center that offers 12 clay courts, along with pickleball courts. Use your pay-to-play amenity and reserve a court. Again, our mild winter temps make the Isle of Palms great for getting outside and working on your serve.  

Go Birdwatching

Bring binoculars and a birding journal. Winter is mass migration time on the Carolina coast. Head to Isle of Palms County Park where you can spot species such as Lesser Scaup, White-winged Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loons, Horned Grebes, Bonapartes Gull, and Palm Warblers. 

Of course, there are other activities as well. Winter fishing is great. Or spend a cool day in a hot tub at a local spa. Pack your bags and set a course for an Isle of Palms getaway.