Isle of Palms Parking
Free Beach Parking
Isle of Palms beach parking can be found along Palm Blvd, the main thoroughfare on the Island, from 21st Avenue to 41st Avenue. Parking is free in designated areas on both sides of Palm Blvd. Some parking is available on Cameron Blvd. and Hartnett Blvd., both roads are located just off Palm Blvd. Hartnett Boulevard and Cameron Boulevard run parallel to Palm Boulevard from 22nd Avenue to 41st Avenue.
Beach Parking is also allowed from 41st Avenue to 57th Avenue, but only along the Southbound side of Palm Blvd in designated areas. However, beach parking is not allowed along the Northbound side of Palm Blvd.
Remember to park at least four feet from the road on Palm Boulevard and Ocean Boulevard. The City marks this distance so visitors to the beach can easily see. This four-foot rule is in place for both automobile and pedestrian safety.
Also, when you come to the IOP from Sullivan’s Island there is limited parking along Carolina Boulevard. Carolina Boulevard also runs parallel to Palm Boulevard from 2nd Avenue to 10th Avenue.
During the summer, there is limited parking at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Palm Blvd and 3rd Avenue. The parking is located along the 3rd Avenue side of the church. Also, some parking spaces are available on Carolina Blvd. from 2nd Avenue to 10th Avenue.
Paid Beach Parking
Isle of Palms County Park offers parking for a fee. Front Beach also has a fee-based parking lot behind the Pavilion Shoppes. Metered parking is available at the Front Beach area of Ocean Blvd.
Parking on Front Beach also offers restaurants, bars, and shopping for souvenirs. Public showers and restrooms are available at the beach access next to Coconut Joe’s restaurant.
Where ever you park on the Island, be sure it is in a designated parking area and please don’t block the driveways of any of the homes.
Beach access is available on every Palm Boulevard and Ocean Boulevard block.
Also, parking on Front Beach offers amenities that will not be found in the free beach parking areas. These include shopping, restaurants, public showers, and restrooms. Therefore, you may consider a paid parking area close to these amenities.
Please remember that Isle of Palms beach parking can be hard to find on the weekends, especially on holiday weekends. So remember, on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day, make plans to arrive early on those weekends. Beach parking is usually easy to find during the week, especially during non-Summer months.