Island locals and many others living in the Charleston area often call The Isle of Palms “The IOP” or “The Island.” However, some visitors mistakenly refer to it as “Isles Palm” or “Palm Isle SC.”
Along with Isles Palms, many people use other names that are just a bit off. This can make finding information about the IOP difficult. Other common name mistakes are Isles Palms, Palm Isle SC, Palm Isle South Carolina, Palms Beach, Palms Island, or Island of Palms. Whatever name you call the Isle of Palms, it is still the same beautiful vacation destination.
Hopefully, this information has helped to clear up any confusion about what to call the IOP. So now you are ready to plan your vacation or day at the beach.
Plan Your Trip To Isle of Palms
Are you looking for a vacation rental? Check out our Isle of Palms accommodations page. Find various rental options, including hotels, beach houses, condos, and villas. Use the search boxes for Booking.com, VRBO, Expedia, or Hotels.com to find the perfect place for your stay.
Despite its small size, Isle of Palms restaurants are numerous, with several offering incredible waterfront dining views.
If you are coming to the IOP for a day at the beach, we have all the information you need—everything from beach access to beach parking and more. Also, Isle of Palms Golf Courses in Wild Dunes are world-class. Play the Links Course or Harbor Course. Try both of these golf courses if you have the time.
Easily rent a golf cart, kayak, beach umbrella, beach chair, or bicycle. Also near “Palm Isle South Carolina” is Sullivan’s Island. Visiting Sullivan’s Island Beach, Historic Fort Moultrie, or Charleston Light(SI Lighthouse) is a great way to spend some time. Sullivan’s Island is just across Breach Inlet from IOP.