History / Trivia:
Isle of Palms history dates back to the Civil War. Renowned underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, along with several local residents, discovered many shipwrecks of former Civil War blockade runners. These historic ships include the Rattlesnake, Mary Bowers, Norseman, Stonewall Jackson, Constance, and the Georgiana. The discovery of these historic warships assisted in the creation and passage of the Underwater Antiquities Act that allows the salvage of shipwrecks for archaeological purposes.
Isle of Palms Living:
The island is only 30 minutes to downtown Charleston. Isle of Palms is a thin 7 mile long barrier island. White sandy beaches to one side and the marshy creeks of the Intracoastal Waterway on the other. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets are part of the every day living on the island. The island has less than 5,000 full time residents. The 6 miles of beach has many restaurants and bars. Isle of Palms has something for everyone.