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If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you're probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you're probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.

At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.

The best part? As local, trusted movers in Isle of Palms, you won't have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.

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Convenience is King

Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Isle of Palms. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Isle of Palms are willing to do.

Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don't have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don't sweat it - we've got your back. There's no job that's too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there's no place in the Lowcountry that we won't go for you.

When we say convenience is king, we mean it.  We're talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.

When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you're getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Isle of Palms, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.

Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:

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Residential Moving

Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it's easy to understand why.

As the premier moving company in Isle of Palms, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Isle of Palms will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.

In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.

If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.

Whether you're moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.

Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.

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Labor-Only Moving

Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Isle of Palms for both residential and commercial moving projects.

A few benefits of labor-only moving include:

  • Reduce damage - our professional movers in Isle of Palms will make sure your belongings are properly loaded into your truck, reducing the probability of damaged or broken items.
  • Maximize Space - With years of experience in the moving industry, we have a sixth sense for space-efficient packing and loading. Our strong men will make the most out of your truck's usable space, which can help reduce trip time and save money on gas.
  • Quicker Moves - A team of Strong Men Moving will almost always be able to load and unload your belongings faster than a group of your friends. It's nothing personal! With our team of professionals, you can spend less time filling up your truck and more time on getting to your new home or office.
  • Save Money - Using your friends to help you move almost certainly means you will have to compensate them one way or another. Why spend your money on cases of beer and pizza when you can use it for a safer, quicker move?
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Commercial Moving

Isle of Palms and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Isle of Palms each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.

Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Isle of Palms. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.

In our experience as a commercial moving company in Isle of Palms, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:

  • Your office furniture, equipment, and supplies packed and secured safely
  • Storage space
  • A detailed, efficient plan of action to ensure an organized move
  • Minimal disruptions to your day-to-day operations

To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.

At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:

  • Pickup and delivery of your office equipment and supplies
  • Loading and unloading office items
  • Packing and unpacking your office supplies
  • Assembly of your office furniture
  • Provide all necessary moving equipment and packing materials

Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.

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Refuse Removal and Disposal

Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don't sweat it - we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, "trash it!"

With Strong Men Moving's refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won't pick up.

A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:

  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • Bed frames
  • Futons
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses
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Professional Packing

If you're like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don't have the time or patience to pack.

Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Isle of Palms, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.

Why hire a moving company in Isle of Palms like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here's why most of our clients want us to pack for them:

  • Packing is a tedious, time-consuming chore
  • Professional packing minimizes the risk of injury
  • Professional packing reduces the risk of damaged items
  • Professional packing lets you focus on the more important aspects of moving, like setting up HVAC or internet service

Don't have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We're here to help in any way that we can!

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Cleanout Services

If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.

All you have to do is give us a call, and we'll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we'll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.

A few common cleanout services in Isle of Palms include:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • House cleanouts
  • Basement cleanouts
  • Garage cleanouts
  • Foreclosure cleanouts
  • Apartment cleanouts
  • Office cleanouts
  • Commercial space cleanouts
  • Storage space cleanouts

General Labor Services

Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn't cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Isle of Palms, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.

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About Strong Men Moving

Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Isle of Palms, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.

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Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:

  • Bluffton
  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Daniel Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Greenville
  • Hanahan
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Ladson
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Nexton
  • North Charleston
  • Seabrook Island
  • Sullivan's Island
  • Summerville
  • West Ashley

Do you have questions?

Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however
possible. You can reach us via phone at 843-830-6305 or by email at [email protected].

We hope to hear from you soon!

Latest News in Isle of Palms, SC

Wild Dunes suing IOP over development restrictions

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Wild Dunes Resort on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Isle of Palms (IOP) for enacting ordinances which limit the resort’s development.Five ordinances were passed in November which proponents said protected the city’s greenspaces. The ordinances amend stipulations of a Planned Residential Development (PRD) zoning district contract created in 1975 when the development of the resort began. It was previously amended in 2016 to reduce the number of units permitted.The most recent c...

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Wild Dunes Resort on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Isle of Palms (IOP) for enacting ordinances which limit the resort’s development.

Five ordinances were passed in November which proponents said protected the city’s greenspaces. The ordinances amend stipulations of a Planned Residential Development (PRD) zoning district contract created in 1975 when the development of the resort began. It was previously amended in 2016 to reduce the number of units permitted.

The most recent changes were brought about in response to proposed plans by Wild Dunes to build additional condos/hotels where current golf courses and recreation spaces exist.

In a series of public meetings, residents expressed concern about the overpopulation that the additional development could bring as well as the damage it could cause to the environment.

Despite initially expressing concern about how long the process could take, councilmembers acted quickly to pass the amendments, which Wild Dunes claims violated the city’s own protocol.

“The City failed to comply with the requisite procedure. As detailed above, the Planning Commission reviewed and recommended the Subject Ordinances on or around November 9, 2022, which was after the public hearings on the Subject Ordinances had already been held on October 18 and November 1, 2022. Thus, the City violated the procedural requirements of Section 5-4-39 of the City’s Code for amending PDD zoning districts.”

Likewise, Wild Dunes claims the city failed to meaningfully engage with stakeholders — despite a representative publicly appealing to council members at a November 15 meeting — and left them no option but to take legal action.

The lawsuit also argues that the city’s reasoning for passing the ordinances is misguided, stating that Wild Dunes has brought “measured and positive growth to the City for decades,” and would continue to do so with any new development.

It cites the many rehabilitation and renovation projects undertaken by Wild Dunes over the years — sometimes in partnership with the city — to improve the shoreline, golf courses, and other recreation facilities.

Regarding overpopulation, Wild Dunes noted that the existing PRD allowed for another 330 dwelling units and 53 inn units to be built, but Wild Dunes had no plans to build them all at once. Instead, developers said they would be “completed over time based upon real estate market conditions and other factors.” The lawsuit goes on to claim that individual rental properties bring far more traffic to the island, and that taking away property rights should not be used as a solution to regulate traffic.

Ultimately, the lawsuit claims that the ordinances prevent “economically viable and productive uses of [Wild Dunes’] property,” which effectively amounts to “the regulatory taking of [the] property.” Thus, according to the lawsuit, the city should compensate Wild Dunes for the land it took, or return the property rights to the owners.

News 2 has reached out to IOP for comment.

Editor’s note: This story is breaking and may be updated.

Flatland Cavalry announce 2023 tour

Texas country band Flatland Cavalry have announced a North American headlining tour, which takes place in the midst of their dates supporting Luke Combs. Openers on their tour vary by date, including Brent Cobb, Pony Bradshaw, Cole Chaney, Meghan Patrick, Connor Smith, Colby Acuff, Emily Nenni, and more. Tickets for all headlining dates go on sale Friday (1/20) at 10 AM Central.NYC gets a stop on ...

Texas country band Flatland Cavalry have announced a North American headlining tour, which takes place in the midst of their dates supporting Luke Combs. Openers on their tour vary by date, including Brent Cobb, Pony Bradshaw, Cole Chaney, Meghan Patrick, Connor Smith, Colby Acuff, Emily Nenni, and more. Tickets for all headlining dates go on sale Friday (1/20) at 10 AM Central.

NYC gets a stop on April 26 at Gramercy Theatre with Cole Chaney. All dates are listed below.

Last year, Flatland Cavalry released the Songs To Keep You Warm EP and the unique live acoustic project Far Out West Sessions, which followed their 2021 album Welcome to Countryland. Check out one of the Far Out West videos below.

Flatland Cavalry -- 2023 Tour DatesFebruary 24—College Station, TX—Hurricane Harry’s*February 25—San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center – San Antonio RodeoMarch 23—Austin, TX—Venue TBAMarch 24—Houston, TX—713 Music HallMarch 25—Arlington, TX—AT&T Stadium+March 30—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall†March 31—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe†April 1—Indianapolis, IN—Lucas Oil Stadium+April 7—Lubbock, TX—Cook’s GarageApril 8—Newcastle, TX—Fort BelknapApril 13—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel‡April 14—Athens, GA—40 Watt Club‡April 15—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium+April 22—Detroit, MI—Ford Field+April 25—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground‡April 26—New York, NY—Gramercy Theatre‡April 27—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere‡April 28—Charlottesville, VA—The Jefferson Theater‡April 29—Pittsburgh, PA—Acrisure Stadium+May 4—Columbia, MO—Rose Park§May 5—Chicago, IL—Joe’s on Weed St§May 6—Chicago, IL—Soldier Field+May 11—Hays, KS—Fox TheatreMay 12—Omaha, NE—The Admiral#May 13—Minneapolis, MN—US Bank Stadium+May 19—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot§May 20—Boise, ID—Albertsons Stadium+May 24—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall§May 25—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory§May 26—Tacoma, WA—Elks Temple§May 27—Vancouver, BC—BC Place+May 28—Palmer, AK—Venue TBAJune 3—Edmonton, AB—Commonwealth Stadium+June 8—Fort Smith, AR—TempleLive^June 9—Wichita, KS—WAVE**June 10—Kansas City, MO—Arrowhead Stadium+June 15—Columbus, OH—The Bluestone++June 16—Cincinnati, OH—Bogart’s++June 17—St. Louis, MO—Busch Stadium+June 22—Little Rock, AR—Little Rock Hall††June 23—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion††June 24—Luling, TX—Watermelon Thump††July 6—Isle of Palms, SC—The Windjammer^July 7—Orlando, FL—House of Blues^July 8—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium+July 13—Montgomery, AL—Montgomery Performing Arts CenterJuly 14—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater‡‡July 15—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium+July 20—Buffalo, NY—Buffalo Iron Works††July 21—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair††July 22—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium+July 27—Norfolk, VA—The NorVA^July 28—Richmond, VA—The National^July 29—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field+

*with special guest Connor Smith+supporting Luke Combs Word Tour†with special guest Meghan Patrick‡with special guest Cole Chaney§with special guest Colby Acuff#with special guest Brent Cobb^with special guest Pony Bradshaw**with special guests The Steel Woods and Pony Bradshaw++with special guest Grady Spencer & the Work††with special guest Emily Nenni‡‡supporting Parker McCollum

10 Of The Friendliest Towns In The United States

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is getting to know the locals in the location that one is visiting. Of course, the more hospitable the locals are, the more fun it is likely that one will have while traveling there.Personal experiences may tell people a lot about a place, even if there is no way to establish exactly which communities in the United States are the friendliest using scientific methods. It is highly recommended that vacationers pay one of these cities a visit if they are looking for a destination in which th...

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is getting to know the locals in the location that one is visiting. Of course, the more hospitable the locals are, the more fun it is likely that one will have while traveling there.

Personal experiences may tell people a lot about a place, even if there is no way to establish exactly which communities in the United States are the friendliest using scientific methods. It is highly recommended that vacationers pay one of these cities a visit if they are looking for a destination in which they are likely to witness goodwill among residents and visitors.

Savannah, Georgia

This past year, Savannah left quite an impact on tourists, to the point that it is now considered one of the nicest cities in the United States.

It is difficult to pinpoint just what it is that makes the people who live here so content. It might be the vibrant and unashamed Southern cuisine culture that the city has to offer. It might also be the abundance of independent bookstores and antique shops that are rife with hidden treasures.

It's also possible that the magnificent public parks and many things travelers would want to do in Savannah are what give folks an extra spring in their step.

Charleston, South Carolina

There are a lot of amazing things to do in Charleston. Charleston is a little coastal city that packs a lot of punch when it comes to Southern hospitality. Visitors frequently come to see historic monuments such as Fort Sumter and The Citadel, but they often choose to remain because of the city's vibrant food culture.

Additionally, Kiawah Island and Isle of Palms are located close to the city boundaries, making it possible to reach the beach in a very short amount of time by car.

The kind and welcoming locals, on the other hand, are the icing on the cake. They never fail to make those from out of town feel at home.

Alexandria, Virginia

Northern Virginia's Alexandria has long been a popular destination for young professionals and families looking for a more relaxed atmosphere than that of neighboring Washington, D.C., owing to its picturesque waterfront, historic brick-lined Old Town, and easy access to the city via metro.

Tourists are increasingly drawn to the area because of its vibrant retail, culinary, and artistic scenes. One of the best things about Alexandria is that it welcomes dogs with open arms. This may be the secret behind residents' happiness!

Honolulu, Hawaii

Because of its proximity to the United States mainland and its almost unlimited selection of indoor and outdoor activities, Honolulu has long been regarded as one of the most desirable locations for beach vacations in the United States.

Those planning to visit Honolulu keep coming back because of the abundance of exciting new hotels, restaurants, and galleries, many of which celebrate Indigenous traditions.

There is a growing feeling of community and identity in Honolulu, whether through hyper-local eateries or a museum exhibit highlighting Hawaiian history.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

For the larger part of the century that has just passed, Santa Fe has been an alluring destination for artistic types who are drawn to the city by its breathtaking natural landscapes and wide open spaces.

With more than 250 art galleries that are housed in the adobe houses that line its streets, it maintains the creative history that it was founded on, creating many amazing things to do in Santa Fe.

However, the welcoming locals aren't simply artistic; this city is home to a wide variety of individuals, and one can see this diversity mirrored in the city's food scene and other aspects of life here.

Tucson, Arizona

A lot of people would love to spend a weekend in Tucson. Tucson is still considered to be one of the most underestimated cities in the United States, despite the fact that it has a sizable population; nonetheless, our readers are beginning to take notice.

This artistic desert town has a little something for everyone, whether they’re seeking historic theaters, destination spas, or hot dogs that have won the James Beard Award. One can find all of these things and more here.

Another major selling point is the welcoming nature of the people, who will go out of their way to point tourists on the right path or make them feel at ease in their community.

Key West, Florida

Visitors may easily have a wonderful time in Key West, thanks to the welcoming locals and their one-of-a-kind brand of comedy. A number of creative types, such as Ernest Hemingway and others, have always found this town to be a welcome change of pace.

The city that sits at the southernmost tip of the United States is well-known for its welcoming atmosphere and acceptance of individuals of all backgrounds and perspectives. The fact that it's a great place to let free and forget about one's problems is often cited as the main reason to visit.

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colorado, is not just one of the state's most stunning mountain towns, but also one of the state's warmest and most welcoming.

Located in the heart of a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains, this picturesque town features a background of jagged mountain peaks and streets dotted with stately Victorian-era houses that give the town a fairytale sense.

Some think the lack of billboards, neon signs, and even stoplights contributes to the pleasant nature of the residents. Maybe it's in the air or the water. No matter what brings tourists here, they won't find a more chill atmosphere or more stunning surroundings anywhere else.

Asheville, North Carolina

Those interested in music, art, craft beer, and more have made Asheville, North Carolina, a hotspot in recent years. One of the happiest areas in America, according to certain surveys. Everywhere people go in this lovely little city, the friendly residents will greet them with a grin.

A pleasant spot to take a stroll, the River Arts District is home to several museums, breweries, restaurants, and buskers. The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with several picturesque paths and raging rivers perfect for whitewater rafting.

Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort, South Carolina, is often cited as an example of "Southern hospitality" and as one of the nicest places in the United States.

Located only 90 miles from Charleston, this 300-year-old settlement is where locals may be seen relaxing on their front porches with sweet tea and enjoying neighborhood crab boils with friends and neighbors.

Besides being the second-oldest settlement in the state, it is also home to several historic landmarks, beautiful antebellum buildings, a charming shoreline, and delectable local food, most notably its thick and spicy gumbos.

Isle of Palms Is the Coastal Getaway of the Summer

The South Carolina barrier island just 30 minutes from Charleston may just be the area’s best-kept secret.Swaths of uninterrupted white-sand beach, the smell of salty spray, warm sun on your skin, and the rustle of palm fronds gently blowing in the wind—these are the sights, sounds, and scents of Isle of Palms. The South Carolina barrier ...

The South Carolina barrier island just 30 minutes from Charleston may just be the area’s best-kept secret.

Swaths of uninterrupted white-sand beach, the smell of salty spray, warm sun on your skin, and the rustle of palm fronds gently blowing in the wind—these are the sights, sounds, and scents of Isle of Palms. The South Carolina barrier island packs a lot of relaxation and big fun into a vacation destination that's just seven miles long and one mile wide. The island's proximity to Charleston (just 18 miles by car), make it a preferred summer hideout for locals. An abundance of vacation rentals and the iconic Wild Dunes resort have been drawing visitors from across the country since the early 1970s.

With the deep blue Atlantic on one side and marshy creeks of the Intracoastal Waterway on the other, Isle of Palms offers the best of the Lowcountry and the beach in one stunning setting that's begging to be added to your vacation calendar.

Six of Isle of Palms' seven total miles are occupied by public beaches, which means you'll have your pick of the litter when looking for a sandy spot where you can post up for the day—or the week. Once you've staked your claim, all the normal beach activities are yours for the choosing, from splashing around in the surprisingly calm seas to building the ultimate sandcastle or playing a game of beach volleyball. For families, the Isle of Palms County Park, located in the middle of the island's coastline, is ideal. The public beach has lifeguards, outdoor showers, chair and umbrella rentals, restrooms, and even a playground for little ones retreat to once they tire of the sun and surf.

Make the most of a visit to Isle of Palms by scheduling a charter to take you offshore. Get your sea legs at the Isle of Palms Marina, where you can easily rent a boat and spend a day exploring the island's bays and waterways. Fishing charters are plentiful and offer both reef fishing and Gulf Stream fishing. For adventure enthusiasts or wildlife lovers, Barrier Island Eco Tours hosts a range of naturalist-guided tours that take visitors through winding salt marshes, tidal creeks, and the Intracoastal Waterway on the way to uninhabited Capers Island. Animals you might see along the way include loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and every shape and size of coastal birds.

Breakfast is noteworthy at Sea Biscuit Café. The tiny beachside shack has been dishing out delicious morning meals since 1968. While they offer all the classics, the daily specials are where the magic happens. Past offerings have included chocolate banana challah French toast, lemon lavender pancakes, and tomato pie.

When you need a mid-day refuel for the whole family, Coconut Joe's is the obvious choice. Located on Isle of Palms' main drag, you won't have to venture far to get fresh seafood and impeccable vibes. The open-air covered deck is the ideal spot for munching on the restaurant's namesake shrimp, while rocking sandy toes and sun-bleached hair. When happy hour hits, venture to the rooftop bar for a frozen cocktail or painkiller. Nothing will put you on island time faster.

By the time you're finally ready to come in from the sun and go out to dinner, Isle of Palms will be waiting with plenty of options. The Boathouse and Acme Lowcountry Kitchen are island staples that have stood the test of time thanks to excellent quality food and good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. For a special night out, try Coda del Pesce, a fine dining restaurant that specializes in Italian with lots of influence (and fresh catch) from the nearby seas.

All trips to Isle of Palms must include at least one visit to The Windjammer at Front Beach. The legendary local music venue is known for its incredible live shows, stellar views of the water, cold drinks, and unbeatable fried pickles.

The obvious choice for places to stay in Isle of Palms is Wild Dunes Resort, a 1,600-acre family-friendly resort that offers everything from rooms and suites at two inns, to private beach condos and home rentals. In addition to a more-than-comfortable stay, the resort also features several resort-style pools, a spa, and two championship golf courses.

If you're hoping for a cozier stay, the newly renovated Palms Oceanfront Hotel consists of 68 modern rooms with gorgeous views of the sparkling Atlantic. There are also plenty of rentals through Airbnb and VRBO for everything from multifamily waterfront homes to one-bedroom condos.

Whether you book for a long weekend or stay for an entire week, the memories and magic of Isle of Palms will stay with you for months and years to come—maybe even until you have a chance to make another trip back!

Isle of Palms council discussing limiting development in Wild Dunes

The City of Isle of Palms is holding the first of two public hearings to discuss limiting future development and protecting the golf courses in the Wild Dunes pISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Isle of Palms is holding the first of two public hearings to discuss limiting future development and protecting the golf courses in the Wild Dunes planned development district on Tuesday.The discussion stemmed from a 1975 agreement that would make it possible for there to be over 300 more rooms built in the Wild Dunes between hote...

The City of Isle of Palms is holding the first of two public hearings to discuss limiting future development and protecting the golf courses in the Wild Dunes p

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Isle of Palms is holding the first of two public hearings to discuss limiting future development and protecting the golf courses in the Wild Dunes planned development district on Tuesday.

The discussion stemmed from a 1975 agreement that would make it possible for there to be over 300 more rooms built in the Wild Dunes between hotels and condos.

According to Mayor Phillip Pounds, it all started back in February when a group of residents asked the council to take a look at the decades-old agreement to see if they could make some changes. Anthony Santiago says he was one of those residents.

“We thought we were developed already after The Sweetgrass Inn,” Santiago said. “We don’t even have parking for that. And then through the due diligence we discovered the capacity to expand this more than double.”

Santiago and others who are against future development in Wild Dunes say that more development would overwhelm public safety and public works resources, cause more drainage and sewage issues, and make traffic and parking on the island more of a nightmare.

“Every city municipality has the right to rezone as you develop,” Santiago said. “This is almost fifty years ago when we did this. Nobody thought we’d be as big as we are.”

The Isle of Palms City Council now has five ordinances up for discussion that would preserve public and private facilities and put a cap on density in the planned development district.

Beverly Miller is the executive director of the Barrier Island Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit formed to address challenges unique to the barrier islands. She said she wanted to show support for the ordinances through a petition. It now has over 750 signatures.

“When that was written, this island was erratically different, and it’s so different now that we need to amend those zoning ordinances so that we are up to today and the demands that are on the island today that were not here in 1975,” Miller said.

Pounds said the Wild Dunes agreement was one of the first of its type in the country.

“Unusual maybe, but as areas get built out there’s certainly an opportunity for cities to revisit the zoning and the density and the future development,” Pounds said.

Pounds said the city has received many phone calls and emails from concerned residents worried how much the island could take. He says there’s confusion about the slow process, but he says with the public hearing, that will stop development even though they aren’t completely through the process.

“When you’re on an island where you have such little landmass to develop anything, the ability to put 300 plus units in Wild Dunes today, I don’t even know where they would put them because there’s not that kind of landmass,” Pounds said. “But some of the concern was, could they do something on the golf courses, could they do something on the tennis courts. That’s some of the ordinance that we’re looking at during this process is protecting those areas.”

Tuesday’s public hearing will take place at Isle of Palms city hall at 5 p.m. Another public hearing will take place Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. at the city’s recreation center. The city’s planning commission will take a look at the ordinances and give feedback to city council. Then, it will be up to city council to schedule a second reading which would solidify the ordinances.

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