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Crews are scheduled to complete the emergency dune restoration efforts later this week at the following beach access paths:

Public Beach Access 1B

Public Beach Access 2A

Public Beach Access 3A

Emergency dune repairs are still underway on the Breach Inlet end...Read more


WHEN September 21 - Safety Day with Isle of Palms Police and Fire

TIME 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center (front lawn, under the Oaks)

WHAT City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department will host the fourth Farmer’s Market for the 2023 season on...Read more

City of Isle of Palms to Host a Community Wellness Fair

Admission is free and open to residents and visitors.

WHEN October 6, 2023 TIME 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center Gymnasium WHAT City of Isle of Palms will host a Community Wellness Fair...Read more


Fall can’t get here fast enough after the heat we’ve had this Summer! I love the Fall time of year on our island – cool enough to enjoy all outside activities with just a light extra layer.

Soon we will be kicking off an exciting...Read more


The City successfully secured a $43,518 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the purchase of exercise equipment to support and complete our Fire Department's Wellness and Fitness Program. The City’s matching cost share is $2,175.

This includes the purchase of the...Read more


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- Some areas of the Isle of Palms coastline have experienced significant erosion due to Tropical Storm Idalia. The city is taking immediate action to restore its beaches and ensure their long-term sustainability. The city has launched a comprehensive beach cleanup and...Read more


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - City of Isle of Palms offices and Recreation Center will reopen at noon on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Due to potential road hazards, drivers should exercise caution and check the South Carolina Department of Transportation...Read more


August 29, 2023

12 p.m.

City of Isle of Palms officials continue to monitor Idalia, which has strengthened into a hurricane. According to the National Weather Service, the South Carolina coast is under a Tropical Storm Warning. The greatest impacts for the Lowcountry are expected...Read more

Isle of Palms officials provide updates, safety tips ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia

August 28, 2023

4 p.m.

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- City of Isle of Palms officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia and its impact on the island. According to the National Weather...Read more


It’s hard to believe it’s time for back-to-school sales! Summer has flown by. I hope you and your family and friends have enjoyed another beautiful season on IOP or wherever you were able to spend it.

I have received positive comments from many residents about the improved traffic flow...Read more

Isle of Palms Recreation Department Offers Two New Fitness Concepts

Starts Fall 2023


Wednesdays, starting September 6, 2023

TIME Zumba 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m....Read more


Isle of Palms Police Announce Arrest of the April 7th Shooter. Isle of Palms, S.C. — August 11, 2023 — The Isle of Palms Police Department continues to make arrests related to the shooting that happened on the beach near 1140 Ocean Blvd on April 7, 2023. Davion Bobby Del’Shawn Singleton...Read more

Isle of Palms Fire Department is partnering with WakeUp Carolina to offer a FREE class for our community about Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training. Learn how you could save a life. August 16, 2023 @ 6:00 PM Public Safety Building 30 JC Long Blvd Isle of Palms, SC Please register with the...Read more

The Isle of Palms Chamber of Commerce has undertaken an exciting "Light Up the Front Beach" project to enhance the ambiance and appeal of the city's front beach area. The Chamber plans to initiate phase one of the project in collaboration with Carolina Landscape Lighting, a trusted contractor...Read more


If you want to be involved in your city government, consider applying for a vacancy on one of the city's boards and commissions that advises City Council and help shape city policies.

All applicants must be residents of the City of Isle of Palms and have some background or expertise in...Read more


WHEN August 17 Next to the SEA with The Blue Plantation Band

TIME 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE Isle of Palms Recreation Center (front lawn, under the Oaks)

WHAT City of Isle of Palms...Read more

Recreation Department to Host a Self-Defense for Women Series for Women 16 Years and Older

WHEN 2023-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Monday, September 11, 5-6:30PM Saturday, October 7, 8:30-10AM Monday, November 13, 5-6:30PM 2024- REGISTRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER Saturday,...Read more


Phone systems have been restored. It appears that the disruption in service was caused by construction work.

Thank you for your patience.Read more


All city office phone lines, including the Public Safety non-emergency line, are currently down. Emergency calls are not impacted. Please dial 911 if you have an emergency. Technicians are working to repair the system as quickly as possible. Online services on...Read more
City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department and Coastal Expeditions Hosts SC Dolphins - Sea Stroll & Learn FREE to Residents and Non-residents

WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2023

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Beachside, 25th Avenue, Isle of Palms (look for the RED FLAG)

WHAT:...Read more


7/13/23 Update: The City of Isle of Palms is experiencing delays in debris collection due to equipment mechanical issues. The city is working to resolve this issue as soon as possible by partnering with other debris collection servicers.

We will continue to post updates on...Read more


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 27 for the newly renovated Isle of Palms Marina store, The Outpost. The ship store includes a deli and provides essentials for boating and other island adventures. Shoppers will also find souvenirs and gifts at the...Read more

Isle of Palms resident Ted Kinghorn

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C .- The City of Isle of Palms (IOP) recently awarded its Spirit of the Island Award to two recipients: former city council member and IOP resident, Ted Kinghorn, and island restaurant Acme...Read more


Isle of Palms Canine Officer Sandy

IOP Police Department Introduces New Police Canine: Sandy

Isle of Palms— July 6, 2023 — The Isle of Palms Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its force, Police Canine Sandy....Read more

City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department to Host a College Application Boot Camp Three Class Series for Students and Parents

WHEN: August 1, 8 and 9, 2023

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Isle of Palms...Read more