Things to Do on Isle of Palms this Winter


Tea cup by the ocean



Looking for things to do on Isle of Palms during the winter season? Here are some ways you can explore the island and take advantage of perks in the meantime.

Lower Prices

Many businesses have special deals during this time of year. You may see lower room rates too!


Free Parking

No need to pay to park before you play! Free parking is available on Front Beach (Ocean Blvd on-street parking) and the Municipal Parking Lots through March 1, 2024.

Contact the Isle of Palms Police Department for more parking information: (843) 886-6522


Warmer Weather Possible

There is still a chance for mild weather in the Lowcountry during the Winter. Make the most of those 70-degree weather days on IOP.


Polar Plunge

February 24, 2024

IOP beach 

Presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run officers, the Polar Plunge benefits the Special Olympics. This fundraising effort helps athletes achieve their goals, live healthier lives, and have a sense of inclusion in the community.

For details, visit:


Wild Child Triathlon

February 25, 2024


Wild Dunes Resort Palmetto Hall

Ages 6-12

Presented by the Isle of Palms LENS Foundation. Swimming, biking and running. Heated pool and hoodies will be provided.

Register here: You can also register the day of the event at Wild Dunes Palmetto Hall.


Front Beach Fest

March 2, 2024

Front Beach- 1300 Ocean Blvd

12pm - 4pm

The City of IOP invites people of all ages for a day of dancing, eating and fun on Ocean Boulevard. This free event will feature music from The Coppertones, along with The Yacht Club. The afternoon will include handmade arts and crafts from over 40 local vendors. Island restaurants and other local food vendors will fill the street, offering their favorite dishes. With multiple areas dedicated to kids’ entertainment, this is a day that can truly be enjoyed by the whole family. Free.


Indoor/Outdoor Recreation

  • Bike, golf cart & moped rentals- Cruise around the island while there’s less traffic. (Please note: motorized vehicles are not allowed on the beach. See beach rules.
  • Recreation Center- Get competitive at the new outdoor fitness court, renovated pickleball courts, or enroll in various programs and classes.
  • Visit IOP County Park – Bring your family to the ocean-side playground.
  • IOP Marina- Take a tour via boat or kayak, or go on a paddle board excursion.
  • Launch a kayak or paddle board at the Public Dock, located at the Marina.
  • IOP Scavenger Hunt
  • Golfing


Savor Island Flavors

  • Grab a warm drink from an island café or enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at local restaurants.
  • Oyster roasting season is here. Be sure to recycle your shells at Islander 71.


Get Involved

Help keep the beach clean by volunteering with the Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew.

Upcoming Litter Sweeps:

March 11, 2024

March 25, 2024

April 8, 2024

April 22, 2024


Take photos of your #IOPAdventures and tag us on Instagram @cityofiop