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Find the Beauty in You at Chroma Hair Studio & Spa

Choosing the right hair salon in Isle of Palms, SC, is a little bit like finding the perfect outfit. The materials feel great on your skin, the fabric is flattering to your body type, and when you try it on, you just know - this is the outfit that you have been looking for.

With thousands of hair salons and stylists in South Carolina, choosing the right one can be difficult. You want a salon that is clean, comfortable, and chic. But, more importantly, you need a stylist that "gets" you. Someone who takes the time to understand your preferences, your style, and your personality. You need a stylist who listens, is honest, and has the technical skills to turn your vision into a reality.

An excellent stylist epitomizes all those traits and knows how to adapt to changing beauty trends. They aren't afraid to take on a challenge.

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Welcome to Chroma Hair Studio & Spa

Where the most talented hairstylists in Isle of Palms help bring out the beauty in each of our clients. We strive to provide each of our customers with the highest levels of customer service in the beauty industry. At Chroma, we offer a relaxing environment, skillful professionals, and a variety of products with environmentally safe and good-for-you ingredients.

Our goal is to make your salon experience special, from the moment you walk in to the second you leave. With a variety of professional hair and beauty services to choose from, we're sure you will rediscover the "beauty of you" every time you visit our salon.

Here are just a few of our most popular hair and beauty services in Isle of Palms:

The key to a great haircut and salon experience is to understand the services we offer, so you can choose the best selection for your needs. What do our salon services entail? Keep reading below to find out.

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Professional Hair Color in Isle of Palms, SC

Let's be honest: DIY hair kits can be tricky to get right. They can be complicated to apply and usually have hard-to-understand instructions. Half the time, the color you're left with looks nothing like it does on the front of the box. In a perfect world, you should be able to pop into Target, pick a boxed hair color, apply it at home, and emerge out of your bathroom with a new, beautiful hair color. For most people, this never happens.

That's why people who want flawless color, professional application, and ease of convenience get their highlights at Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.

Whether you are changing your hair color completely or just want a few highlights to switch things up, we are here to create the look and style that you've been dreaming about. At Chroma Hair Studio & Spa, we specialize in the latest hair coloring trends using cutting-edge technology. That way, our clients get the freshest looks, coolest colors, and longest-lasting highlights in town. When you get your highlights done at our hair salon in Isle of Palms, we want you to leave excited and ready to share your new hair all over social.

Don't spend hours in the store trying to find the color you think will look great on you. Our team of professional stylists will consult with you about your vision and craft a custom highlight plan that fits you're your unique style. There's a reason why so many customers trust us with their highlights - we genuinely care about your hair and how it looks.

Our professional hair coloring services in Isle of Palms are a combination of art and science. The artistic results only last as long as the hair coloring products used, and we use the best. Our hairstylists and colorists are committed to helping you look and feel fabulous, whether you're planning a special occasion or just want to impress that special someone.

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Get the Look You Crave with Personalized Hair Treatments

Ever taken a chance on a new look or hair color, only to end up embarrassed and unsatisfied with the results? You're not alone - we get calls every week from people just like you who need hair treatment Isle of Palms. Sadly, sometimes even the professionals get a color procedure wrong.

Other times, your hair has suffered from years of blow-drying and straightening, and it looks dry, brittle, and unattractive. You know you need a deep conditioning treatment, and you need it ASAP.

At Chroma Hair Studio & Spa, our technicians have treated all sorts of hair problems - from unprofessional coloring with multiple bands of different colors and tones to dehydrated hair and more. Sometimes, our client's entire hairstyle needs to be corrected. To do this, we stock multiple types of color and toners to revitalize hair and give it the color you've been dreaming of. Our team always puts a priority on the health and integrity of your hair, whether it's your first visit or your fortieth.

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Voluptuous Eyelash Extensions in
Isle of Palms, SC

Do you ever wake up in the morning and wish that you had fuller, longer eyelashes? You're not alone - thousands of people crave darker, thicker lashes. They settle for what they have, not knowing that a revolutionary lash treatment is waiting for them at Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.

Eyelash extensions have revolutionized fashion culture, saving women untold amounts time and effort in front of the makeup mirror. The great news is that lash extensions aren't just reserved for Hollywood celebrities anymore. Anybody can have the long, fluttery lashes they've been craving, with a trip to our salon.

Eyelash extensions are a fabulous way to enhance your look on a long-term basis and provide you with a small change that makes a huge impact. From the moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, your lashes remain long, sexy, and sultry.

Our eyelash extension specialist works with your existing lashes to apply individual extensions to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. Using a meticulous application process, we maintain the integrity of your natural lashes so they remain healthy and undamaged.

Whether you're looking for a wispy, effortless look or want your lashes to have mega volume, our lash extension technicians are here to cater to your needs.

Here are just a few reasons why women love our eyelash extension services in Isle of Palms:

  • 24/7 Beauty
  • No Damage to Your Natural Lashes
  • No More Mascara or Eye Makeup
  • No Clumps
  • Long, Lovely Lashes That Will Make Your Friends Jealous!

If you're looking for a cost-conscious way to stand out from the crowd, contact our office today. We'd be happy to tell you more about our eyelash extension process and which lashes work best for your needs.

Smooth Out Hair and Add Flair with a Brazilian Blowout

The Brazilian blowout: you've heard about the new craze, you've seen the stunning results, but haven't had a chance to sit down and receive the treatment yourself. Luckily, Chroma Hair Studio & Spa now offers this sought-after style right here in Isle of Palms, from certified Brazilian blowout stylists.

If you suffer from dull, frizzy hair that lacks life and shine, the Brazilian blowout is one of the best ways to get smooth, frizz-free hair. By using cutting-edge bonding technology, this customizable treatment doesn't damage your hair at all. Actually, it improves your hair's health by adding a protective layer of protein that smooths your hair for weeks on end.

This ultra-popular choice offers you a laundry list of benefits, like:

  • Protection Against Seasonal Damage
  • Locks in Color
  • Cuts Down on Styling Time
  • Protects Against Heat
  • Seamless Extension Blending
  • Great for All Hair Types

To get the best of both worlds, be sure to schedule your Brazilian blowout and custom hair color treatment in the same appointment. Call us today to learn more about our Brazilian blowouts and to schedule your appointment today.

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Custom Haircuts in Isle of Palms Crafted for You

There are many ways that you can reinvent yourself this season, but if you're ready to make a lasting impression, nothing beats a new hairstyle. While there is nothing wrong with sporting top knots, ponytails, or straight hair, a styled cut from Chroma Hair Studio & Spa will drastically improve your hair game.

Getting a new haircut isn't just fun - it makes you feel good, too, especially when you get a lot of positive compliments.

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Our experienced stylists are tapped into today's hottest trends, so if you want to try something new, we're here to help. If you want to play it more traditional, our stylists have a solid foundation of time-tested techniques, to give your existing cut the edge it needs to impress. And sometimes, you need something simple and low-maintenance that cuts down on styling time and primping.

Not sure what kind of a cut you need? We're happy to give you our educated opinion and are happy to provide examples of what we think works. Whatever style you've got your eye on, we can make it a reality!

Here are just a few of the most popular haircut trends in South Carolina:

Natural Textured

Natural Textured

In a time when extravagant dyes and unique hair extensions are all the rage, the natural look will always be trending. This haircut is a great way to rediscover yourself and let your beauty shine organically without overdoing it.

The Shag

The Shag

This medium-length haircut is a classic throwback to the 79s, with a layered look, messy bangs, and lots of attitude. If you like to get ahead of trends before your friends, bring back the shag and rock this retro style with pride.

Curly Bangs

Curly Bangs

This cut will look great during the summer and will give you an innocent look that will get plenty of attention. Great for a short-term haircut or even something special for a big party or Gen-X event.

Long Length

Long Length

Go against the status quo and let your hair down this season. Pixie cuts and shags are all the rage, but rocking a Rapunzel-like haircut will set you apart from the crowd. If you're looking for a more natural, classic look, this could be your haircut.

Find Your French Flair with Balayage

If you're looking to switch up your hair color but can't decide between Balayage or Ombre because, well, you don't know the difference - don't worry. You're not alone!

Balayage is a French technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted to create a natural-looking effect. The goal is to create soft, subtle highlights that make your hair look like it's been kissed by the sun.

While Balayage is the technique of painting the hair, Ombre focuses on the style of the hair. It is the transition from a lighter shade to a darker shade. Typically, Ombres work best for brunettes, but the style can is suitable for blondes too. To achieve the effect of an Ombre, there must be a smooth transition between colors. While the Ombre is a beautiful look, you'll need to work with a professional to get the best results.

Luckily, we offer both Ombre and Balayage in Isle of Palms, SC! Short on time? Busy schedule? Only available on weekends? Chroma Hair Studio & Spa offers flexible appointment scheduling to accommodate even the busiest clients. You deserve a fresh new style, and we're here to help when the time is right for you.

The Top Hair Salon in Isle of Palms, SC

If you're looking for a hair salon that offers high-end styling without expensive pricing, you're in the right place. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and leave you feeling beautiful, whether you need a touch-up or a total makeover. We offer a relaxing salon atmosphere, skillful stylists, and only the best in professional brands. When it's time for your next haircut, highlight session, or eyelash extension, look no further than Chroma Hair Studio & Spa.

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Isle of Palms renegade group Palm Republic seeks parking fight in SC Supreme Court

ISLE OF PALMS — As the new year approaches, the fight over public beach parking remains unsettled with a court case awaiting a decision by the state Supreme Court.The Palm Republic group created by Isle of Palms’ former mayor and a current councilman has asked the court to hear a constitutional challenge to a 2021 state law that says free beach parking along state roads can’t be removed without the state’s permission.It’...

ISLE OF PALMS — As the new year approaches, the fight over public beach parking remains unsettled with a court case awaiting a decision by the state Supreme Court.

The Palm Republic group created by Isle of Palms’ former mayor and a current councilman has asked the court to hear a constitutional challenge to a 2021 state law that says free beach parking along state roads can’t be removed without the state’s permission.

It’s a law created by Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau, and signed by Gov. Henry McMaster in the spring of 2021, following the island’s attempt in 2020 to remove much of the beach parking on the island and charge for the parking that would remain.

The S.C. Department of Transportation had already rejected the island’s plan to eliminate hundreds of parking spaces, and later stepped in to increase the amount of free parking near the beach on the island — “unilaterally and illegally” according to the Palm Republic lawsuit.

Those actions prompted Councilman Blair Hahn and former Mayor Jimmy Carroll to declare the island “The Palm Republic” in an airing of grievances that included a declaration of independence, signed in costume at a local bar.

At the time, Hahn was declared to be The Palm Republic’s “attorney general, also known as His Beaudacious Highness, Admiral and Grand Ruler of All Seas Less than 1 Fathom.” But he says the legal issues in play are not joke.

Carroll and Hahn have said the state law is an affront to home rule and the power of municipalities.

“We want our home rule back,” said Carroll. “We just want them to hear the case.”

State Rep. Joe Bustos, R-Mount Pleasant, agrees.

“There’s either going to be home rule, or there’s not,” he said.

The issue now is whether the Supreme Court will take what’s known as “original jurisdiction” and agree to hear the case, as Palm Republic LLC has asked.

The state, through Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office, and the DOT have both urged the court to not take the case. Both said there’s no urgency to rule on a law that’s been in effect for more than 18 months, and the case should be heard in a lower court.

“If the Supreme Court does not take the case, we’ll file the case in Charleston County,” Hahn said. “The only issue is, is the statute constitutional or not?”

He said the case would end up before the Supreme Court one way or another.

Like many barrier islands, Isle of Palms has sought to manage the flood of beach-bound traffic that arrives during the warm months. Conflict over the parking issue flared up in 2020 when the island prohibited non-residents from using the hundreds of free parking spots near the beach, citing COVID-19 concerns.

The attempt to eliminate parking and charge for what remained came the following year, prompting the creation of a nonprofit group that sued the city, the new state law, and action by SCDOT.

The Palm Republic group has been urging residents to write to local and state lawmakers, and the Supreme Court, to ask that the high court take the case.

High School Scoop - Tuesday January 3, 2023

Since 1999, all sources remain confidential. Mail@FootballScoop.com or 225.229.3429Lafayette Christian Academy (LA): Hunter Landry has been promoted to head coach.Oak Mountain (AL): Oak Mountain HS, a 7A school located in the suburbs of Birmingham, is looking for 3 football coaches: an offensive skilled position coach (with possible coordinator role to the right candidate), a defensive line coach, and a head freshman co...

Since 1999, all sources remain confidential. Mail@FootballScoop.com or 225.229.3429

Lafayette Christian Academy (LA): Hunter Landry has been promoted to head coach.

Oak Mountain (AL): Oak Mountain HS, a 7A school located in the suburbs of Birmingham, is looking for 3 football coaches: an offensive skilled position coach (with possible coordinator role to the right candidate), a defensive line coach, and a head freshman coach. Multiple positions opening on campus. All certificates will be considered. With construction on new football facilities beginning this summer and new staff coming together, it is a great time to be involved in a highly competitive program in one of the best conferences in this part of the country. Looking for coaches willing to commit year around. Please contact Associate Athletic Director Chris Blight at cblight@shelbyed.org in regards to the positions.

Lakeland (FL): Bill Castle has announced his retirement after 52 years, 473 wins and eight state titles.

Santa Paula (CA): Santa Paula HS, located 10 min East of Ventura has an opening for a varsity defensive Line Coach for the 23-24 school year. Please email head coach Mike Montoya at mmontoya@santapaulausd.org.

Lucy Beckham (SC): Lucy Beckham HS has a defensive backs coaching position open for Varsity. We are looking for a defensive coach that's energetic and has valuable experience in the secondary area. Lucy Beckham is located in Mt Pleasant, SC.. 15 mins from Historical Downtown Charleston and 10 mins from Isle of Palms. If interested please contact Head Coach Jamel Smith at jamel_smith@charleston.k12.sc.us

Tyler Legacy (TX): Head coach Joe Willis has announced his retirement.

Crestview (OH): Crestview High School Columbiana County Ohio: Asst football coaches and probable teaching openings available. Current Jr. High Math opening. Interested candidates can apply at dhill@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.us.

Freedom (WI): Former NFL player, Clint Kriewaldt has resigned as head coach at Freedom HS.

East River (FL): East River HS is seeking qualified applicants for a Varsity WRs, LB and DBs Coach. East River has top notch academics with good facilities, and great kids. Qualified candidates preferably have coaching and playing experience at the high school level or beyond. Looking for great teachers and communicators. Needs: Positive energy, development of players, team 1st individual with ability to oversee/contribute to all various aspects of the program and practices. Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Defensive Coordinator Robert Snyder. robert.snyder@ocps.net.

Ocean Lakes (VA): Ocean Lakes HS has multiple openings for Varsity and JV coaches on offense and defense. Openings include JV and Varsity Coordinator positions. Potential for teaching positions within the building as well depending on qualifications and vacancies. Ocean Lakes is a D6 school in Virginia Beach, VA. Interested programs can contact James.Yeager@vbschools.com.

Hiram (GA): Hiram HS, located northwest of Atlanta, has an assistant coaching position available and an immediate opening in Social Studies. All position coaches will be considered. Please send email to head football coach at pfominaya@paulding.k12.ga.us

Pelion (SC): Pelion HS, located in southern Lexington Cty. SC, has an opening for varsity defensive coordinator for the 23-24 school year. Other assistant openings available also in multiple sports.Certifications at this time are SS & Resource/Special Ed but morecould possibly come open. Please send resume todholland@lexington1.net.

Isle Of Palms City Council Approves Plans For Marina Store Renovation

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye NewsThe company that will soon own the lease on the Marina Store plans to spend around $400,000 to renovate the building, work that is expected to be completed before the start of the 2023 boating season.Mike Shuler, manager and principal investor of 32 North, told members of the Isle of Palms City Council at their Dec. 6 meeting that the building would receive a “long overdue facelift.” He said Archer Commercial Construction would begin work shortly after the lease was officially...

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News

The company that will soon own the lease on the Marina Store plans to spend around $400,000 to renovate the building, work that is expected to be completed before the start of the 2023 boating season.

Mike Shuler, manager and principal investor of 32 North, told members of the Isle of Palms City Council at their Dec. 6 meeting that the building would receive a “long overdue facelift.” He said Archer Commercial Construction would begin work shortly after the lease was officially transferred from Brian Berrigan of Marina Outpost, LLC. That should happen “soon,” Shuler said, adding that the renovation project should be finished in February 2023. “We are acutely aware that the spring boating season is not far off,” Shuler said. The Council unanimously approved his plans, which include tearing up most of the existing flooring and repairing, replacing, installing or upgrading the floors; walls; door frames; counters, kitchen equipment; heating and air conditioning system; water heater; locks and hardware; security system; and plumbing. The project will include painting the exterior of the building to match the nearby Islander 71 restaurant. Shuler said he would also expend additional funds to improve the part of the Marina parking lot that will remain under his control. He didn’t estimate how much that would cost, but he pointed out that he was “not anticipating that it’s going to be cheap.” “Things are coming together. It’s exciting. Things are going to start moving and get done before the season starts,” he said. Shuler noted that he is planning to maintain the majority of the Marina employees and continue to pay some of them while the store is closed. “Several people are retiring voluntarily and several probably are undecided,” he said. He added that he anticipates keeping all the employees of the Salt Works Dockside Deli and will pay them while the project is being completed. The snack bar will reopen inside the Marina Store once the work is done. “The vision, intent and overarching goal in undertaking the proposed scope of work is to give the Isle of Palms Marina Store much needed updates and upgrades while striving to maintain the unique character and ‘soul’ of the Marina,” Shuler and Berrigan said in a letter to the Council. “It is our sincere hope that the finished product will feel exciting and new, without losing any of its nostalgic island charm.” In other action Dec. 6, the Council unanimously approved a motion to appoint members to various entities: Jimmy Ward to the CARTA board of directors; Rusty Streetman to the Charleston Visitors Bureau board of directors; Jan Anderson to the Charleston, Berkeley Dorchester Council of Governments; and John Bogosian to the Environmental Advisory Committee. Mac McQuillin of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd was appointed city attorney; David Cohen, Steven Corney and Sandy Stone were given two-year terms on the Planning Commission; Chrissy Lorenz, Chas Akers, Barb Bergwerf and Gloria Clarke were named to three-year terms on the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee; and Ted McKnight and Elizabeth Campsen were appointed to three-year terms on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Assignments to the Council’s new standing committees for 2023 include: Administration – John Bogosian, Scott Pierce and Rusty Streetman; Public Safety – Jan Anderson, Blair Hahn and Jimmy Ward; and Public Services and Facilities – Katie Miars, Kevin Popson and Streetman.

Onward & Upward — 25 Years of Umphrey’s McGee

Onward & Upward — 25 Years of Umphrey’s McGeeThe Umphrey’s McGee boys are marking the 25th anniversary of the band’s inception in 1998 with a huge year of shows and festivals. The celebration begins with 26 shows beginning next week in the Northeast and working its way to the West Coast March, with a break to sail out on Jam Cruise 19. Neighbor will join them for a pair of shows, Eggy for one, and Doom Flamingo for a trifecta in January.In April, UM will blanket t...

Onward & Upward — 25 Years of Umphrey’s McGee

The Umphrey’s McGee boys are marking the 25th anniversary of the band’s inception in 1998 with a huge year of shows and festivals. The celebration begins with 26 shows beginning next week in the Northeast and working its way to the West Coast March, with a break to sail out on Jam Cruise 19. Neighbor will join them for a pair of shows, Eggy for one, and Doom Flamingo for a trifecta in January.

In April, UM will blanket the Southeast and Texas with shows, and then it is on to festival season, with their own Summer Camp and then a set at The Peach. More to come!

UMPHREY’S McGEE

01/12 9:30 Club | Washington DC 01/13 9:30 Club | Washington DC 01/14 The Fillmore | Philadelphia PA **w/ Neighbor 01/15 Wind Creek Event Center | Bethlehem PA **w/ Neighbor 01/19 Brooklyn BowlSold Out | Brooklyn NY 01/20 The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester NY **w/ Eggy 01/21 The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester NY 01/26 Clyde Theatre | Fort Wayne IN **w/ Doom Flamingo 01/27 GLC Live at 20 Monroe | Grand Rapids MI **w/ Doom Flamingo 01/28 The Fillmore Detroit | Detroit MI **w/ Doom Flamingo

01/29 House of Blues | Cleveland OH 02/02 The Sylvee | Madison WI 02/03 First Avenue | Minneapolis MN 02/04 First Avenue | Minneapolis MN 02/06-12 Jam Cruise | Miami FL **Sold Out**

02/22 Ace of Spades | Sacramento CA 02/23 Mystic Theatre & Music Hall | Petaluma CA 02/24 House of Blues | Anaheim CA 02/25 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas | Las Vegas NV 02/26 Innings Festival | Tempe AZ 03/02 Midtown Ballroom | Bend OR 03/03 McDonald Theatre | Eugene OR 03/04 The Showbox at The Market | Seattle WA 03/05 McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | Portland OR 03/10 Belly Up AspenSold Out | Aspen CO **Sold Out** 03/11 Belly Up AspenSold Out | Aspen CO **Sold Out** 03/12 Belly Up Aspen | Aspen CO 04/12 Vinyl Music Hall | Pensacola FL 04/13 Jannus Live | St. Petersburg FL 04/14 House of Blues Orlando | Orlando FL 04/15 Miami Beach Bandshell | Miami Beach FL 04/19 JJ’s Live | Fayetteville AR 04/20 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater | Austin TX 04/21 House of Blues Houston | Houston TX 04/22 House of Blues Dallas | Dallas TX 04/27 The Windjammer | Isle of Palms SC **Sold Out** 04/28 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater | Wilmington NC **Rescheduled** 04/29 Johnny Mercer Theatre | Savannah GA **Rescheduled** 04/30 Avondale Brewing Company | Birmingham AL **Rescheduled**

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!

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