The island remained without permanent inhabitants until the late 19th century when the island became recognized by locals of the area as a refuge from the summer heat and tempo of Charleston. The island was purchased in 1899 by J.S. Lawrence, who renamed it the Isle of Palms. Isle of Palms is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Charleston, on the Atlantic Ocean side of Mt. Pleasant. In the 1970's the rest of the world discovered the joys of the Isle of Palms, and real estate development blossomed. In 1975, the Sea Pines Co., one of the major developers of Hilton Head Island, established a similar resort enterprise on 900 acres of land at the northeast end of the island. Originally named The Isle of Palms Beach and Racquet Club it was renamed The Wild Dunes Beach and Racquet Club in 1984 and today is simply called Wild Dunes. With nationally recognized golf courses and other resort amenities, Wild Dunes has become a major vacation locale on the South Carolina coast. In spite of the changes wrought over the last 20 years, with its six miles of white, sandy beaches, the Isle of Palms remains a place of beautiful serenity for residents and visitors today
Points of interest include, Isle of Palms County Park, Whirling Waters Water Park, Public Beaches, Wild dunes Resort, Isle of Palms Marina, and great golfing.
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