Accessible from Mount Pleasant only 13 miles from downtown Charleston, this family friendly beach features 6 miles of pristine coastline. The only lifeguarded section of the beach is the Charleston County Parks section on the north side of the pier at Front Beach. Isle of Palms features public restrooms, available parking, restaurants, bars, some shops…not a lot, and a few hotels. One of the main draws of IOP is Wild Dunes Resort which is located on the far north corner. It has a golf course, spa, hotel and full service resort.