Peak Consulting recently worked with clients located near the Isle of Palms Beach in South Carolina. Besides the fact that it is absolutely beautiful there, there are also many interesting facts about this location!
- Isle of Palms is a city in South Carolina, on the slender barrier island of the same name.
- Originally was named Hunting Island and then Long Island.
- It’s thought to be at least 25,000 years old and first inhabited by the indigenous Seewee Indians.
- The Seewees were said to have greeted the first English Settlers to the area by swimming to the ships and carrying the travelers to shore.
- Legend has it that the only occupants of the island were pirates who buried their treasures for safekeeping in the deserted dunes and woods.
- The island was purchased in 1899 by J.S. Lawrence who renamed it the Isle of Palms.
- In 1912, James Sottile constructed a spacious beach pavilion and an amusement park with a Ferris Wheel.
- Despite all the changes, the Isle of Palms remains a beautiful six miles of sandy beach place that residents and visitors enjoy.
- The Island Turtle Team monitors turtle nests and records the number of hatches each year.
- The island has two world-class golf courses; the Intimate Harbor Course and the Links Course.
- People often like to go beachcombing where they collect a variety of seashells which include sand dollars, whelks, olives, angel wings, etc.
- Osprey nests can be spied, pelicans soar and dive for their dinner, dolphins frolic, and giant loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
- If you’re lucky, you might see hundreds of baby turtles making a dash for the ocean.
- They have boating opportunities such as kayaks, canoes, sailboats, fishing boats, and even luxury harbor cruises.
The Isle of Palms Beach is definitely worth visiting!