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To Make You Fall For Barrier Island Living

Charleston locals will let you in on a little secret: fall is the best time of year to soak in the beauty of the Lowcountry. Unmatched fishing and sightseeing can be found year-round, but cooler temperatures; fewer crowds; and fall marsh colors beckon an endless array of outdoor adventures. When planning your Wild Dunes fall getaway, consider these four adventures to enjoy this beautiful season.


Soak in the Sunrise

The best sunrises can be found marshside, with a daybreak kayaking departure from Isle of Palms Marina. Soak in vibrant purple, pink and orange hues of the fist morning sun, as it casts vibrant rays across miles of lush barrier island marshland.  This picturesque landscape is mirrored by the rippling marsh creek- interrupted only momentarily by the morning rituals of elegant herons, egrets and the occasional dolphin. There is truly no better way to start your day! Schedule your Sunrise Paddle with the expert guidance of our partners at Coastal Expeditions.


Castaway on Capers Island

Escape to one of Charleston’s few undeveloped barrier island gems. Cruise through winding tidal creeks, offering candid encounters with saltwater marsh marine life. Guides utilize various nets and habitat traps for an up-close look at rarely seen residents of the saltwater ecosystem, just below the water’s surface. Once on Capers, explore the pristine beauty of its famed “Bone-yard Beach” and interior freshwater ponds. Common sightings on this adventure include bottlenose dolphin, osprey, pelicans, bald eagles, herons, egrets, and more. Schedule your Capers Island excursion with our partners at Barrier Island Eco Tours, and discover the true beauty of untouched nature.

Escape to the Estuaries


Venture to our favorite local crabbing spot to learn about the intriguing life history of the blue crab. Put your knowledge to the test with the chance to catch, cook, clean and consume these tasty crustaceans at a Capers Island crab boil. If you’re looking for a more traditional fishing adventure, look no further than the tidal creeks surrounding Isle of Palms. These estuaries are home to crabs, shrimp and mullet, which attract hosts of redfish, trout and flounder. The creeks offer the additional benefit of calm waters, so they provide a serene place in which to fish. Schedule your fishing trip with experts at Barrier Island Eco Tours, and enjoy Lowcountry Living at its finest.

Bike Back Bay Drive


Explore our beautiful island on wheels, with 1,600 bike-friendly acres beckoning a day of biking adventure. In fact, the very best Isle of Palms views can be found at the 18th hole of the Link’s Golf Course, which is best accessed by bike of golf cart. We highly recommend starting or ending your day at this serene tip of the island, beverage in hand. To request bike availability, contact the Wild Dunes Pre-Arrival Concierge at 877.230.9224.


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