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Beach and tides at Isle of Palms

by OTKrista Online Now Mar 19, 2006 at 10:34 AM

We rented a house at Folly Beach a couple of years ago and were disappointed (epecially our then 2 year old little boy) that at high tide the beach completely disappeared (at least where we were) and I wanted to make sure that wasn't an issue at Isle of Palms before we book our house for this yearr! Thank you in advance for letting me know!
Krista

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    RE: Beach and tides at Isle of Palms

    by oopsyd Online Now Mar 20, 2006 at 4:44 PM

    We go in late July/early August and that has never been a problem. The beach has always been perfect. We also have a child and started taking him to the beach at IOP when he was 10mos old. He will be 4.5 this summer.We have always stayed about half way to Wild Dunes after the bend in the road toward the marina.

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    RE: RE: Beach and tides at Isle of Palms

    by OTKrista Online Now Mar 20, 2006 at 5:24 PM

    Thank you so much for the info:)! Are there any restaurants you would suggest that might be more kid friendly? They are good, but sometimes it's nice to have a relaxed atmosphere for us:)!
    Krista

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    RE: RE: Beach and tides at Isle of Palms

    by oopsyd Online Now Mar 21, 2006 at 10:25 AM

    There are many kid friendly restaurants in that area and some of them have really good food. There is a place on IOP, downtown right across the street from all of the touristy shell shops and the Ben and Jerry's ice cream stand. It is called the One-Eyed Parrot. The food is really, really good and they are very kid friendly. It's not a "Kid" restuarant really but there are a ton of choices on the kid's menu and the staff is super kid-friendly. It is the restuarant upstairs not on the beach level. The beach level place is called the Banana Cabana and has a more family-joint kind of menu. The food is not so great but the outside seating in right on the beach and there is usually a musician playing at dinner time. Usually it's pretty mellow and our son likes watching the performers play . On the beach right near the restaurant there is a guy who has kites almost every evening. The"kite man" is great fun for kids and he lets children chase the kite tails as they come off of the ground. He usually gives children a little sand dollar necklace that says,"I caught the kite man's tail". It's a fun family sunset activity.
    There is a great burger place on Sullivan's Island called Poe's. It's just a short(5-10 minute) drive from IOP. If you make the trip into Charleston, Justine's Kitchen is our very favorite place to eat and they are very, very kid friendly. Also, don't miss the Charleston Children's museum and the IOP county water park.

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