Wild Dunes-Dunes Crest (TRI-051)

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Photo by Dania

Isle of Palms is a beautiful, family friendly, 7-mile long sandy beach just up the coast from Sullivan’s Island. Wild Dunes is a private gated residential and resort development covering 1,600 acres of the northeast end of Isle of Palms. There is no public access to the beach from Wild Dunes. However, the beach can be accessed by walking a mile or so up from 53rd Ave. Dogs are welcome year-round. A leash law is in effect daily, except 5am-8am, from Apr. 1st to Sept. 14th. For more information visit http://www.iop.net.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 7th, 2020. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 10th, 2020 at 4:45 PM.
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Current Weather
19°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Wild Dunes-Dunes Crest (TRI-051) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st from October 1st.

Source Information

Through its Beach Monitoring Program, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the level of enterococcus bacteria at 122 sites along South Carolina’s coast. Testing is conducted during the beach season from May 15th to October 15th. Monitoring levels of enterococcus bacteria is the best way to determine whether disease-causing pathogens may be present in ocean water.

DHEC monitors 27 sites at our local beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook). Monitoring sites are located near public access points to ensure the public’s safety. DHEC monitors our local beaches twice a month. When sample results are published on the Program’s website, Charleston Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of LESS than 104 MPN/100 mL

A “Red” site = a test result of 500 MPN/100 mL or higher OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of 104 MPN/100 mL or GREATER

A “Gray” site = no test result

Water Quality Graph

Wild Dunes-Dunes Crest (TRI-051)

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 7th, 2020. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 10th, 2020 at 4:45 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
19°C
Cloudy

Photo by Dania

Isle of Palms is a beautiful, family friendly, 7-mile long sandy beach just up the coast from Sullivan’s Island. Wild Dunes is a private gated residential and resort development covering 1,600 acres of the northeast end of Isle of Palms. There is no public access to the beach from Wild Dunes. However, the beach can be accessed by walking a mile or so up from 53rd Ave. Dogs are welcome year-round. A leash law is in effect daily, except 5am-8am, from Apr. 1st to Sept. 14th. For more information visit http://www.iop.net.

Monitoring Frequency

Wild Dunes-Dunes Crest (TRI-051) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st from October 1st.

Source Information

Through its Beach Monitoring Program, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors the level of enterococcus bacteria at 122 sites along South Carolina’s coast. Testing is conducted during the beach season from May 15th to October 15th. Monitoring levels of enterococcus bacteria is the best way to determine whether disease-causing pathogens may be present in ocean water.

DHEC monitors 27 sites at our local beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook). Monitoring sites are located near public access points to ensure the public’s safety. DHEC monitors our local beaches twice a month. When sample results are published on the Program’s website, Charleston Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

A “Green” site = test result of 103 MPN/100 mL or lower OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of LESS than 104 MPN/100 mL

A “Red” site = a test result of 500 MPN/100 mL or higher OR a test result between 104 and 500 MPN/100 mL followed by a test result the next day of 104 MPN/100 mL or GREATER

A “Gray” site = no test result

Water Quality Graph

  Beach Location Water Quality
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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