County Park-4th Ave. (TRI-056)

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. The Isle of Palms County Park, managed by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, covers 1.5 miles of the beach from 1st to 14th Ave. Access to the park is free and paid parking is provided for $8 on 14th Ave. Amenities such as dressing areas, restrooms, picnic areas, and a children’s play area are also located at 14th Ave. Dogs are welcome year round but must be kept on a leash. Surfing is prohibited in designated swimming zones. For more information visit the park's website at http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=60.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 24th, 2018. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
13°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

County Park-4th Ave. (TRI-056) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st to October 31st

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

County Park-4th Ave. (TRI-056)

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 24th, 2018. Charleston Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
13°C
Clear and sunny

Photo by Dania

Isle of Palms is a beautiful, family friendly, 7-mile long sandy beach just up the coast from Sullivan’s Island. The Isle of Palms County Park, managed by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, covers 1.5 miles of the beach from 1st to 14th Ave. Access to the park is free and paid parking is provided for $8 on 14th Ave. Amenities such as dressing areas, restrooms, picnic areas, and a children’s play area are also located at 14th Ave. Dogs are welcome year round but must be kept on a leash. Surfing is prohibited in designated swimming zones. For more information visit the park's website at http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=60.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

County Park-4th Ave. (TRI-056) is sampled bi-weekly from May 1st to October 31st

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



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