Boneyard Beach is named for the driftwood that is pulled in on the tide and deposited on the beach to be bleached bone white by the sun, salt and sand. It's a quick 30-minute excursion from Isle of Palms Marina and well worth the trip. The island really lights up as the sun sets, drawing long shadows on the "bones" that litter the beach.
Here's another view of the Wild Dunes Boardwalk pool that I featured a few days ago. This time with a little more context. It seems a fitting farewell to summer as we enter into Labor Day weekend.
The beach and water at El Dorado Royale is perfect. It's hard to find a more peaceful experience than relaxing on a king-size bed cabana while listening to the waves lap the shore. If you book a stay at El Dorado Royale, be sure to stay in the Casitas. In addition to the bigger rooms, en-suite outdoor showers and private pools for each set of Casitas, they also include exclusive access to the beachside cabanas on the private Casitas beach.
This summer, the sand bar in front of the infamous Breach Inlet stretched for hundreds of yards out into the ocean during low tide, nearly connecting Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. We spent a couple of hours walking out on the bar and exploring the hundreds of tidal pools left behind by the receding water. We celebrated our successful expedition with a little sandcastle building when we got back to the Isle of Palms beach.