Top 5 Ice Cream Shops on Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island

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2 Aug 2019
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There is no better way to enjoy a nice sunny day in the Lowcountry than by getting a delicious bowl of ice cream covered in layers of sweet toppings! Lucky for you, there are several incredible ice cream shops located right here on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. Here are our recommendations for the best ice cream in the area.

Beardcat’s Sweet Shop

2063 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Andrea Upchurch, a South Carolina native, worked as a pastry chef for several of Charleston’s renowned restaurants before opening Beardcat’s Sweet Shop in 2018. She has brought her passion for food and art to the Sullivan’s Island community with her colorful and flavorful array of gelato treats. Come in and try Beardcat’s variety of sweet and savory gelato sandwiches, gelato cakes, pastries, cookies, and more.

Republic Ice Cream

2120 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Republic is a local artisan ice cream shop that sources the finest ingredients from around the world. This family-owned establishment dates all the way back to their great-grandfather, who delivered ice cream by a horse-drawn wagon in 1917. After enjoying the scenic beaches on Sullivan’s Island, stop by Republic Ice Cream to enjoy homemade ice cream, freshly made waffle cones, and pecans roasted right there in the shop.

Ben & Jerry’s

1109 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Enjoy the wide array of iconic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors from this stand located steps away from Isle of Palm’s front beach. Ben & Jerry’s serve a variety of creatively named flavors such as Cherry Garcia® and The Tonight Dough®. The friendly servers keep the stand running until 11 pm, making it the perfect stop after a long day at the beach.

Duney’s Ice Cream Shop

113 Grand Pavilion Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Are you spending your vacation out in Wild Dunes? Conveniently, there is a well-loved ice cream shop right inside the resort! Conveniently located near the Wild Dunes Resort Pavilion, Duney’s is a must visit spot after soaking up some sun in the pool.


1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Chills360 brings a unique ice cream experience to the Isle of Palm’s community. This concept serves made-to-order, Thai-inspired ice cream rolls. These rolls are served fresh and prepared right in front of your eyes! First they take the homemade ice cream and pour it onto a cold plate, allowing it to quickly freeze and create a smooth creamy texture. Once it is frozen, they add in all the toppings of your choice, roll it up, and you are ready to try your ice cream creation.

If you are interested in other restaurants, activities, or recommendations, please check our Charleston Area Activity Guide