CARTA Announces Return of Seasonal Shuttle to Isle of Palms
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) today announced that the Beach Reach Shuttle, a free seasonal park-and-ride service providing a connection between Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms, will return on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
How to ride: Beach Reach riders can board the shuttle at stop No. 715, located behind the Belk Men’s store in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, and disembark at 14th Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, adjacent to the Isle of Palms beach access.
Parking will be available along Market Center Boulevard in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Connections to Route 40 Mount Pleasant and Route 42 Wando Circulator will also be available.
Full route details and bus tracking can be found in the Transit App, which is available for download in the Apple and Google Play stores. Riders can also view traffic conditions and municipal information for all area beaches via the Beach Reach app, which is also available for Apple and Google smartphones.
Riders are welcome to bring beach items (chairs, bags, etc.) that can be stored safely and comfortably at their seat.
A bike rack will be available for use at the front of the bus.
When to ride: Beach Reach will operate on Saturdays and Sundays from May 27 through Sept. 4, 2023, as well as on Memorial, Independence and Labor days.
Each Saturday, the shuttle will run every hour from 9:15 a.m. (first departure from Towne Centre) to 5:30 p.m. (final departure from Isle of Palms). On Sundays, in order to improve efficiency and ease necessary transfers, the shuttle will run every hour from 9:40 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Riders should plan to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
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