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Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Chairman Mike Seekings on May 25 announced the return of the Beach Reach Shuttle, a free park-and-ride transit service that provides a connection between the town of Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms throughout the summer. 

The Beach Reach shuttle re-entered service Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4).

The seasonal service gives Charleston County residents a convenient way of soaking up the sun and enjoying all that the Isle of Palms beach has to offer without needing to drive.

City of Isle of Palms Mayor Philip Pounds and various area leaders joined Seekings at the press conference to make the official announcement. 

It will be offered on weekends only — in addition to holiday Mondays, such as July 4 and Labor Day — and will run hourly on Saturdays between 9:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., as well as Sundays from 9:40 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.

During this time, residents in Mount Pleasant can be picked up by the free shuttle service at Towne Centre at stop ID #715 on Market Center Boulevard. The hourly buses then travel back and forth between Towne Centre and a stop located in Isle of Palms, at 14th Avenue and Ocean Boulevard.
To learn more about the Beach Reach Shuttle service, or to look up the schedule, visit

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