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Town Hall will close on Friday, May 27th at 2pm in observance of Memorial Day. Town Hall will re-open on Tuesday, May 31st at 8am. All essential first responder services will remain fully staffed. Regular trash pickup will occur on Wednesday, June 1st and Saturday, June 4th. Bulk pickup, yard debris and recycling will be collected on Thursday, June 2nd.  

Attention Residents! 
In September 2022 several seats on various Boards and Commissions will expire. Residents are encouraged to participate in the community through a three-year commitment to one of the various Boards or Commission. Click here to view available seats and applications. For further information on the function of each Board or Commission contact Andy Benke; Joe Henderson or Charles Drayton


Ben Sawyer Bridge Picture


As a barrier island, Sullivan’s Island has two points of access by land. The first point of access to Sullivan’s Island is through Mt. Pleasant via South Carolina Highway 703 (Coleman Boulevard/Ben Sawyer Boulevard) and the iconic Ben Sawyer Bridge. The Ben Sawyer Bridge is named in honor of Benjamin Mack Sawyer, Chief Highway Commissioner of the South Carolina Highway Department, 1926-1940. The bridge was originally constructed in 1945. The swing span was heavily damaged during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. In 2010 the bridge underwent a substantial $32 Million rehabilitation project with the goal of preserving the historic look and improving the pedestrian accessibility.

The second point of access is through Isle of Palms across Breach Inlet on Jasper Boulevard. Prior to the 1993 construction of the Isle of Palms Connector, this was the only land access to Isle of Palms.


The Island is fortunate to be at the intersection of two major bicycle pathways, one regional and one national. The first major trail is the Battery 2 Beach (B2B) route. Created by local advocacy group Charleston Moves, the B2B route is approximately 32 miles of mixed-use paths, connecting three Charleston-area beaches (Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms) and five local municipalities. The second major trail is the East Coast Greenway, which is a 2,600-mile-long multi-use, urban spine trail system, extending from the northeast corner of Calais, Maine (Calais, Maine) to the southern Florida Keys. Local bicycle facilities include the Ben Sawyer Bikeway, which runs from Mt. Pleasant, over the causeway and into Sullivan’s Island. Additionally, the Island’s grid network lends itself to easy navigation for cyclists and pedestrians alike.



Low-speed local roads and sidewalks add a unique pedestrian appeal to the Island. The proximity of businesses, parks, residences and recreational opportunities all increase walkability within the commercial district, as well as provide character to the area. The Town is proud to host multiple 5K, 10K and 15K races through the year.


The CARTA Board of Directors approved the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Proposed Budget on June 17,2020 and presented it to Sullivan's Island Town Council during their regular meeting in July. To review the Proposed CARTA Budget for FY20/21 please click here (PDF).