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The Windjammer

1008 Ocean Boulevard

Isle of Palms, South Carolina


By David Walters

You haven’t truly experienced this oceanfront dive until you’ve been there on a summer Sunday afternoon — when you’ve walked in from the beach, up the back steps, past the nonstop volleyball tournaments and the band on the deck stage. There’s a moment — right at the door — when you go completely blind, your sun-scorched retinas failing to immediately adjust to the dark of the bar. And all at once it comes clear — the Corona bottles, the leathery old men shooting pool, the most beautiful women you’ve ever seen, wet-haired and bikinied: a tada! moment that all great entrances deserve.