My Wild Dunes Blog


Share memories of your visit by posting photos, and comments, or discover the fun our guests have enjoyed!

Post a comment, photo or video now!

Charleston, SC Labor Day Activities by the Beach at Wild Dunes Resort

End of Summer blues? Not here at Charleston’s Island Resort. Join us for fun in the late summer sun! Read on to explore the line-up of special events, activities, and new summer 2014 offerings for the last week of August and Labor Day Weekend at the beach.

Book your activities online through our Online Concierge or contact our Pre-Arrival Concierge team at 843.886.2218 or by email for questions or reservations. 

FAMILY EVENTS: Week of August 28 through September 1

♦ BINGO at the Village Amphitheater
Thursday & Sunday
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bingo is one of our most popular family activities, so don’t miss out! Try your luck at everything from classic bingo to four corners. Every card purchased gives you the chance to win one of ten awesome prizes, so bring along the whole family! We’ll cross our fingers for you. $5

♦ Sunset Summer Outdoor Movies at the Village Amphitheater
Thursday & Sunday
Movies start at dusk.

Keep your seat warm after BINGO and continue the family fun with an outdoor movie in our Village Amphitheatre. Stop by Hudson’s Market for some snacks or a s’mores kit to light up the night during the movie around our brand new Fire Pit on the Village Plaza. Open to all ages. Complimentary. 

Thursday, August 28 – Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit 
Sunday, August 31 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 

♦ End of the Summer Lowcountry BBQ
Saturday, August 30
Reservations: 843.886.2307 

Come out and celebrate the last week of summer at our annual smoked BBQ feast served poolside at Palm Cove. A cash bar will be available. Dinner buffet is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wild Dunes Resort Guests: $40 for adults; $15 for children ages 5-12. Non-Resort Guests: $46 for adults; $17 for children ages 5-12. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Inclusive of tax and gratuity.

♦ Sunday Night Family Firepit at Palm Cove
Reservations: 843.886.2307

Bring the family out to Palm Cove next to the Village on Sunday night to enjoy dinner poolside. Dinner buffet includes menu items such as lowcountry field greens, sweet and sour coleslaw, cajun spiced catfish nuggets, hot dogs, biscuits, corn cobbettes and watermelon. A cash bar is available. Dinner buffet offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

→ Book early and save with early bird pricing!
Reserve your spot at the Sunday Night Family Firepit by 5 p.m. the Friday before to receive early bird resort guest pricing of $30/adults and $10/children ages 5-12 (regular pricing $40/adults; $15/children).  Call 843.886.2307 for reservations. 

♦ Labor Day Family 5K Beach Run/Walk
Saturday, August 30 
Register: 843.886.7008
Join us at the Grand Pavilion at 8 a.m. for a run on the beach! Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finisher. Entry fee is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Please pre-register at the Fitness Center on The Village Plaza 24 hours in advance or call 843.886.7008 for more information. 

KIDS RECREATION: Crafts & Activities

Week of August 28 through September 1

Thursday, August 28

2pm-5pm Archery at the Grand Pavilion - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5.

2pm-5pm Paracord Bracelets at the Grand Pavilion - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $10. Non-Resort Guest: $15

6pm-7pm Lowcountry Candles at the Village Amphitheater - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5.

730pm-830pm Bingo at Village Amphitheater - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5.

Sunset: Wallace and Gromit-Curse of the Were-Rabbit at the Village Amphitheater - complimentary

Saturday, August 30

12pm-2pm Wax Hands at the Grand Pavilion - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $10. Non-Resort Guest: $15

2pm-5pm Archery at Grand Pavilion - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5.

2pm-5pm Beach Signs at the Grand Pavilion - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

Sunday, August 31

2pm-5pm Tie Dye at the Grand Pavilion - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $15-20. Non-Resort Guest: $25-30

6pm-7pm Duney Starfish Ornaments at the Village Amphitheater - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

6pm-7pm Sandy Candy at the Village Amphitheater - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

730pm-830pm Bingo at the Village Amphitheater - Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5.

Sunset: Alvin and the Chipmunk-Chipwrecked at the Village Amphitheater - complimentary


♦ Wax Hands – *new*
We give these wacky souvenirs two thumbs up. Pick out your favorite colors and walk away with a wax mold of your very own hand! Don’t be afraid to change things up by making different hand signs for a totally unique look. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $10. Non-Resort Guest: $15

♦ Archery - *new*
You may have pulled a bowstring before, but we promise you’ve never hit a bulls-eye like this! Come try out our inflatable shooting gallery complete with hoverballs! Take a shot and test your accuracy against these cool airborne targets. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5.

♦ Beach Signs - *new*
We think that a great beach-side vacation has to include three things: frolicking in the ocean waves, collecting seashells—and of course, finding the perfect memento to bring home! We’re more than happy to provide the materials, so just bring yourselves and a few of your favorite beach finds. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

♦ Duney Starfish Ornaments - *new*
Nothing says “Wild Dunes” better than a memento of our mascot, Duney or a decorated starfish! Decorate with paint or leave bare as a reminder of our sandy beaches. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5ea. Non-Resort Guest: $6ea

♦ Sandy Candy - *new*
This is one tasty craft—all you do is pour and eat! Let us sweeten your evening with 20 inches of edible sand art. All you have to do is select your favorite flavors and color combinations. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $5. Non-Resort Guest: $6

♦ Tie-Dye
Ready to rock a Wild Dunes tie-dye t-shirt or tank? Then stop by our station to make your own totally unique top! We provide the shirts, gloves and dye buckets. Open to all ages. Sizes Youth XS to Adult L. Wild Dunes Resort Guest: $15-20 each. Non-Resort Guest: $25-30 each



♦ Family Evening Golf
Enjoy the fresh air, company of friends or family and award winning golf. With each full paying adult, one junior, ages 16 and under, plays free. Cost for adults is $65 on the Links Course and $40 on the Harbor Course. Available daily after 5 p.m. 843.886.2164 

♦ Wine, Dine and Nine
What more could you want? The Wine, Dine and Nine package includes 9 holes of golf after 2p.m. on the Links or Harbor Course, rental clubs, dinner for two at the Sea Island Grill inside the Boardwalk Inn and a bottle of wine to enjoy. Cost is $280 per couple. 843.886.2214 * Ask about adding a Couples Massage from Sand & Sea Salon with Spa Services. 


♦ Cardio Tennis (All levels)
Get the workout you’re looking for with non-stop drills and tennis-specific footwork. No previous tennis experience is necessary. This clinic meets daily from 8-9 a.m. Cost is $29 per session. Call 843.886.2113. 

♦ Double Up
Grab your other half for a day of tennis and tranquility. Hit the court with our Daily Duo Tennis Program (Stroke of the Day and Daily Drill Clinics, 9-11 a.m. daily), then unwind into relaxation at the Sand & Sea Salon and Spa with our Perfect Pairing Spa Treatment, a 50-minute Therapeutic Couples Massage and two Signature Pedicures. Package price is $370 per couple, Sunday-Wednesday; $385 per couple, Thursday-Saturday. 843.886.2218 


♦ “Happy Hour” Specials
Try one of our new “happy hour” cocktail-inspired services! Daily from 5 - 8 p.m., unwind with special savings on our happy-hour themed Deluxe Pedicure ($10 off) or Body Scrub & Massage Package ($20 off). Choose from our stocked beauty bar of cocktail-themed scrubs, lotions and masques—fizzy and fun picks like Watermelon Vodkatini and Bourbon Bubbler!

♦ Sweet Retreat Pedicure
Relax at the Sand & Sea Salon and treat yourself to a scrumptious sweet cream treatment that will leave you warm, cozy and ready to melt. $65. 


♦ #SEASTHESUMMER Photo Contest
Enter your summer vacation photos in our #SeasTheSummer Photo Contest for a chance to win a return three-night Resort getaway or other monthly prizes!

Choose one of the following ways to enter:

a)     Enter directly via the contest app here.

b)    Share your photo on Instagram or Twitter and include the tags #SeasTheSummer AND @WildDunesResort in the caption.

c)     Post your photo to our Facebook page.

d)    Upload your photo to “My Wild Dunes” blog.

♦ On-Resort Guest Specials
Exclusive special savings on dining, golf, spa, special events and more. See the ways you can save:

♦ Boardwalk Inn Adult-Only Hours
Adults 21 and older can escape for some privacy at the intimate Boardwalk Inn pool . New for Summer 2014, the pool will be exclusively for adults from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May to Labor Day. Soak up the sun and enjoy a bite or adult beverage from our seasonal poolside lounge menu at the Sea Island Grill. Families with children, please join us at one of our other family-friendly pools : The Grand Pavilion, Swim Center or Palm Cove.

♦ Snap Happy
Get your photo snapped professionally with family and friends by our Resort Photographer! Join us from 7 p.m. to sundown Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) around the Grand Pavilion area (Big Chair & Beach). Complimentary with professional photos available for purchase. Photos will be posted weekly on our Facebook page! To book a private session or for details, call 843.452.3175.

→ For a complete listing of Labor Day activities and Resort-wide offerings, see our Summer 2014 Vacation Planner available online or in print at check-in.



Post a comment Back to Blog

Comments (0)

Post Your Comment

To post a comment, type your comment and select Post Comment at the bottom of the form; after being approved your comment will appear directly underneath the post you replied to. Your email address will not be posted.


Help me decide

Find Lodging that's Right for You.

explore our accommodations below

Boardwalk Inn

An intimate island hotel with a relaxed, private feel. Downstairs, enjoy The Coastal Provisions and Lounge and sparkling pool. Choose from guestrooms, suites, junior and presidential suite. Views vary.

Learn More

The Village

A collection of guestrooms, studios, one to three bedroom suites and penthouses, The Village is at the center of all Resort activity and a short walk from the beach. Views vary.

Learn More

Condo Rentals

Condo rentals at Wild Dunes Resort allow you to get exactly what you want from your vacation. Our condominiums are conveniently located throughout the Resort with easy access to the beach and all Resort amenities. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

Learn More

Vacation Home Rentals

With three to seven bedrooms, all vacation homes offer convenient access to Resort amenities including restaurants, salon with spa services, shops, pools, award-winning activities and, of course, the beach. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

Learn More
Groups/Promo Code

True To Our Place, Diverse By Design | DestinationHotels.Com

View All on Map

destination hotels








New Mexico

New York

North Carolina


South Carolina






Washington, D.C.

It appears you are using an older web browser! While using our site, you may encounter some trouble along the way. For PC users, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox. For Mac users, we recommend the latest version of Safari or Firefox.