Isle of Hope
A charming, friendly seaside community and National Historic District, Isle of Hope is one of a dwindling number of places where parents still let their kids ride around all day on bikes, calling them in at dinnertime. It doesn’t boast many shops or restaurants—indeed, the marina is the only real business—but the row of waterfront cottages on Bluff Drive should not be missed.
You might recognize some of them from movies such as Forrest Gump and Glory. Built from 1880 to 1920, they reflect Isle of Hope’s reputation as a healing area and serene Wilmington River getaway from Savannah’s age-old capitalist hustle.
Getting to Isle of Hope
To get to Isle of Hope, take Victory Drive (U.S. 80) east and take a right on Skidaway Road. Continue south on Skidaway and take a left on Laroche Avenue. Continue until you hit Bluff Drive.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition