Edisto is one of the few places in the world where people can kick back, relax, and have a great time doing nothing more than enjoying the simplicity of a beach vacation. Its small enough that once visitors roll into town and escape their real lives they can park their cars, put the keys in a drawer, and for a week or two completely forget they even own a car. This, of course, is only possible if those people decide to rent a golf cart for laid back cruising on Edistos shady streets.
Palmetto Cart Rental is one company that many vacationers go to for their golf cart needs. The Ravenel based company offers both electric and gas carts, all of which seat four people. The carts can be rented by the weekend, week, or longer and prices vary from $185 to $315. A $100 deposit is required to reserve or the hold the cart which ensures carts are available for renters especially during the peak summer season.
To rent a cart, customers must have a valid drivers license and cannot allow anyone without a license to operate the golf cart. As per the ordinances of the Town of Edisto Beach, golf carts can only be operated from sunrise to sunset. Carts are allowed on Jungle Road, side streets, and are allowed to cross Palmetto Boulevard to park, but cannot be driven on Palmetto Boulevard. The Town of Edisto Beach also states that carts can only be driven within two miles of the drivers vacation rental
Although it is easy to forget while on vacation, rules still apply on Edisto Beach so golf cart operators need to remember that open container laws and all other driving-related laws still apply while driving or riding in a golf cart.
Renting a golf cart enhances the Edisto experience by getting visitors to slow down and cruise to their favorite destinations. It gives vacationers a chance to forget being cooped up in an air conditioned car by taking a seat and enjoying the feeling of the fresh ocean breeze on a hot summer day that only Edisto can provide.