Lightning Bugz Rentals provides affordable, eco-friendly Low Speed Vehicles and Charleston golf cart rentals to vacationers and commercial businesses. We take the hassle out of getting around your destination. Whether it is going from your rental property to the beach, wedding and event set-up and transportation, or property maintenance needs, we have a Bug just for you. We provide LSV and golf cart rentals in Charleston, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook. We also serve Anna Maria Island, Florida!

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Mark Thorn (843) 609-8776
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Wild Dunes



All regular automobile driving and parking laws apply to your LSV rental in addition to the following location specific rules and regulations:

  • Carts can not be driven on bike paths, sidewalks, golf course paths, beach accesses or the beach.
  • Carts must pull to the side to let cars and trucks pass.DO NOT HOLD UP TRAFFIC!
  • Grand Pavilion rental carts must be parked up under the house (garage) if there is one!
  • ONLY Owners or friends/family of Owners are able to park at designated “Owners Only” parking areas as long as you have an “Owners pass” provided by us.
  • The Owner of the property can request an “Owners pass” for the cart by emailing us at
  • All riders must be seated in a seat and use seatbelts.

The following locations can ONLY RENT GAS CARTS and have specific parking instructions. (Please refer to google maps to understand the below location instructions):

  • Port O’Call, Summerhouse, Shipwatch & Tidewater guests can rent a gas cart and must park it on Summer Dunes Lane.
  • Ocean Club & Seascape Villas guests can rent a gas cart and must park it in the overflow lot of the Links golf course right outside the Ocean Club gate.
  • Seagrove Villas guests can rent a gas cart and park in designated villa space or anywhere in the non-assigned spaces.
  • Lagoon Villas guests can rent a gas cart but must park it on Back Court near the tennis courts.
  • Shipwreck, Mariners Walk, Beach Club Villas, Seaside Cottages/Grand Pavilion (74-77 & 80-99 Seaside Cottage Lane also known as 74-77 & 80-99 Grand Pavilion). ALL of these must park in the Sweetgrass Pavilion/Tennis Club/Harbor Course parking lot.


The best parking area for closest beach access is on Summer Dunes Lane and Island Cottage Lane.