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Dewees Island

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Not crowded and a wonderful beach--very relaxing

(No autos allowed) When you rent each cottage has golf carts available for transportation.Beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
regiblackburn
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Asheville, North Carolina
Natural beauty and a wonderful place for the whole family

Our family (grandparents, parents, and kids) just love this incredible barrier island off the coast... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2017
BluebirdBonnie
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New York City, New York
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Aug 19, 2018
“Not crowded and a wonderful beach--very relaxing”
Jun 5, 2018
“Beautiful place to go in the cooler months ... bring your mosquito net headwear”
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Dewees Island is a short ferry ride from the Isle of Palms, near Charleston, SC. With no restaurants or stores, no cars or stoplights, Dewees offers a return to nature with all the comforts of home. Enjoy fishing and kayaking, pristine beaches and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Isle of Palms, SC 29451
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

(No autos allowed) When you rent each cottage has golf carts available for transportation.Beautiful island and kept clean. I think the cottages are a reasonable price and are good for large families. One negatives--mosquitoes.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Dewees is a beautiful and private coastal island. There is only one way on and off the island - the ferry. Unfortunately if you don't own property here you cant keep your boat here (making it a bit impractical). There are no businesses per se...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank dianat860
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Our family (grandparents, parents, and kids) just love this incredible barrier island off the coast of Charleston, SC. We've been here many times and never been disappointed. It is pristine - birds, ocean, sand, no paved roads, no cars. You get there by ferry and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank BluebirdBonnie
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We experienced this island on a whim over 3 yrs ago and have fun planning each trip since. It's unusual in that you bring everything you need for time on island with you and use your golf cart to motor around (no cars). It does...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank jeeperTulsa_OK
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Even though the Island is inhabited. It still has the feeling of a true barrier island. You can walk along the beaches and experience all a natural beach has to offer.

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank TomM6846
Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you are looking for southern hospitality this might not be your place. People were not rude but would not engage in much conversation. We like meeting and talking to people. We won't go again. If we rented for thanksgiving again it will be at...More

Date of experience: November 2016
6  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed July 29, 2016

What can I tell you about this island without sounding like I work for the island (which I do not)? My husband and I found this island almost three years ago and all it took was one visit to fall in love. By the second...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank jmbphotography
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Dewees Island is what barrier islands are meant to be. There's great fishing, swimming, birding, kayaking, walking on the beach. There are only dirt road which you drive golf carts on. To access the island you ride a ferry from 43 41st Street on the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Reggie F
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Dewees Island is a private island near Charleston. I have rented houses summer and winter, spring and fall with Dewees Rentals. They offer lovely, comfortable homes with marsh and beach views in one of the most pristine beach environments on the east coast. With wide,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank 833christied
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November 13, 2018|
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April 8, 2016|
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Response from jmbphotography | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pam, I do not work for Dewees but being a frequent visitor I can tell you that you have to be pre-registered for the ferry by an owner or Dewees Island Rentals to take the ferry. The boat ride is about 15-20 minutes... More
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Waterdrop4
Boone, North Carolina
Dewees Island, SC (1 Reply)
I understand there is a ferry that will take you to Dewees Island, but you need to "be on the list"? Can you tell me how to get "on the list"? How much in advance do I need to be "on the list"? Do I need to be "on the list" to come back? Is there a restaurant on Dewees that serves lunch? Thanks in advance for any help! Waterdrop 4
April 12, 2016|
Waterdrop4
Boone, North Carolina
Dewees Island, SC (1 Reply)
I understand there is a ferry that will take you to Dewees Island, but you need to "be on the list"? Can you tell me how to get "on the list"? How much in advance do I need to be "on the list"? Do I need to be "on the list" to come back? Is there a restaurant on Dewees that serves lunch? Thanks in advance for any help! Waterdrop 4
April 12, 2016|
Response fromendosunshine|
See answer on your other post.
LovintheBeach
Northwest Georgia
Your input about Dewees Island is appreciated. (1 Reply)
I love Charleston and Kiawah Island. We have visited for years. We love getting away from the busy everyday life and being a little secluded. I am considering Dewees Island for my family to visit. We are looking at several rentals. If you have anything at all you would like to share about Dewees I'd love to hear it. Your stories, experiences, tips/advice. I'm all ears. Thanks so much!
October 17, 2007|
Response fromkearnan|
I live across the marsh from Dewees. It is absolutely beautiful. You would love a stay there so long as you are looking to do absolutely nothing. The island is very secluded (boat accessible only) and there is nothing on the island but houses and beach. You are about a 15 miunte ferry ride from Isle of Palms to connect to the main land. Truly, it is a beautiful place -- you just have to be really into getting away from it all.