Dewees Island

Dewees Island


Area name

Dewees Island

Area Location

Private ferry-based barrier island, 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina.

Area Map


Dewees Island is a private barrier island, 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina and is reachable only by ferry.



Dewees Island is nestled up against an undisturbed maritime forest and boasts 2 1/2 miles of unspoiled, pristine beaches and dunes, producing homesites whose beauty is unparalleled on the East Coast. This setting allows residents to nest their homes in a truly private island paradise.

Key Birds


White Ibis, Wood Stork, Black-crowned Night-heron, Clapper Rail, American Oystercatcher, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Ground Dove, Marsh Wren, Seaside Sparrow, Boat-tailed Grackle.


Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Reddish Egret, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich Tern, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Painted Bunting.


Red-throated Loon, Horned Grebe, Hood Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow.