Destination guide

Lazy days by the ocean in Dewees Island

Hear the slosh of an iced tea and the crash of the ocean waves as you laze on your veranda. See the seagulls flitting through the fresh Atlantic skies and feel the sway of the Carolinian hammocks in the wetlands nearby. These are the sort meditative moments you can have in cozy Dewees Island vacation rentals. A place to calm the nerves, soothe the soul, and get in touch with the salt-wash of the sea, it's also great for hopping across to the Isle of Palms or visiting the crooked cottages of Charleston's famous French Quarter.

Things to do

Escape the escapism of Dewees Island

It might be all about unwinding and relaxing in the company of ospreys and egrets on Dewees Island itself, but just a short hop over the sounds and you'll soon be kicking it with the locals on the Isle of Palms. Long beaches and salt-washed timber piers converge there to make great sunbathing spots, while the Wild Dunes Resort has manicured fairways and golf holes that tumble straight down to the sea. Further afield is Charleston. There, elegant French mansions line the palm-shaded Battery Promenade, wartime history unfolds at Patriots Point, and old colonial relics pepper the French Quarter.

Activities

Getting in touch with nature in Dewees Island

Remember the binoculars and wetland walking shoes for your trip to the barrier isles of South Carolina. Nestled in a web of winding creeks, it's likely you'll spot snakebirds, pelicans, and piping plovers aplenty from the windows. And while you're pointing out the rare American fliers on the one side of the island, those who've bagged Dewees Island vacation rentals on the beach will be waking up to the crash of the Atlantic. For them, beachcombing and dolphin spotting are all on the menu. Excursions to feel the history and heritage of old Charleston are also popular.

Weather

Enjoy early summer in Dewees Island

You can catch the azaleas and verdant palm blooms of the South Carolinian coast at their best by booking your Dewees Island vacation rentals in the spring and early summer, between May and the start of July. The locals often say it's the best time of year on this section of the Eastern Seaboard, bringing glimpses of rare wildlife between the creeks, and the perfect conditions for launching those dolphin tours out over the Atlantic swells. September heralds an Indian Summer most years, with peaks of around 85 – perfect warmth for long days on empty beaches.

Natural features

Dewees Island shakes hands with the Atlantic

With the sprouting sawgrass of the Copahee Sound to its back, and wide channels of water encompassing it on the sides, Dewees Island has nothing to do but brace against the ocean. It's largely flat and waterlogged, with lovely winding creeks wiggling through its heart. Sand dunes also pop up here and there, hosting rare waterfowl and birds: Egrets; ospreys; hawks. Then the beaches take over from the palms and it turns to a beautiful stretch of powdery yellow sand that's washed by the waves.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dewees Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,143 vacation rentals near Dewees Island. From 611 Houses to 113 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dewees Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dewees Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dewees Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Charleston: 3,673 vacation rentals
  • Folly Beach: 2,805 vacation rentals
  • Isle of Palms: 2,195 vacation rentals
  • Sullivan's Island: 2,936 vacation rentals
  • Wild Dunes: 686 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dewees Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dewees Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dewees Island:

  • Charleston: 3,673 rentals
  • Folly Beach: 2,805 rentals
  • Isle of Palms: 2,195 rentals
  • Sullivan's Island: 2,936 rentals
  • Mount Pleasant: 2,992 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dewees Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Dewees Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wild Dunes Resort Golf Course: 3,022 rentals
  • Folly Beach Fishing Pier: 4,261 rentals
  • Morris Island Lighthouse: 4,265 rentals
  • Front Beach: 3,103 rentals
  • Shem Creek Park: 3,661 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dewees Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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