Dewees Island, South Carolina, USA

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Dewees Island, South Carolina, USA

Dewees Island vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.