Daufuskie Island, SC, USA

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Daufuskie Island, SC, USA

Daufuskie Island vacation rentals

Daufuskie Island is a semitropical paradise

One of South Carolina’s sea islands, Daufuskie Island faces out onto the aquamarine Atlantic Ocean, and boasts over 3 miles of gold-white beachfront. The island’s dedicated environmental preserves overflow with a lush array of flora and fauna, and its historic district celebrates authentic Gullah culture – its West African heritage – through architectural marvels and museums. The range of Daufuskie Island vacation rentals are bound to please, whether you’re looking for a fully-fledged golf resort getaway, a quiet beachfront cottage, or a historic home.

Out and about on Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island has no shortage of outdoor activities. Sun worshippers can spend their Daufuskie Island vacation lounging on its soft, stretching sands, or taking a dip in the warm and rejuvenating Atlantic Ocean waters. More energetic outdoor adventurers can rent bikes and cruise around the island’s leafy, shaded trails, or rent kayaks and jet skis for wild water rides along the Intracoastal Waterway – a stretch of glistening water separating the island from the mainland. Anglers can enjoy deep-water fishing excursions, while sports fans can tee-off on lushly green 18-hole golf courses, accompanied by ocean views.

Captivating culture and magical wildlife on Daufuskie Island

If you can bear leaving the blissful comfort of your Daufuskie Island vacation rental for a day, venture to the Historical Foundation and get to grips with the local culture. The Foundation encompasses restored early 20th-century historic buildings and the Billy Burn Museum – which is full of photographs, ancient Native American artefacts, and military memorabilia – to paint a picture of the island’s rich heritage. Nature enthusiasts, meanwhile, can visit Hunting Island State Park – north of the island – a 5,000 acre semitropical eden composed of marshland, forest, and beachfront, and housing alligators, turtles, and deer.

Year-round sun on Daufuskie island

Daufuskie Island enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with long sun-blushed summers – accented with soft sea breezes – and a sunny winter season that rarely gets uncomfortably cold. The winter runs from mid-November to mid-March, when temperatures hover around the 55 degree mark – during this season, you can find great deals on Daufuskie Island vacation rentals. The summer spans from May to September, during which time temperatures can soar to 90 degrees and above. If that sounds a little too hot, travel to Daufuskie Island in the milder months of April or October.

Flora and fauna on Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island is awash with arching Live Oak – draped with Spanish moss – red-kissed Acer trees, and towering gold-leafed Magnolias. This abundance of greenery flourishes across the whole island, but is especially prevalent at its western end. Daufuskie is also home to unique wildlife, such as the bald eagle and rare orange-brown fox squirrel. The island’s surrounding South Carolina landscape is flush with nature parks and reserves – such as Tybee National Wildlife Refuge to the south, Hunting Island State Park to the north, and the enormous Savannah National Wildlife Refuge to the west.