If you’re ready for a real retreat, far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to wander into town for a meal or a little shopping, Dewees Island is for you. This relaxing and beautiful island is just a short ferry ride from the Isle of Palms, near Charleston, SC. With no restaurants or stores, no cars or stoplights, Dewees is a slow-moving, nature-lover’s paradise. The wild, expansive beach offers an almost private experience unlike any other on the Charleston Coast. This is a place to relax and unwind, to enjoy fishing, crabbing, kayaking, and exploring the abundance of beach and forest terrain. Dewees is full of Lowcountry wildlife, and it is not uncommon to share your vacation with dolphins, turtles, eagles, and an enormous variety of sea and marsh birds. It feels quite remote, but the ferry ride is just 20 minutes from the Isle of Palms, which keeps you close enough to the shops, restaurants, and activities of Charleston to round out your vacation beautifully.