Explore Dewees Island
Charleston, SC

A private community dedicated to the preservation

and enjoyment of nature.


Dewees Island is a private, lightly developed island dedicated to environmental preservation. Residents live lightly on the land, taking only what they need for one meal and disturbing a minimal footprint. Located at the end of the largest stretch of undeveloped shoreline on the east coast, Dewees is peaceful and pristine.



Directions to Ferry

Satellite View of Dewees

Plats of Lots

Map of Dewees Island

Homes and Lots

Lot Number to Address

Dewees Island Map & Lot Numbers

Homes are in beige.
Lots are in blue.

Who are Dewees Island owners? Why did they choose Dewees?

There are 150 homesites on the island and 150 ways to be a Dewees Island Owner. Some folks live here full-time, taking the ferry and their own boat for work or school. Others are retirees who are drawn to the combination of quiet natural beauty and a pretty active social life. We can be alone on a beach watching baby turtles scurry toward the ocean, spend the day fishing with buddies on the dock, and finish the evening with a great meal in some of Charleston’s best restaurants. We invited some film-makers to come find out the answer to that question, and here is what they found:

A truly connected intergenerational community of lifelong learners

Even COVID-19 didn’t keep this community from connecting in special ways. From golf cart parades to tailgate sunsets to a socially distant halloween gathering to a turkey trot, we found ways to get together safely.