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Daufuskie Island, SC


Guide to attractions and things to do on Daufuskie Island, SC when visiting the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island, SC.



Daufuskie Island is the southernmost barrier island in South Carolina, and is located between Hilton Head, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. The Island can be accessed only by passenger ferry or private boat. The Island has a rich history, most recently as the site of Pat Conroy's teaching experiences that were the basis of his first novel The Water is Wide and the motion picture Conrack.

Discover the beach paradise you've been searching for. Set against a magnificent backdrop of unspoiled beaches and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find undisturbed natural beaches and the remnants of the exclusive Daufuskie Island Resort, which unfortunately succombed to the changing tides of economic realities and closed its doors for good circa 2005. Daufuskie is home to a few permanent residents who stayed behind, as well as authentic ancestors of Gullah inhabitants who continue their precious culture and traditional way of life. If you're looking to get away from civilization, if only for a little while, Daufuskie Island offers the adventurous a remarkable step back in time.

Located across from Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina is a scenic ferry ride from our Embarkation Center on Hilton Head Island. Located 50 minutes by ferry to Savannah, Georgia or 45 minutes by car to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).
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Daufuskie Island Attractions

Bloody Point Golf Club & Resort

56 Fuskie Ln
Daufuskie Island, SC 29915

Elegant resort destination features regional seafood and Southern-style cuisine in a relaxed setting.

Discover Daufuskie Island

1080 Haig Point Rd
Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
(843) 940-7704

Embarcadero Daufuskie SC

5-, 9 Haig Point Ct
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Tour Daufuskie

Daufuskie Island, SC
(843) 842-9449

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

70 Honey Horn Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 681-7066

Daufuskie Island Tours

18 Simmons Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 342-8687

Melrose Resort

53 Avenue of Oaks
Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
(843) 341-2922

Daufuskie Island Rum Company

270 Haig Point Rd
Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
(843) 342-4786

FirstUnion African Baptist Church

Daufuskie Island, SC 29915

The development of First Union African Baptist Church, now listed as an historical landmark, began in 1879 when John I. Stoddard divided the Mary Field plantation into lots and sold 12 acres to former slaves for the purpose of building a church and developing a cemetery. The land was purchased in 1881 for $82 and the first church was built. The original church building burned in 1884 and was subsequently rebuilt.

From the early 1900's through the 1930's the church building supported worship service as well as a schoolhouse for the island's children. From 1916 to the 1920's Reverend Richard Thomas, a visiting preacher from Savannah, would come once a month to serve communion at the church and at the same time administer a spelling bee for the school children.

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