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What’s Happening on Dewees Post-4th

Dear Community,

We hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th of July on Dewees! We were delighted to see our owners, guests and families come together for special events and making new friends and building memories. 

Haley Jackson, Turtle Intern, Joey Riser, Mate, Thornton Lacy, Captain, and Katherine Powell, Dunes Properties Intern (pictured below) were decked out in their red, white and blue and in high spirits yesterday while celebrating America!










Yesterday, our staff and ferries transported a total of 182 passengers! Ferry traffic remains busy as folks depart the island post-holiday. We anticipate more high traffic this Saturday from 10:30a.m. – 4:00p.m., and again on Sunday morning until 2:00p.m.

We’d also like you to be aware that we have a barge tomorrow, Friday, July 6, and will have trucks and heavy equipment on the island from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Sunday, July 8, there will be a small wedding ceremony at Ancient Dunes beach around 10:30a.m. The wedding party will make their way to the Huyler House for a private brunch reception from 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

We hope y’all enjoy the rest of your week! Have fun and be safe!


Special Book Club – July 12

Please join us on Thursday, July 12 for a special book club including conversations with Susan Boyer, author of a series of mysteries set on a ferry access island called Stella Maris, which is located just north of the Isle of Palms and the ferry loads at 41st street. 

This will be Susan’s first visit to Dewees, and she’s looking forward to seeing the real island and meeting with us for a discussion on her Lowcountry series.

We’ll meet at 6:30 in the Huyler House.  Bring your own beverage and a snack to share.

Her latest novel, Lowcountry Bookshop, is the seventh in her award-winning series starring Liz Talbot, a detective who lives on the island and solves mysteries all over the Charleston area. Click here to get to her author page where you can read more and purchase her books.

Planning Ahead for the Week of the 4th

Dear Owners,

The Community is looking forward to a fun week ahead and celebrating Independence Day! We have a lot of exciting events planned throughout the week, including Bubber’s Beach Run and Brunch on Tuesday, July 3, and the Traditional Golf Cart Parade & Ice Cream on Wednesday, July 4. To view the full schedule of events and details, click on our Owners Activities Calendar.

Understanding the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, we expect both weekends to be busy on the island and the ferries. Below are a few things we’d like you to know, and some helpful reminders to ensure our owners, families and friends have an enjoyable holiday week.

  •          We will be running a 1:00p.m. ferry on Wednesday, July 4th. The ferry will resume its regular schedule all other days.
  •          The pool will be open daily next week. Bring your sunscreen and stay hydrated!
  •          We anticipate the ferries to be very busy between 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. on Saturday and mid-afternoon on Sunday with guests and paying guests arriving to the island. Be sure to plan ahead and call ahead! Always call the ferry at least 10 minutes to the hour when leaving the island at 843.568.3990.
  •          Give yourself plenty of travel time when arriving and departing the island. Please arrive to the marina at least 10-15 minutes before boarding the ferry to Dewees. This helps the Captain decide which vessel to use depending on number of passengers/luggage.
  •          Pack light and pack your patience. Be mindful of your neighbors when loading luggage carts. Use loading carts efficiently and minimally (one cart per family).
  •             Be responsible with our community shuttle carts. Shuttle carts may be used for up to one hour, which provides ample time to drive to your residence to retrieve your cart and then return the shuttle cart to the dock. 
  •          Educate your guests. Dewees Island is a beautiful and unique experience – take the time to help those who have never been here before and inform them about the etiquette of Dewees Island.
  •         Use designated Trash & Recycling areas at Public Works Waste Disposal Area. For more information on proper recycling, clickhere. 
  •          Make sure your boat has a visible Dewees Island decal! No boat sticker – no dock. Contact Catherine at 843.568.3992 to register your vessel and receive a boat sticker. Public Safety will enforce removal of unidentified vessels. Docking on POA docks is for owner use only. 
  •          Leave Only Footprints. Respect our wildlife and environment.
  •         Our Public Safety Department is available 24/7 and can be reached at 843.296.4952 if you need any assistance.

We thank you for your help in advance and wish you all a fun, safe and memorable Independence Day! God Bless America!