Minutes from Everywhere, Yet an Island Apart
Callawassie Island is located in the heart of the South Carolina lowcountry, surrounded by charming villages, vibrant cities, historic attractions, universities, entertainment, beaches, shopping, and excellent healthcare.
Beaufort, South Carolina
Located on one of the largest Sea Islands along the southeast Atlantic coast, Beaufort is just 15 minutes northeast of Callawassie Island. Visitors to Beaufort enjoy its quaint downtown, which is designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a historic district. Stately homes reflecting antebellum architecture, art galleries, antique shops, fine dining, and a riverfront park make Beaufort a destination rich in history and culture.
Only 30 minutes from Callawassie Island, its stunning beauty and old-world charm are the backdrop to an elegant Historic District and a festive River Street. First-class restaurants, sophisticated art galleries, and picturesque squares make Savannah a popular destination for those who want to experience gracious southern living. Savannah's international airport makes Callawassie Island accessible from points all over the world.
Hilton Head Island
The world-renowned resort is just 35 minutes from Callawassie Island. It is known for its sandy beaches with easy public access, resort dining, shopping, and entertainment. It is home to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and is rich in local Gullah history. The nationally known Harbour Town Golf Links is home to the PGA's annual Heritage Golf Tournament.
Bluffton, South Carolina
Located 15 minutes along the scenic route to Hilton Head Island, Bluffton offers many delights for the traveler, including a historic Old Town, a thriving artistic community, a delightful farmer's market. There is also a multitude of fine restaurants and shopping opportunities - including the popular Tanger Outlets.
Charleston is the gem of the South. From the brightly colored houses of Rainbow Row on The Battery to historic Fort Sumter, from the French Quarter to the Old Market, from the shopping mecca of King Street to the South Carolina Aquarium, and from fine dining to fine art, every visitor will find something of interest. Less than two hours from Callawassie Island, Charleston is an easy and rewarding day trip.
Hunting Island is South Carolina's most popular state park. This semi-tropical barrier island draws an array of wildlife, including loggerhead sea turtles, barracudas, sea horses, alligators, pelicans, and dolphins. Visitors love its five miles of natural beach, thousands of acres of marsh. Adding to the natural history of the island is a publicly accessible, historic, 170-foot lighthouse.