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The Nature of Lowcountry Living

Thanks to a community-wide commitment and thoughtful planning, once you cross our causeway, you’ll enter an island paradise that seamlessly blends into the surrounding landscape.  Our island was the very first community in South Carolina to be certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, and now more than 200 of our homeowners have had their homes individually certified as Backyard Habitats. Watching painted buntings and other wildlife in their backyards is a way of life for residents here. 

The Callawassie Island golf courses are a prime place to enjoy our native wood storks, herons, egrets, red-tailed hawks, and osprey. With wildlife inventories currently underway, Callawassie Island hopes to apply for and be awarded the Audubon Society’s eco-friendly golf course certification in the near  future.   

Preserving our environment isn’t just good for the wildlife, it’s good for us, too! Our wildlife habitat also serves as erosion control, a buffer against any high winds, a natural moderator of air temperature, and increases property values.

Experience our Natural beauty Through:

  • Kayaking. Our community docks enable residents to kayak around the island at any time.  To adventure with neighbors, join the Kayaking Club on one of their numerous outings throughout the year, exploring the ever-changing salt marshes and rivers.
  • Boating.  Our River Club dock has deep-water access to the Colleton River and Intracoastal Waterway.  The Sugar Mill Ruins dock allows creek access for smaller boats.  Property owners also have access to secure storage for trailered boats just outside the island's security gate.
  • Deep-sea fishing. The Atlantic Ocean is accessible from the adjoining Colleton River through Port Royal Sound.
  • Fishing, Crabbing, Shrimping.  Our tidal rivers, creeks, and freshwater ponds are home to some of the world's best inshore fishing.  Residents catch shrimp and crab right off the community docks.
  • Beaches.   Just a short drive from Callawassie Island are some of the state's most beautiful beaches.  World famous Hilton Head Island is nearby, and so is Hunting Island State Park, which is home to a pristine maritime beach, educational programs, and opportunities to volunteer in several environmental programs.