Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Daufuskie Island? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island?”
While South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island is practically shouting distance from Hilton Head, you probably won’t be able to hear anyone calling to you from the state’s more crowded shore over the soothing sounds of coastal breezes and stands of seagrass humming as they dance to wind’s tune. And even if you did, it’s doubtful you’d listen. Who would want to be pulled away from this peaceful little slip of sand in the Calibogue Sound that forms South Carolina’s southernmost inhabited sea island? It boasts acres of woodlands, wide marshes and seemingly untouched beaches. And natural beauty is just the beginning. The tiny island, accessible only by ferry, has local art and more than its fair share of Lowcountry history, too. For such a small spot, there’s a large amount to learn and see — that is, if you can overcome the urge to do nothing but sink into the island’s relaxed vibe.