Daufuskie Island is a relatively small Island located approximately halfway between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Hilton Head Island is located in South Carolina, and Savanna is located in Georgia. From the South Beach area of Hilton Head, it is possible to see both Savannah and Daufuskie Island. Daufuskie Island itself is approximately five miles long and 2.5 miles wide. It has several miles of beachfront, making it an attractive location for residents and visitors alike. It is also very close to the Calibogue Sound, which is located in Harbour Town. It is also situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, which means that there are lots of boats and kayaks that pass through the area regularly.
Daufuskie Island is a very small island, particularly when compared to Hilton Head, so the population is not significant. It has been estimated that between 500 and 600 people live on the island throughout the year. It is a census-designated place, so the population is counted from time to time. Even though there are only a few hundred people that live on the island during the entire year, there are lots of visitors who visit the island, particularly between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Even though there are people who take boats or swim to the island, it is not possible to access the island via car. It requires a ferry or barge for people to get there.
There are lots of reasons why people come to visit Daufuskie Island. There are two resorts on the island, making it a popular location for vacationers. They include Melrose Resort and Bloody Point Resort. There is also a very strong residential community in the area, so lots of people rent out villas and vacation homes. It is also home to a very prestigious, wealthy community. It is called the Haig Point Community, and it has its own ferry service to Hilton Head. It also has a very large championship golf course, an equestrian center, and a tennis center. Because of all of the amenities available on the island, it is becoming a major tourist destination, particularly for those who are looking for an alternative to the development of Hilton Head.
Technically, the water is warm enough to swim in during the entire year, but it is most comfortable during the summer. Generally, the water starts to warm up in June, and it will remain warm through October. After the calendar turns to October, the water begins to cool off again. There are lots of dolphins that swim off the coast of Daufuskie Island, which is a major attraction for tourists. There are also lots of people who like to wade in the water off the coast of Daufuskie Island because there are a lot of sand dollars to be uncovered. People swim in the water during the entire year.