Haig Point, the only private community in Daufuskie Island South Carolina, has received national attention from various media outlets. Below you'll find a list of recent articles.

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The Most Underrated Islands in the U.S.

This car-free historic island off Hilton Head was once considered the Martha’s Vineyard of the South. Now it’s far more accessible, and you can stay right on one of its beautiful beaches in either a converted mansion or an old lighthouse. It's also an outpost of Gullah, a rare African-derived culture cultivated by emancipated slaves who moved to the remote barrier islands. Continue Reading...

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America's Most Amazing Island Getaways

There's good reason A-listers like John Mellencamp choose to retreat to the idyllic shores of Daufuskie Island. During your trip, be sure to spend some quality-time unwinding at Calibogue Club at Haig Point (pictured), perched on the Calibogue Sound — you can book a stay in the private community through their "Discovery Experience." Continue Reading...


Top 50 Lighthouses in the USA (#41)

Our country’s history of helping sailors navigate North American waters dates all the way back to 1673, when, according to the United States Lighthouse Society, a beacon was hoisted in Nantasket (now Hull), Massachusetts, fueled by “fier-bales of pitch and ocum” in an iron basket at its base. Continue Reading...

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Island Life

Melissa and Opie are ready to ditch the Atlanta city life for a quiet place to raise their two young kids. They fell in love with Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, during a road trip and knew it was the perfect place to put down their family's roots.  Watch Now!

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Daufuskie Island: South Carolina’s Island Oasis

The coast of South Carolina offers several appealing options for vacation getaways such as Charleston, Folly Beach, Hilton Head and Edisto Beach but one of the state’s best-kept secrets is Daufuskie Island, which is only accessible by ferry. Continue Reading...

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Domestic Bliss: 9 Vacation-Worthy American Islands

For a weekend retreat in South Carolina, take an hour and a half ferry ride from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island. A total of 10 square miles and no cars allowed on-island, golf carts are used as a primary mode of transport. Continue Reading...

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Daufuskie Island: An Idyllic Spot With a Stormy History

There’s no grocery store, hospital or police station on Daufuskie, a small island off the coast of South Carolina where the total full-time population is about 400. People wave to each other as they zip around on golf carts, some on their way to get free eggs at the community farm. Eagles fly overhead, and dolphins arch from the water as if on cue. The social epicenter is a honky-tonk bar and restaurant called Marshside Mama’s, where residents come to drink and dance. Continue Reading...

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Daufuskie Island, SC

This one dates back to 1873 and, together with the Strachan Mansion, which was built in 1910, is part of the historic private community Haig Point. Continue Reading...

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Oh, Carolina! 

While New Yorkers and other East Coasters are just catching on, Atlantans have known for quite some time that the ultimate luxury in rest and relaxation comes from a sunset overlooking a low country marsh.  Here are four spots in South Carolina to consider. Continue Reading...

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Best Boating Community

Wilmington, NC - ideal-LIVING magazine announces the 2nd Annual “The Best of the Best” in towns and residential communities in its Summer 2017 edition. These awards will also be posted at www.ideal-LIVING.com/2017BestoftheBest.

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The Best Golf Courses in South Carolina

We rank the top venues in South Carolina (2017-'18) Continue Reading...

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Hospitality and black history in the Deep South

A new direct flight makes it easy for Canadians to sample the cuisine, tennis courts, bike trails and other delights of Hilton Head and its sister island, Daufuskie – and to experience a profoundly important part of African-American culture, Bert Archer writes. Continue Reading...

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5 Beach Towns Worth Visiting

As far as where to stay, the island has a number of rental homes to book. But a favorite is the Lighthouse in the private Haig Point enclave. Built in 1872, the rental was the setting for a real-life love story and now is one of the most sought-after accommodations overlooking Calibogue Sound. Continue Reading...

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As a die-hard northerner, I wasn’t expecting to be mesmerized by the seductive beauty and rich culture of the area quite so quickly. To experience portions of the island on horseback was an added bonus.  Continue Reading...


Editor’s Escape: Exploring the “Island with No Bridge”

My family has been visiting Hilton Head Island for a better part of 25 years, and ferrying over to Daufuskie Island for the day has long been on our “we need to do this” list. We just never made it happen. Last weekend, we finally got to check it out. Why, oh why did we wait so long? Continue Reading...

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Imagine saying “I do” on an isolated island, surrounded by the sounds of nature and majestic wildlife, nestled among moss-draped oaks without the sound of a single car in the distance. Just off the coast of South Carolina, Haig Point near Hilton Head is the “island with no bridge,” so it’s only accessible by ferry, making it a truly peaceful, secluded oasis. Continue Reading...

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Daufuskie Island a World Apart

Accessible only by boat and with a full-time population of just over 400 people, Daufuskie Island is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the Southeastern coast. Continue Reading...

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Get off the beaten path and head to the South's Lowcountry

But if you want to unravel the region’s mysteries, you’ll have to venture beyond Hilton Head, the South Carolina tourist mecca partway between the two cities. Continue Reading...

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10 Honeymoon Destinations if You're on a Budget

There may not be a better place to unwind from hectic wedding festivities than on Daufuskie Island. Continue Reading...

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9 Secret U.S. Islands You've Never Heard Of — But You Should Visit

This island is located just off the coast of Hilton Head, South Carolina. On Daufuskie Island, Haig Point, a luxury community, is only accessible by ferry, as there is no bridge to connect the island to the mainland. No cars are allowed on the island, making for a quiet atmosphere with golf carts and bicycles being the only mode of transportation. Continue Reading...

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10 Honeymoon Destinations if You're on a Budget

There may not be a better place to unwind from hectic wedding festivities than on Daufuskie Island. Continue Reading...

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RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing (During Live Telecast on CBS)

"Right across the Calibogue Sound is Daufuskie Island and Haig Point..."

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Casual Elegance; Haig Point | Daufuskie Island South Carolina

Historic Daufuskie Island, with over three miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, is South Carolina’s southernmost sea island and home to the private community and club of Haig Point.

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5 Under-the-Radar Island Escapes the Whole Family Can Enjoy

If you've ever come away from an overcrowded island resort feeling like you need another vacation, these five under-the-radar destinations are calling for you. Our advice? Let them.  Continue Reading...


Hidden gems to discover around the USA

For a hidden gem of a secret island off the coast of Hilton Head in South Carolina, take the short ferry ride to Daufuskie Island, just offshore. You’ll have the white sand beaches almost entirely to yourself here.  Continue Reading...

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Historic Daufuskie Island, with over three miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, is South Carolina’s southernmost sea island and home to the private community and club of Haig Point.  Continue Reading...

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Beachfront Bargain Hunt

A Couple Explores Daufuskie In Hopes of Finding a Beach House Big Enough for Their Large Family.  Watch Now!

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It's an island you have seen countless times, sitting invitingly across Calibogue Sound from Harbour Town, during television coverage of the RBC Heritage tournament.  Continue Reading...

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Trip Dispatch: At Haig Point on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, they live and play by a different set of rules

On one of the most unique locations in the world is home to one of the most uncommon golf courses: the Rees Jones Signature Course at Haig Point Club, located just across the Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island and Harbour Town Golf Links.  Continue Reading...

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The Secret South Carolina Paradise

Few have heard of the island with a no-car policy. Lush, untouched low country landscape and Southern charm, it comes off as the land time forgot.

But while it flies under most people’s radar, Haig Point on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina quietly became a haven for C-Level executives. Continue Reading...

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The Island with No Bridge

Pat Conroy’s Daufuskie Island offers an old-fashioned coastal retreat Continue Reading...

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34 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

At less than 10 square miles, this tiny island is where you should go to clear your head. Accessible by ferry only, the no-car zone is a secluded and calming oasis for the solo traveler. Continue Reading...


Where to Go On Your Cute-Ass Romantic Fall Vacation

There are a lot of dreamy little details about Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, that scream romance. First of all, you have to take a ferry to get there. There isn’t even a bridge! Very cute.  Continue Reading...

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30 Secret Island Escapes Around the World

This island with no bridge, no cars and no crowds is a unique destination for a family beach getaway. Located between Hilton Head, SC, and Savannah, GA; deeply rooted in area Gullah culture, it's accessible by boat only, making it a truly secluded oasis.  Continue Reading...

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Escape to Haig Point for a day of golf in a natural setting

There’s something magical and soothing about spending a day on a small island. Even if Haig Point on Daufuskie Island is just across Calibogue Sound from Harbour Town, and a quick 40-minute ferry ride from the Embarkation Dock near Palmetto Bay, it feels like it is a world away from the hustle, bustle and stress of everyday life. Continue Reading...

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Discover Haig Point on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Imagine waking up on a quaint island, nestled among moss-draped oaks with oceanfront views of the ever-blue Calibogue Sound, without a single sound of a car in the distance. Continue Reading...

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How to Do a Weekend on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

When you think of an island off of the coast of South Carolina, you probably think: Hilton Head. And so do hundreds of thousands of other tourists, especially in the summertime. If you want to get away from the crowds, I’ll let you in on a secret island that’s a little bit harder to get to (there’s no bridge) and is practically deserted, but still has luxury amenities–it’s Daufuskie Island. Continue Reading...

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Haig Point Club will host the 2017 Adult Tennis Championships, a series of three one-day tournaments, April 7-9.  Continue Reading...

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15 Gorgeous Photos of Daufuskie Island, the Timeless Vacation Spot You Never Heard Of

White-sand beaches, swaying palms, ancient oaks draped with moss and rustic homes steeped in history—these are just a few of the things waiting for you on one of America’s most beautiful islands. Even better? It’s located just off the coast of South Carolina. And while there are no bridges connecting Daufuskie Island to the mainland, the ferry ride is well worth the trip. Here, 15 beautiful photos that will make you want to schedule one last summer getaway.  Continue Reading...

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Daufuskie Island, SC: A Retreat Away From the World

While the other side of the island is more rustic, you’ll find this members-only gated community of barefoot luxury a truly high-end hideaway spot.  Continue Reading...

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Haig Point: Keeping Up With Low Country Tradition

Welcome to the Low Country. Here, in the deep southern reaches of South Carolina, tangled rivers and waterways slowly crawl toward the Atlantic, carving out a landscape of marshes and majestic sea islands.  Continue Reading...

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Life’s (Not) a Beach

While the oceanside settings may seem like agronomic nirvana, coastal courses come with their own unique challenges to troubleshoot and overcome.  Continue Reading...

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Equestrian Dream Job: Life at the Haig Point Equestrian Center

A childhood fantasy of working with horses became a reality for Haig Point Equestrian Center Director Rachel Allen.  Continue Reading...

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Escape from New York - Because even the most loyal New Yorker needs to flee the greatest city on earth sometimes.

Take a ferry to Daufuskie Island to experience the untainted tract of deep forests, empty
beaches and rustic trails. Explore it on horseback with The Equestrian Center at Haig Point  Continue Reading...

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The remote car-less Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, is another option where Haig Point luxury accommodation options include an antique-filled mansion or a charming 1873 Lighthouse—incredibly private and historic—overlooking the Calibogue Sound. Nearby you can bike to a rum distillery, winery, art gallery, museum and quaint restaurants.

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Valentine's Day Getaways Active Couples Will Love

This island is truly secluded. Cars aren't allowed, and there's no bridge to the island, so you'll need to take a ferry over, then get around by bike. Want even more privacy? Book your stay at the 1873 Lighthouse, and you'll have the place all to yourself.  Continue Reading...

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Escape to this secluded natural island in South Carolina

There's a place off the coast of South Carolina--a hidden gem, a best-kept secret. A place that encompasses all the cliches for places that have yet to be discovered by a wider audience. Daufuskie Island may fit the bill, but it is anything but a cliche.  Continue Reading...

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Daufuskie Island, A Step Back in Time

Dubbed "the island without a bridge," Daufuskie Island is a Southern gem rich in Civil War and Gullah history.  Echoes of the tiny isle's cultural heritage resonate in its abandoned tabby ruins, old Gullah homes and churches, and lighthouses, as well as the slower pace that pervades contemporary island life.  Continue Reading...

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9 lighthouses you can actually stay in

This lighthouse sits in the swanky golf resort at Haig Point, where guests can spend their nights before hitting one of the top golf courses in the state. The lighthouse was built in 1873 not far from Hilton Head, originally constructed to help guide ships safely between Point Royal Harbor and the Savannah River.  Continue Reading...

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Amazing US Islands to Escape to Now

A world away from other busy tourist destinations down South, Daufuskie Island is a quiet getaway free of cars and the commotion of everyday life. With three miles of beachfront and no bridge to the mainland, it’s no wonder Pat Conroy took inspiration from this little slice of paradise for his book “The Water is Wide.”  Continue Reading...

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Heaven on Earth

Daufuskie Island is a secret paradise. This tiny barrier island with only about 400 residents is tucked between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC.  Continue Reading...

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