The coast of Georgia has a number of beautiful beaches and islands which make for a perfect weekend or day trip. But there are shores off the coast of South Carolina just a hop, skip and a jump away from The Peach State worth exploring as well, especially when they're as affordable as this one. Daufuskie Island near Georgia is secluded, beautiful, and offers a whole day of fun.
The island is only accessible by boat, so you won't be seeing thousands of tourists hanging out on the beach when you show up.
The Daufuskie Island Ferry is what you'll want to take to get there. For an all-day round trip adventure, it's only $35.
You'll be able to relax on the ferry while feeling the cool ocean breeze through your hair. You can bring any beach necessities you may need, too.
You'll really feel like you're thousands of miles away from it all as soon as you dock at Daufuskie.
Kayaking tours, laying on the beach, shopping and grabbing a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants are just some of the things you can do on the island shores.
There are a few properties you can stay in as well if you want to turn your day trip into a weekend escape from the city. If you're staying overnight on the island, the ferry cost bumps up a smidge to $45 round trip.
The island features a few trails, a lighthouse and a museum you can explore when you're tired of the beach.
Before you leave, grabbing a bite to eat at the Old Daufuskie Crab Company is a must. There's also a famous outdoor bathtub that many visitors love to take photos in.
Bring a few friends, a few of your favorite drinks, and a towel, and you'll be set for a day at the beach and exploring this lush and scenic island.
Address: To ferry parking lot - Suite 102A, 1536 Fording Island Rd. (Hwy 278) Bluffton, GA
Why You Need To Go: This secluded island won't be too populated and you can spend the day taking in the sun and exploring the scenic views and fun it has to offer.
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