After boarding the Dewees Island Ferry, life decelerates to a pleasant, sea-breezy pace.
The ferry dock and Island Center is also home to the Nature Center, a reverse-osmosis water station, and plenty of golf-cart parking.
Of course, you can also ditch the carts and all cares and simply park in a hammock, savoring the serene marsh vistas.
Sally (left) and Claire (middle) make a pit stop at the Nature Center, featuring a touch-tank, a live turtle exhibition, and info on barrier island ecosystems, including gator orthopedics.
A sandy path leads to the island’s northern tip, where clamming adventures, and resulting muddy knees, await.
From ocean waves to impoundment paddling, Dewees offers refreshing watery fun.
Dense and oozy pluff mud holds dinner delicacies—abundant clams—rounded out with crabs caught at the impoundment dock
Natural views, also a Dewees delicacy, are plentiful from porches and the island’s casual and tree-tucked elevated homes