WADMALAW ISLAND

Island Information for the Charleston SC Area

 

 

WADMALAW ISLAND

The Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in America, finds Wadmalaw provides the ideal conditions for growing tea. Located between Johns Island to the northeast and Edisto Island to the southwest, lies Wadmalaw. This island is considered the most untouched of the Charleston’s islands. There are rural roads meandering through farms, woodlands, marshes and produce stands. This island remains  rural, with farming, fishing, crabbing and shrimping by the locals. The development regulations for Wadmalaw are strict. The newly built homes are on large lots taking advantage of the waterways that criss-cross this island. There are no subdivisions or planned communities, just friendly neighbors. Wadmalaw Island is located generally to the southwest of Johns Island and more than halfway encircled by it and divided by various creeks and rivers.

The Gullah Festival is hosted here. This is a celebration of the traditional arts and crafts of the African American culture prevalent in Charleston. Wadmalaw is also home to a local vineyard that hosts special events throughout the year, inviting the public to tour their facilities.If you are looking for a private, slow paced way of life near or on the water, then Wadmalaw may be the place for you. The island's only connection to the mainland is via a bridge over Church Creek. The island is about 10 miles long by 6 miles wide

 

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