Bull Island

Bull Island

Located in Charleston County, SC.

5821 Highway 17 North
Awendaw, SC 29429


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Bull Island, also known as “Bulls Island”, is an undeveloped barrier island within the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. It was established in 1932 to help wildlife and to preserve their habitat. Numerous roads and trails provide opportunities for hiking and wildlife observation around the island.

Click here for more information about the ferry, which departs from Garris Landing. Visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/turtles/ for information about the sea turtles in the area, or take a look at http://www.seaturtle.org/.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Bull Creek
  • Jacks Creek
  • Summerhouse Pond

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Daylight hours

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

Other Fees

  • Ferry:
    • Children (ages 0 - 12), $20.00
    • Adults, $40.00

How to Get There

  • Take I-26 to exit #212 and go east on I-526 for 19.3 kilometers (12 miles). Exit onto US #17 north, then go northeast on US #17 for 17.4 km. (10.8 mi.). Turn right onto Sewee Road, go northeast 5.5 km. (3.4 mi.), then turn right onto Bull Island Road. Follow this road to Garris Landing. From here, you can take a ferry to Bull Island. See http://www.bullsislandferry.com/ for departure times, fares, etc.

Latitude 32.9089, Longitude -79.6131

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