Dataw Island is one of 64 significant islands to be found in Beaufort County. It is:
6 miles east of Beaufort, South Carolina
10 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and Hunting Island State Park
39 miles north of Hilton Head Island, SC
52 miles north of Savannah, GA
75 miles south of Charleston, SC
Dataw is bounded by the Morgan River to the north and Jenkins Creek to the east, south and west and is 3 miles south of the Intracoastal Waterway
Commercial air service is available at Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport and Charleston International Airport
Beaufort County Airport in Beaufort provides general aviation services
With average yearly temperatures of 65 degrees and 230 long, lazy days of sunshine, it’s easy to understand why the enviable location of Dataw Island offers an irresistible appeal to those in search of a temperate climate combined with the variety of four unmistakable seasons.
Six miles west of Dataw Island is the town of Beaufort, a classic southern town, reminiscent of a quieter Charleston before the rest of the world discovered it. The historic district of Beaufort, a National historical Landmark, has retained its antebellum charm while developing a cosmopolitan appreciation for the arts, more frequently found in more largely populated towns.
Ten miles east of Dataw Island is Hunting Island State Park and the Atlantic Ocean. The park offers four miles of uncrowded beach and a 5,000 acre maritime forest which is home to many species of birds and animals.