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Sandy Island, South CarolinaPhotos, maps and news from Sandy Island, South Carolina.Updated February 10, 2018.

Sandy Island is the name of a small unincorporated community in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and a larger island between the Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers that has been preserved as a refuge and nature center. The island is about 9,000 acres (36 km²) of a prehistoric sand dune. It is bounded east and west by the rivers, on the north by Bull Creek, and on the south by Thoroughfare Creek. The northern part of the island is higher and is mostly a longleaf pine forest, which provides a refuge for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and numerous other species of plants and animals. About 9,000 acres (36 km²) of the island has been purchased by The Nature Conservancy for permanent protection from development. On the southern, lower end of the island are the remnants of old rice plantations, with the watergates and earthwork canals, built by African slaves skilled in rice culture. Such development was used to manage the water supply for irrigating the rice fields. A small community in the south is made up of a few families who are descendants of former slaves. The island is only accessible by boat, and workers and school children commute to the mainland daily for work and school. Because of its resources, the island is regularly visited by naturalists, planters, archaeologists and geologists. Brookgreen Gardens runs daily "scenic" boat rides close to the island. Tours of the southern end are available by private tour company.

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Sandy Island - Sandy Island South Carolina SC. Sandy Island Ferry.
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Sandy Island Preserve | The Nature Conservancy. Sandy Island.
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South Carolina: The Story of Sandy Island | The Nature Conservancy. Sandy Island Slideshow 8.
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Sandy Island - Sandy Island South Carolina SC. Sandy Island School Boat.
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Sandy Island - Sandy Island South Carolina SC. Sandy Island Cultural Center.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Scenic cruise down the river by some of the homes on Sandy Island, SC.
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Sandy Island - Sandy Island South Carolina SC. Sandy Island Schoolhouse.
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Sandy Island - Sandy Island South Carolina SC. Sandy Island Pyatt's General Store.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Sandy Island School Bus Boat.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Photo Tour of Sandy Island.
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Secluded Sandy Island deeply rooted in Gullah Geechee culture .... Sandy Island allows those that will to enjoy a slower way of life. (Source.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Old School House.
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Myrtle Beach SC | Island Life | Grand Strand Magazine. Island Life.
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South Carolina: Improving Access to Sandy Island Preserve | The .... Improving Access at Sandy Island Preserve.
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Sandy Island - Sandy Island South Carolina SC. Sandy Island Bed And Breakfast.
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South Carolina: The Story of Sandy Island | The Nature Conservancy. Sandy Island Slideshow 6.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Front Porch of Abandoned Home on Sandy Island.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. View from Sandy Island.
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MLS 1512193 - Not within a Subdivision tbd Sandy Island, Pawleys .... MLS 1512193 - Not within a Subdivision tbd Sandy Island, Pawleys Island - Property for Sale.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Sandy Island Tour Boat.
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Photo Tour of Sandy Island - lowcountryphotos. Tour boat to get to Sandy Island.
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Myrtle Beach SC | Island Life | Grand Strand Magazine. 12 Images.