About dunes properties of Charleston

dunes properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with almost 80 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, 70 real estate agents and employees, four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.

Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


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A South Carolinian Respect for the Sea

A South Carolinian Respect for the Sea

You learn something new every day.  I just discovered that the State of South Carolina has a Marine Mammal Act. We are the only state that bans the capture of marine animals such as dolphins and whales. 

This Act was a product of outrage that occurred over 50 years over the capture of an albino dolphin nicknamed “Snowball” that was known to locals but eventually captured off the coast of St. Helena Sound. She was captured and taken to the Miami Seaquarium where she died a few years later from varous ailments, according to published reports. The sadness and anger that South Carolinians felt about losing a precious treasure from our sea resulted in the Marine Mammal Act. 

Now if you’ve read “The Prince of Tides” by  treasured South Carolinian Pat Conroy, you will have read about Snowball.  Reading that novel years ago, being unfamiliar with the story and the state, I thought it was bizarre Conroy included that subplot of the dolphin’s rescue. Afterr living here and discovering the true story of Snowball, I can understand why Conroy may have felt he needed to give the literary Snowball the happy ending she deserved in real life.

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