Bulls Bay Historic Passage


A healthy rural community deeply rooted in its long history, in harmony with and enriched by the extraordinary natural resources that surround it.

There’s a pristine stretch of wildlife refuge and national forest encompassing thousands of acres of beautiful barrier islands and long leaf pines along the Carolina Coast.  It’s a special place called Bulls Bay. 
It lies in a historic passage where the Sewee and Santee Native Americans lived and where the Shrimping and Crabbing Villages of McClellanville and Awendaw now exist.


Beautiful Plantations, ancient Live oak trees draped with Spanish moss, historic churches, museums and artisan gift shops are just a few of the treasures one will find.    
It’s become the “Nature-Based Tourism” destination in South Carolina where fishing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, birding, and wildlife viewing is at its best. 
Enjoy local and fresh shrimp, oysters and clams grown right in the bay and served in our local area restaurants or come to our famous Low Country Shrimp, Blue Crab or “Taste of Bulls Bay” Festival to enjoy even more.
Come spend a day or overnight in a waterfront home or cabin.  Explore miles of trails on land and water to see what everyone is talking about! 

You can find even more information at the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and East Coast Greenway.

A huge thank you to Arthur Ellis Photography and Ben Sumrell Photography, who graciously provided many of the stunning pictures on this site.