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Breathe, and indulge in life's simple pleasures

The Dunlin welcomes you to experience the outdoor bliss of coastal living in Charleston's Sea Islands

Journey just 20 miles from Charleston to Johns Island and the banks of the Kiawah River – the coastal home of The Dunlin, named after our beautiful local shorebird. We welcome you to breathe in the sea air, surrender to sunny days and starry nights dictated by the simple pleasures of nature's rhythms. Get lost, physically and metaphorically, along our labyrinthine paths through the marshland or in a good book whilst sitting on a wicker rocking chair on your wooden porch, cocktail in hand. This here is a peaceful life, marked by conversation with extended family and friends, farm-fresh Southern cooking, and the whistles of Carolina wren in the distance. Welcome.
Tree-lined street with white houses
Read More

Breathe, and indulge in life's simple pleasures

The Dunlin welcomes you to experience the outdoor bliss of coastal living in Charleston's Sea Islands

Journey just 20 miles from Charleston to Johns Island and the banks of the Kiawah River – the coastal home of The Dunlin, named after our beautiful local shorebird. We welcome you to breathe in the sea air, surrender to sunny days and starry nights dictated by the simple pleasures of nature's rhythms. Get lost, physically and metaphorically, along our labyrinthine paths through the marshland or in a good book whilst sitting on a wicker rocking chair on your wooden porch, cocktail in hand. This here is a peaceful life, marked by conversation with extended family and friends, farm-fresh Southern cooking, and the whistles of Carolina wren in the distance. Welcome.

The enchanting effect of Southern living

Check into one of our 72 guest rooms and suites to experience the charm of Southern living. The Dunlin welcomes with a peaceful feel and a cottage-inspired aesthetic, featuring white-washed rooms and honey oak floors with mint green accents and textural linen fabrics. Outside, generous porches are the perfect place for morning coffee or a nightcap, offering a sublime oasis in the marshlands with expansive riverfront views.


A joyful celebration of soulful Southern cooking

Food at The Dunlin is a gratifying tribute to Southern cuisine, featuring three distinct dining options. Spotlighting the bounty of the surrounding land, colorful and seasonal fruits and vegetables shine in simple and wholesome preparations. Neighboring farms provides eggs, cheese, and more, while the sea offers delicious oysters, buckets of clams, fresh flounder, and blue crabs. This soulful comfort food is appealing to every palette: perch up at the bar or pull up a chair in our signature restaurant, and enjoy.

Let the good times roll

Each distinct venue makes The Dunlin an ideal host for every type of gathering, from intimate proposals to destination weddings to cosmic milestone celebrations. Our venues offer a picture-perfect backdrop for any social affair, big or small. Coastal charm meets renowned Southern hospitality, making each event one to remember.

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