Capers Island is a quaint, undeveloped South Carolina barrier island about 15 miles from Charleston, located between the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Dewees Island, almost 3 miles from the mainland. About 3 miles long, it is accessible only by boat. It includes 214 acres of beach, 850 acres of maritime uplands, 1,090 acres of salt marsh, and more than 100 acres of brackish water land. The island is part of the 60-mile-long stretch of the coast that is protected from any type of development and owned by the state or federal government. The island is famous for a beach called the “bone-yard” because of the old tree stumps and skeletons that have bleached by the sun. The beach is a popular destination for photographers and beach combers. The island is full of wildlife, such as deer, raccoons, and loggerhead turtles, and there is an abundance of birds that thrive in the unspoiled and untouched wilderness.
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