One of our favorite Edisto Island communities is Big Island, which is accessed via a one mile scenic and private causeway across the marsh. Formerly a part of Shellhouse Plantation, Big Island offers homes and lots with deep water access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. By car or boat, Big Island is less than five miles to Edisto Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Big Island is a fisherman’s paradise offering fantastic fishing and crabbing from your own dock or the endless creeks that begin at your back door. Like to fish offshore? Leave Big Island in the morning and you can be in the Atlantic Ocean in less than twenty minutes. Rather stay at home? Garden in your oversized yard, watch the painted buntings arrive each spring, and enjoy unrivaled peace, quiet, tranquility, and nature’s beauty.