Summer's Bend on the Ashley - Charleston, SC

Ashley RiversAshley River

Named after one of the Lord's Proprietors granted charter to the Carolina Colony, the Ashley River flows 36 miles to the famed Charleston Harbor. This relatively undisturbed tidal ecosystem claims unparalleled historic significance and natural resource value. Twenty-six sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places lie along its banks. Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site dates back to 1697 and lies on the upper section of the Ashley River, designated as part of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. Drayton Hall, (circa 1738) is the only plantation home on the river to survive intact both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The adjoining Magnolia Plantation & Gardens has been in the same family since 1671 and is America's oldest romantic garden. Middleton Place, which can be seen from Summer’s Bend, is the nation’s oldest landscaped gardens, laid out in 1741. The Ashley is truly a river of history, beauty and possibilities.

River Access and Attractions

Access to the Ashley River is available through both private and public facilities. The private facilities (Drayton Hall, Magnolia Gardens, and Middleton Place) require admission fees. See contact information below:

Four (4) public boat landings provide access to the Ashley River:

  • Jessen Landing: on upper east Ashley, Summerville, off Dorchester Road.
  • Wando Woods Landing: on lower east Ashley, North Charleston, at end of Flynn Street.
  • County Farm Landing: on lower east Ashley, North Charleston, at end of Bridge View Drive.
  • Pierpoint Landing: on Bulls Creek, lower west Ashley, Charleston, at end of Pierpoint Avenue.


Summer's Bend   |   GPS Location: Child's Cove, North Charleston SC 29418
(P) 843.729.5093   |  

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