On April 15 1715, three skirmishes at this site between the Yemassee Indians and settlers took place on Bloody Point. It was said that there was blood in the water from the dead and injured – and the name Bloody Point has been engraved upon this beautiful shoreline ever since.
Robert Watts built ships there in the 1770s and was known to be an excellent shipwright. His cousin and fellow shipbuilder, Charles, was tarred, feathered. He was banished from the island for not joining the rebellion against England. It is the southernmost inhabited point of South Carolina.