Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116BEAUFORT, PORT ROYAL & THE SEA ISLANDS OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE 10 www.beaufortsc.org Parris Island ENJOY: To understand the military influence on this area, one needs to look no further than Parris Island. EXPLORE:The Marine Corps Recruit Depot graduates nearly 20,000 Marine Corps recruits annually. Family members—and interested visitors—can watch recruits officially become Marines by attending one of the weekly gradua- tion ceremonies. At the 10,000-square-foot Parris Island Museum, thousands of artifacts tell the story of the Marines’ history and traditions. EXPERIENCE: Play a round of golf at Parris Island’s Legends Golf Course, ranked among the world’s top 10 military courses. Fringed by pines and salt marshes, it challenges Marines and civilians alike. Hunting Island ENJOY:Withitsexotic maritimeforestofpalmet- tosandpines,theutterly unspoiled atmosphereofHunting IslandStateParkfeelslike aplacefromanothertime. And,withcamp-sitesanda rentalcabinjuststepsfrom thebeach,it’stheperfect weekend—orweek-long— getaway.EXPLORE:The 5,000-acreparkfeatures8 milesofwell-maintained trails.Thefamily,andFido; petsarewelcomeyear- round,canfrolicon5miles ofpristinebeach.Loll bythelagoonorcastaline fromthefishingpier.Atthe NatureCenter,exhibitsand dailyprogramsinterpret areafloraandfauna.EXPERI- ENCE:Foraviewfromabove, climbthespiralstaircase ofthecirca-1859Hunting IslandLighthouse,theonly lighthouseinSouthCarolina openforclimbing. Parris Island Graduation Tour the Town No matter your interest or mode of transpor- tation, this area beckons you to get out and explore.Take a horse and buggy carriage tour around “The Point” and the Beaufort National Historic District as expert guides tell stories about the homes, local history, even celebrity gossip. If you’d rather see the sights on your own two feet, there are several walking tours available. Local historians lead tours that get up-close with historic homes. If pedaling is more your speed, rent a bike from Lowcountry Bicycles or City Java to explore at your own agenda and pace. For a different perspective, climb aboard a boat tour. Several guided tours take you along the Beaufort River or the ACE Basin, or rent a kayak from Higher Ground. PHOTO BY MARK SHAFFER