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 6 www.beaufortsc.org W ELCOME TO BEAUFORT, Port Royal and the Sea Islands — the heart and soul of the Lowcountry. C’mon in. Get comfortable. Stay a while. The Lowcountry possesses a character all its own, a unique personality that informs every detail of this destination. Moss-draped oaks dance graceful waltzes with sea breezes. Antebellum mansions stand proudly like the wealthy cotton barons who once called them home. Gullah descendants carry on ancestral culture, weaving artwork from sweetgrass and cooking some of the tastiest cuisine you’ll ever enjoy. Each evening brings a spectacular sunset, as the lacework of waterways, islands and sky sparkles in the many shades of the seasons. There is an energy here, an invigorating spirit that enriches mind and soul. History buffs and romantics savor the splendor of downtown Beaufort, a National Historic Landmark District. Boaters and kayakers ply rivers and creeks winding through the Sea Islands. Bird-watchers spy more than 175 species along Port Royal’s wetland bird sanctuary. Beach- goers revel on Hunting Island’s 5 miles of pristine sandy shore. It’s all just minutes from downtown. You’ll want to spend several days soaking in all the sights. Or maybe even a lifetime. Plentiful Southern hospitality and our laid-back atmosphere allow you to experience the area more as a native than a visitor. Whether you’re sipping sweet tea in a high-back rocker on the veranda of an historic inn or chatting with a cafe owner over morning coffee, you’re sure to find a friendly “hello” wherever you go. It’s been a tradition here for more than 450 years, when Beaufort, Port Royal and The Sea Islands were first discovered by French explorer Jean Ribaut, who landed at what is now Parris Island. Others have taken note of our area’s appeal. Southern Living readers named Beaufort “Best Small Southern Town.” Garden & Gun magazine called us a “Southern Dream Town.” And the New York Times named Beaufort as one of “52 Places to Go” (in the world!) in 2016. C’mon in and see for yourself. We welcome you.