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BEAUFORT, SC

Tucked into winding, historic streets framed by natural foliage and centuries-old, moss-draped live oak trees, Beaufort is more than a hidden Lowcountry gem—it's a transformative destination that has charmed visitors since 1512. Breathe in the salt air. Breathe out, transformed.

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From convenient marinas and stunning natural beauty to authentic culture and cuisine, reset in historic Beaufort, SC. Experience a place that has turned overnight anchorages into week-long retreats—and cruisers into locals.

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Hunting Island

Hunting Island State Park

Named one of America’s top ten beaches by TripAdvisor, Hunting Island State Park sits just 16 miles east of historic downtown Beaufort and is South Carolina's most-visited state park.

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Beaufort Waterfront

Beaufort

Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, one of the largest Sea Islands along the southeast Atlantic coast of the United States. It is one of only a handful of U.S. towns that has had its entire downtown designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Harbor Island

Harbor Island

Famous for its graceful sand dunes covered with sea oats and coastal grasses, Harbor Island is a private 1400-acre barrier island located 15 miles outside the city of Beaufort.

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Port Royal

Port Royal

In the beginning, everyone wanted to claim this region. Enticed by its harbor - Port Royal sound is the second-deepest natural harbor on the East Coast. Spanish, French and British explorers struggled to colonize the area, which was an isolated seaside province dotted with Native American tribes.

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Lady's Island

Lady's Island

The shopping and dining crossroads of northern Beaufort County, Lady’s Island is located just north of Beaufort and Port Royal. Connected by two beautiful bridges that offer some of the best views in the area, the rich land on Lady’s Island was once home to majestic indigo plantations, while local fisherman and shrimpers mined the plentiful waters.

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Military Grads

Parris Island

Ladies, if you love a man in uniform, prepare to be overwhelmed. And gentlemen, try not to be intimidated by all these Marines. Parris Island is something everyone needs to experience while in Beaufort. The legendary legacy of the United States Marine Corps, as well as the stimulating account of Port Royal’s past, is outlined at the Parris Island Museum.

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St. Helena

With its abundant farms and shrimp docks, St. Helena Island, just 5 miles east of Beaufort and part of the Beaufort Sea Islands, offers visitors a glimpse into rural Lowcountry life past and present. St. Helena is home to the Penn Center, one of the first schools for the children of freed slaves the location of a small rural cottage, where Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted his famous “I have a dream speech”.

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Fripp Island

Fripp Island

The ideal destination for intimate getaways for two, small and large family vacations and reunionsdestination weddings, group retreats, and business meetings for up to 300 guests, Fripp Island -- a resort and private residential paradise -- is the most seaward of the beautiful barrier islands outside of Beaufort

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One Day Itinerary

Itinerary Highlights

. Stroll by historic Homes of the Point . Tour the Beaufort History Museum . Visit the John Mark Verdier House . Look for Treasures Downtown . Grab a Quick Lunch on Bay Street

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Two Day Itinerary

Itinerary Highlights

. Take a Carriage Ride from the Marina . Tour the Saint Helena Parrish Church . Have Lunch at a Waterfront Restaurant . Take a Guided Tour of Historic Point . Visit the Pat Conroy Literary Center

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Three Day Itinerary

Itinerary Highlights

. Explore Hunting Island State Park . Learn the Military History of Parris Island . Visit Port Royal Sound Foundation . Have Fun at the Kazoobie Kazoo Factory . Hop on to a Movie Van Tour

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Events of the Season

Join us for safe and memorable events year-round both in and around Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands.

5th Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention 24 Sep

5th Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention

Pat Conroy Literary Center

5th Annual Lowcountry Book Club Convention Save the Dates: September 21-25, live and virtual events The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host the 5th…

OktoPRfest 25 Sep

OktoPRfest

Old Village Association of Port Royal

OVA OKTOPRFEST Sept. 25, 2021, from 11AM – 5PM ​ German & American Festival Food with a variety of craft, imported, & domestic beverages. There will…

ALL SHOOK UP - The Music of Elvis comes ALIVE 26 Sep

ALL SHOOK UP - The Music of Elvis comes ALIVE

USCB Center for the Arts

Join the Beaufort Theatre Company for ALL SHOOK UP! It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes…

Fishcamp's Third Anniversary 28 Sep

Fishcamp's Third Anniversary

Fishcamp on 11th Street

We are turning 3!!! We hope to have you all here with us to celebrate the day! All you can eat Shrimp Boil and live music! The first 100 people to buy your tickets…

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25 Sep
OktoPRfest

Old Village Association of Port Royal

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Pat Conroy's Beaufort

Https://Patconroyliterarycenter.Org/ Quite simply, beloved Pat Conroy — author of bestselling books like The Prince of Tides, South of Broad, The Water is Wide , and more — loved everything about Beaufort and…

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