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Area MapYou are invited to experience the beautiful BeaufortPort Royal & the Sea Islands where you will find a veritable haven of history and heritage, arts and culture – all wrapped in friendly, warm hospitality.

Imagine water and marsh as far as the eye can see in any direction. The vivid streaks of the summer sunset may call your attention to the horizon, while the spectacular array of long-legged birds keeps you riveted to the water’s edge until you notice dolphins frolicking behind a boat further away. Moss-draped oaks accompanied by the native palmetto trees offer the unmistakable reminders that you have arrived in the magical coastal area of South Carolina known as the Lowcountry.
          
Hundreds of islands, with most of the inhabited ones connected by bridges, are dotted among rivers, bays and sounds flowing between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Photographic scenery and temperate year-round climate provide the packaging for the rich content that makes the area a special treat for visitors.

If history beckons, you will find days full of adventure in downtown Beaufort, neighboring Port Royal and St. Helena Island where you can browse through the pages of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Artifacts are exhibited and history interpreted in churches, cemeteries, museums, home tours and carefully preserved private homes.

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Parking In Beaufort  |  Visitor Guide  |  Self Guided Tour

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…

The ideal destination for intimate getaways for two, small and large family vacations and reunions, destination weddings, group retreats, and business meetings for up to 300 guests, Fripp Island -- a resort and…

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…

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.

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…

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.