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Planning the perfect Beaufort, SC getaway for you and your family is easy with our local-approved, custom-curated guides. Browse activities by interest, including history, Lowcountry cuisine, watersports, fishing and boating, arts and culture, family-friendly activities, marine corp. and more.

Travel Like a Beaufort Local

The Inner Coastal Podcast

Voiced as a glimpse into the transformative mindset that one drifts into when experiencing all the enriching elements of Beaufort together…

Downtown

Downton Beaufort is easily one of the best places to absorb the South Carolina Lowcountry in all its fullest.  From historic carriage…

Outdoor Activities

Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina, are filled with sunshine, saltwater, fresh air, and opportunities for adventures and peace in the…

History

The Lowcountry region had been subject to numerous European explorations and several aborted attempts at colonization before the British…

Movie Locations

Beaufort has served as the backdrop for films such as Forrest Gump, The Great Santini, The Big Chill, GI Jane, Platoon and Forces of Nature…

Romantic Getaway

Couples Enjoy Anniversaries, Honeymoons, and Romantic Getaways in Beaufort South Carolina. When it comes to romance, Beaufort sets a…

Military

More than 17,000 active duty military members and their families live and work in the Beaufort area. In Port Royal, the U.S. Marine Corps…

Golf

Our area is home to several golf courses that provide scenic views, plentiful reservation times, and everything you’ll need to enjoy…

Gullah Culture

The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and…

Parks

The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is located in downtown Beaufort along the waters of the Beaufort River. The multi-acre park provides a…

Farmers Market

Visiting the local farmers’ market has become the cornerstone of locals who enjoy supporting farmers in their communities. These local…

Getaway to Beaufort

What to do if you have one hour:Beaufort River Early Morning

  • Tour the Beaufort History Museum
  • Visi the John Mark Verdier House
  • Pop into an art gallery featuring local artists
  • Look for treasures in unique shops downtown
  • Grab a quick lunch, coffee, or sweet tea float on Bay Street
  • Walk to the Chocolate Tree or Kilwins for a treat
  • Take a stroll through the Point to see beautiful Antebellum homes and gardens
  • Relax on a swing in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

What to do if you have two hours:

  • Take a carriage ride with Southern Rose or Sea Island Carriages (both start at the Marina)
  • Visit the Pat Conroy Literary Center
  • Explore the Santa Elena History Center
  • Have lunch in one of our downtown or waterfront restaurants
  • Take a guided walking tour or van tour through the Historic Point from Spirit of Old Beaufort, Janet's Walking Tours, or Beaufort Tours, LLC (all start at the Marina)
  • Tour the Saint Helena Parrish Church and Historic Cemetery

What to do if you have a half day:

  • Take a Gullah Heritage Van Tour from Spirit of Old Beaufort
  • Hop onto the Pat Conroy or Movie Van Tour from Beaufort Tours, LLC
  • Have fun at the Kazoobie Kazoo Factory and Museum
  • Visit the Penn Center and Reconstruction sites on Saint Helena Island
  • Explore a pristine beach at Hunting Island State Park, and climb the Historic Lighthouse
  • Learn about military history at Parris Island and the Parris Island Museum
  • Visit the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center

For more information and places to visit, be sure to swing by the Beaufort, Port Royal, and Sea Islands visitor center to speak with our experienced information specialists at 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 or call 843-525-8500. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.