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    Find Everything You Need to Discover the Best of Beaufort with Our Locals Guide

    There are so many things to do around Beaufort’s Sea Islands, so come immerse yourself in our celebrated history, deep rooted culture and love for our local beaches and waterways. Each month you’ll find something new to endear you even more to our little town. Whether you’re a local or just here for the weekend, we’ll help you discover the best things to do in Beaufort, SC during your stay.

    Fripp Island: The Best Vacation in South Carolina

    Fripp Island Resort is the perfect mix of everything you would want in a vacation at one of finest South Carolina Resorts, but without the crowded hustle and bustle of the more popular South Carolina island resorts that we compete with. If you crave fun, relaxation, and plenty of personal time, you want to visit Fripp’s island oasis. 

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    LET'S EAT

    Eat Like a Local

    Get a taste of the Lowcountry at some of our local favorite spots

    Plums

    LOCALLY OWNED, LOCAL INGREDIENTS Plums has been a local staple for good food and good fun

    Location: 904 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902, USAWebsite: https://plumsrestaurant.com/Phone: 843.525.1946

    Saltus River Grill

    STEP INTO THE SHARP, SOPHISTICATED SETTING OF SALTUS RIVER GRILL A cutting-edge urban seafood grill

    Location: 802 Bay St, Beaufort, SC, USAWebsite: saltusrivergrill.comPhone: 843.379.3474
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    Hearth Wood Fired Pizza

    Inventive Eclectic wood-fired pizza served along with hearty Italian dishes, craft beers & wine

    Location: 802 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

    Explore St. Phillips Island with Coastal Expeditions!

    Leaving from Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, South Carolina, the St. Phillips Island Ferry is your opportunity to escape from the mainland and discover a the raw beauty of a coastal barrier island. The boat ride to the island is an adventure in itself and gives you a chance to see resident bottlenose dolphins, egrets, herons and other wildlife along the way. Gather friends and family and head out to this natural wonderland on the edge of South Carolina’s coast.

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    Explore our list of best restaurants & bars in Beaufort, Port Royal + our coastal Sea Islands.

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    Shopping local and shopping often are the way to go in Beaufort. Here you’ll find all you need to know about what’s coming up in local shopping, along with the people behind the storefronts.

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    There are so many things to do around Beaufort’s Sea Islands, so come immerse yourself in our celebrated history and deep rooted culture.

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    Play Like a Local

    Discover the best of Beaufort - there's something special around every corner

    Macdonald MarketPlace

    Named by Southern Living's as one of "The South's Best Shops." What began as a corner store in 1877

    Location: 853 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC, USAWebsite: http://www.macdonaldmarketplace.com/Phone: 843.838.1810

    Amidst the Alders

    Amidst the Alders is a presence drenched in possibility and philanthropy. The heart of ATA is made

    Location: 223 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, USAWebsite: https://www.amidstthealders.com/Phone: 843.470.0244

    The Penn Center

    The Penn Center is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions

    Location: 16 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Saint Helena Island, SC, USAWebsite: http://www.penncenter.com/Phone: 843.838.2474

    Turn Your To Do Listing into a Done List

    Redcap offers a full suite of services to make life a little (or a lot) easier for our clients. From home watch, detailing and pressure washing to holiday decorating and organizing, what you need is what we provide.

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    SLEEP + STAY

    Stay Like a Local

    Let's help you find the perfect place to rest your head for the night or forever!

    Coastal Real Estate Solutions

    Our local knowledge and Real Estate experience comes with a side of Southern

    Location: 933 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC, USAWebsite: https://coastalresolutions.com/Phone: 843.940.7076

    Anchorage 1770

    Anchorage 1770 is a boutique waterfront inn located in historic Beaufort, SC. Built in 1770, it is

    Location: 1103 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USAWebsite: https://anchorage1770.comPhone: 877.951.1770

    Red Door Rentals

    Red Door Rentals provides vacation rentals in the Port Royal, Parris Island and Beaufort areas in

    Location: 1022 11th St, Port Royal, SC, USAWebsite: https://thereddoorrentals.com/Phone: 843.252.1414