Beaufort, SC, Guide and Information

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Beaufort, SC Guide

About Beaufort

Historic Beaufort, South Carolina and the surrounding Lowcountry welcome visitors with centuries of history as well as a full slate of modern amenities and things to do. Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina and its historical significance lives and breathes through its natural harbor location, Antebellum mansions, plantations, tabby wall remains and the continued influences of the Gullah culture, art and cuisine. Beaufort’s uniqueness and charm is that it’s ‘quietly historic’ …there’s nothing in your face about it. As you visit landmarks, it seems as if you’re one of a secret few who have discovered its hidden treasures. It’s a genuine jewel on the South Carolina Atlantic coast. We are a festival area and a destination for weddings, golf, movie locations, bike tours, history buffs, Marine graduations, fishing, water sports, romantic getaways, beach vacations and retirement.

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The Tavern in Royal Pines

Just a short ride from Historic downtown Beaufort, we are open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11-4. Dinner Wednesday through Saturday from…

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  • 843-522-9700
  • 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady's Island, Beaufort, SC

Capt. Dick's Beaufort River Tours

See and hear about Beaufort's history on board "The Prince of Tides" vessel. What better way to enjoy your afternoon than on the water!
Captain Dick…

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  • 843.524.4422
  • 1006 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Rosie OGradys Irish Pub

Great place to stop in - have a cold one... and meet the locals! This is a favorite after dark pub to grab some tasty food and play a little pool. Our…

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  • 843-379-7676
  • 2127- #3 Bountary Street, Beaufort, SC

Dockside Restaurant

Lady’s Island Dockside at the Marina, is located on Factory Creek, Beaufort... which provides great views of the Woods Memorial Bridge, downtown…

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  • 843-379-3288
  • 71 Sea Island Parkway, Ladys Island, Beaufort, SC

1635 On the Avenue

fine dining restaurants with inventive Lowcountry cuisine, upscale atmosphere and of course the finest in southern hospitality. - See more at:

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  • 843-379-0607
  • 1635 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, Beaufort, SC

Sea Eagle Good Eats

Sea Eagle Market is a family owned and operated retail and wholesale market. Together, the Reaves Family owns shrimp trawlers and several skiffs…

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  • 843.521.5091
  • 2141Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC

Old Bank Christmas Gifts- Bakery & Deli

"A Decoration For Every Season, A Gift For Every Reason"

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  • (843) 549-6555
  • 229. E. Washington Street, Walterboro, SC

The Dog House

The Dog House – If you’re headed out to Hunting Island, it’s located on the left side of the road just after the next light past Publix. It’s a great…

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  • 843-770-0013
  • 381 Sea Island Pkwy, Lady's Island, Beaufort, SC

Panini's on the Waterfront

Panini's on the Waterfront... Brick-oven pizza & Italian fare served out of a handsome former bank building with a waterfront parkside patio.Our staff…

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  • 843-379-0300
  • 926 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Lulu Burgess

Where shopping is more than just shopping - it's an adventure! Lulu Burgess is a magnificent wonderland of gifts and decorative accessories, kitchen…

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  • 843-524-5858
  • 917 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Walterboro Upcoming Events

Established in 1826, Walterboro offers the best of South Carolina. We have rich history, untouched nature, economic potential, and small town charm.

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  • 843-538-4353
  • 1273 Sniders Hwy, Walterboro, SC

Magnolia Bakery Café & Garden Gifts

The Magnolia Bakery Café & Garden Gifts has been a Beaufort Favorite Eatery since 1991… You will not be disappointed here! The Café serves specialty…

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  • 843-524-1961
  • 703 Congress Street, Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Tours LLC

Book on line for the only Free Walking History/Movie Tour!
From movie/history tours, to walking history tours and ghosts tours and more– Beaufort…

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  • 843-838-2748
  • 1006 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

The Carolina Tavern Wing & Ribhouse

Family friendly food and fun. Wings, ribs, burgers and more. Come check out our daily food and beverage specials! Steak Night every Friday evening…

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  • 843-379-5959
  • 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC

Ryan's Famous Pizza & Subs

  • 843-379-3479
  • 14 Savannah Hwy., Unit 9, Beaufort, SC

Red Piano Too

The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is located at the corner of Sea Island Parkway and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on the island of Saint Helena,SC the…

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  • 843-838-2241
  • 870 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena Island, SC

Gullah Grub Restaurant

Welcome!  Eat Healthy, Eat Local, Eat Fresh, Eat In-Season!

At the Gullah Grub Restaurant, all our meals are prepared with traditional spices and…

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  • 843-838-3841
  • 877 Sea Island Parkway (Route 21 south), St. Helena, SC

Flashback Gear

Flashback Gear is a pop culture store located in downtown Beaufort featuring apparel and gifts celebrating retro and current TV shows, movies and…

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  • 843-524-1522
  • 223 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC

Huddle House

  • (843) 770-0300
  • 92 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC

The Cracked Egg

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with a southern twist!

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  • 843.379.0348
  • 1639 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, Beaufort, SC

Bay St. Treasures

The George Elliott House on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort is hard to miss! Here you will find Beaufort’s most unique RESALE shop... Bay St.

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  • 843-379-4488
  • 1001 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Southern Sweets Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop

Old fashioned ice cream! Sundaes, shakes, sodas, malts, floats, splits! Featuring homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, and sweets! Southern market!

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  • (843) 379-0798
  • 917 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Cat Island Grill & Pub

With it’s cool comfortable décor over looking the 18th green you’ll relax and enjoy the company of others– or your favorite someone, at the Cat Island…

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  • 843-524-4653, 843-524-4653
  • 8 Waveland Avenue, Cat Island, Beaufort, SC

Farm City Flowers

Wild to Refined Design

Committed to working with as many local farms as possible  – we feel good about supporting our farmers and creating…

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  • 843-770-0112, 843-812-1882
  • 1 Merchant's Lane, Suite 113, Newpoint Corners, Lady's Island, Beaufort, SC

Old City Helicopter Tours

We are a helicopter tour company with multiple locations including tours of Savannah GA. We have 8 different tours to choose from.

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  • 912-217-0047
  • ., Saint Augustine, FL

Macdonald MarketPlace

Come see a rare gem nestled in the heart of the historical South Carolina Lowcountry.
Enjoy the antiques, art, food, plants and home decor from over…

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  • 843-838-1810
  • 853 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena, Beaufort, SC

Southurn Rose Carriage Tours

View Historic Beaufort leisurely in hand-crafted Blue Carriages drawn by award-winning
Belgian and Percheron Draft Horses.  Our four-footed

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  • (843) 524-2900
  • 1002 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Olive the Above

Welcome to Olive The Above Fine Oils and Vinegars–  a tasting room/retail store offering premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars…

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  • 843-379-2000
  • 821 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

The Smokehouse At Paris Avenue

Formally known as Smokin' Planks... we are a family-owned neighborhood joint where all the sides and desserts are home-made from scratch! All of our…

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  • 843.522.0322 or M: 843.812.0903
  • 914 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, Beaufort, SC

Brody's Bar and Grill

We are locally-owned, so don’t expect chain restaurant food! ...We offer a menu that says ‘it’s time for some football’ when it’s that time of the…

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  • 843.524.2500
  • 47 Ferry Drive, Beaufort, SC

LyBensons Gallery and Studio

Not to be missed for African-American History... Learn the facts from us... #1 Historical Gallery in Beaufort! In our Gallery we feature our on-going…

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  • 843-525-9006
  • 211 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

Sea Eagle at Village Creek

Sea Eagle Market at Village Creek is a family owned and operated retail and wholesale market. Together, the Reaves Family owns shrimp trawlers and…

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  • 843-838-3281
  • 34 Hallmark Road, St. Helena Island, Beaufort, SC

Lowcountry Store

The Lowcountry Store™ represents the best of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. From the Lowcountry Chairs, Gullah Angels, Lowcountry Store Gumbos…

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  • (843) 838-4646
  • 736 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena, Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Chambert of Commerce

Being a peaceful and happy seaside Southern town, petite Beaufort has the appeal of a much larger city offering lots to do without giving up its…

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  • 843-525-8500
  • 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC

Sea Island Carriage Company

Experience Beaufort's rich history and unique charm on your 55 minute, fully-narrated, horse drawn carriage. You'll slip back in Beaufort's elegant…

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  • 843-476-7789
  • 930 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

"The Best Buffet in the U.S.A.!
BREAKFAST,LUNCH AND DINNER.
Golden Corral® is committed to making pleasurable dining affordable for each and every…

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  • 843-525-9896
  • 122 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort, SC

Lucky Duck Distillery

Chase Flowers is the youngest legal, licensed distiller in the US. His distillery is incredible...  producing small batches of Whiskey and White…

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  • (843) 589-5440
  • 17B Yemassee Hwy, Yemassee, SC

Sea Eagle Fresh Seafood Market

Sea Eagle Market is a family owned and operated retail and wholesale market. Together, the Reaves Family owns shrimp trawlers and several skiffs…

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  • 843-521-5091
  • 2149 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC

City Loft Hotel

Urban Luxury at City Loft Hotel TM

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  • 843-379-5638
  • 301 Cateret Street, Beaufort, SC

Carol Mathews Realtor ERA Evergreen Real Estate

“As a native Floridian, I was raised in both a home building and real estate environment. Mother was a general contractor and real estate broker, and…

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  • 828.553.1400
  • 1001 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC

Blue Dog Café

The Lowcountry Store™ represents the best of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. From the Lowcountry Chairs, Gullah Angels, Lowcountry Store Gumbos…

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  • 843-838-4646
  • 736 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena, Beaufort, SC

Days Inn

This Port Royal hotel is 5 miles from Parris Island and central Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. It features spacious rooms with…

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  • 843-524-1551
  • 1660 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC

Cuthbert House Inn

Beaufort, SC's only 200-year-old restored antebellum mansion on the Intracoastal Waterway welcomes guests to bed and breakfast featuring nine…

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  • 843-521-1315
  • 1203 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Quality Inn Choice Hotel St. Helena Island

All Of The Amenities You Need For An Affordable Price. Book Quality Inn® Today! Friendly Service · Government Discounts · Save On Rental Cars · Kids…

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  • 843-838-5022
  • 863 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, Beaufort, SC

The Beaufort Day Spa

What a way to start  your weekend! You will not be disappointed. Our day spa is staffed with friendly, competent
professionals who attend to your…

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  • 843-470-1777
  • 304 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC

Lowcountry Produce Café and Market

  • 843-322-1900
  • 302 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

Dukes Barbeque

Dukes started in 1946 by eight brothers and sisters. there were about 25 family owned and operated Dukes' Barbeque Restaurants. Everything on the…

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  • (843) 379-4744
  • 1509 Salem Road, Beaufort, SC

Spirit of Old Beaufort Tours

Guided Historic Tours...featured in Southern Living Magazine "...the BEST show in town!"
Come join our guides and be transported back in time as you go…

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  • 843-525-0459
  • 1501 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

Lollipop Shop

Historic Downtown Beaufort's candy shop! Located on the entrance way to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Stop by for a sweet treat!

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  • (843) 379-7677
  • 103 West Street Extension, Beaufort, SC

Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse

Great food, great service, great prices! Open for lunch and dinner.

Serving fried shrimp, huge and perfectly cooked. Fried oysters are, of course…

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  • 843-522-0210
  • 168 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island, Beaufort, SC

Custom Clean Car Wash

Is your car due for a real good scrub?Give it that “squeaky clean” finish at Custom Clean Car Wash. Our team at Custom Clean Car Wash in Beaufort…

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  • (843) 986-9110
  • 1802 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC

Gullah Geechee Visitors Center

This little stop is the "doorway to the Gullah Culture." Come by and be introduced to the Gullah/ Geehee culture of the Lowcountry.

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  • 843-379-9407
  • 1908 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC

Never More Books

Local Bookstore in Beaufort, SC specializing in unique, hard to find books and signed first editions.

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  • (843) 812-9460
  • 702 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC

Harold's Country Club

If you are in Yemassee,S.C. or passing by on I-95, you should definitely try Harold’s.

We are an awesome, off-the-chart, eclectic place, AND is a must…

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  • 843.589.4360
  • 97 Highway 17-A, Yemassee, SC

Natural Retreats / Seaside Getaways

From the sandy beaches, to the peaceful marshes, to their rich history and culture, the Sea Islands of Beaufort are the perfect beach destination…

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  • (877) 805-7794
  • 1551 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC

Shepherd Tactical Guns and Ammo

We are a veteran owned FFL/SOT company operating out of Beaufort, South Carolina. We are proud to offer quality products and service to our…

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  • 843-409-9854
  • 75 Burton Hill Drive (Suite A), Beaufort, SC

Waterboro Chamber of Commerce

During the summer of 1784, several owners of large rice plantations in what is now Colleton County, South Carolina, began searching for a location for…

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  • 843-538-4353
  • 1273 Sniders Highway, Walterboro, SC

Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island

Tucked away in a stunning and tranquil setting, steeped in history near the shore, Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island is a most beautiful nature-filled…

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  • 843-524-0300
  • 8 Waveland Ave., Cat Island, Beaufort, SC

The Foolish Frog Restaurant

As “Beaufortonians” and travelers alike tell us– they have enjoyed our fresh local, non-processed food and they have been
kind enough to love The…

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  • (843) 838-9300
  • 846 Sea Island Pkwy, St. Helena Island, Beaufort, SC

C.J. Seafood Express

From our boats to your table...you can't get seafood any fresher than this! With 4 generations of fishermen...our roots are in the commercial fishing

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  • 843-986-0245
  • 1421 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, Beaufort, SC

Lady's Island Country Club

Lady’s Island Country Club is Beaufort’s oldest Golf Club. It has a long-standing reputation for being one of the area’s best values. The course is…

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  • 843-522-9700
  • 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady's Island, Beaufort, SC

Frampton House Plantation and Visitors Center

Welcome to the South Carolina Lowcountry! Stop by Frampton Plantation Visitors Center for all the information you need to make the most of your time…

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  • 843-717-3090
  • 1 Lowcountry Lane, Yemassee, SC

YAMA Japanese Restaurant Hibachi & Sushi Bar

Fine Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi and hibachi. Fabulous sushi house offering a roster of inventive rolls, hot Japanese entrees & various soups…

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  • 843-379-2599
  • 1370 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC

TA-CA-RON Trading Co.

Colorful, art-infused and Cuban-inspired. This bodega is a destination you definitely don’t want to pass by.
 
Juan Carlos Jiménez, highly-regarded for…

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  • 843.812.9938
  • 6983 North Okatie Hwy 170, Ridgeland, SC

North Street Inn Bed & Breakfast

The location! Just one block from the waterfront and just down the street from Bay Street, (the Main Street of Historic Beaufort), and that is tough…

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  • 843-986-1126
  • 1411 North Street, Beaufort, SC

Port Royal Landing Marina

We are located on the Intra-coastal Waterway just passed Beaufort, S.C. and is a great spot for re-provisioning.
Ship store onsite with free overnight…

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  • 843-525-9166
  • 2 Landing Drive, Port Royal, SC

Where'd You Get That?

Where’d You Get That? 

THE STORE  that will keep you coming back...because it’s all about you!
We are a very unique consignment shop. With a variety…

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  • 843-379-4900
  • 9 Marshellen Drive, Port Royal, SC

Blackstone's Café

We are conveniently located in Beaufort’s Historic District and we are a family restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30…

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  • 843-524-4330
  • 205 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC

Banana Caribbean-Style Guest Quarters

"Banana" ...our Caribbean-Inspired Get-Away for Two!

Welcome to “Banana” – Our Studio Guest Quarters over our carriage house… 'Get your Island on…

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  • 843-441-1922
  • 56 Wrights Point Circle, Beaufort, SC

Boondocks Restaurant Under the Oaks

Boondocks Restaurant Under the Oaks- located in an historic building on Saint Helena Island- has been long-known as a place for Beaufort residents who…

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  • 843-838-0821
  • 1760 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena, Beaufort, SC

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