Explore the South Carolina Lowcountry

  • Sights to See
  • Nature and Wild Life
  • Tours
  • The Arts

Welcome to Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands of South Carolina from Visit Beaufort, SC on Vimeo.

Welcome to our Destination - a place known for its sweeping waterway views surrounded by live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, shrimp boats resting comfortably on their docks, unforgettable sunsets, beautiful antebellum homes and more than 300 years of unique history. It all comes together in this incredible two-minute video, showcasing why this destination is truly amazing and a must-see for yourself. The video doesn’t even begin to capture all there is to see and do in this vacation hot-spot - for information including lodging, dining, shopping, tours, attractions, Marine Corps graduations and more, visit www.BeaufortSC.org

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The South Carolina Lowcountry Region offers the nature lover a wide variety of activities and places to enjoy, including the ACE Basin. It's a big place, taking in about 350,000 acres of cypress swamps, saltwater marsh, beach, woodlands and small coastal communities bounded by the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers.

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The South Carolina Lowcountry is full of many touring possibilities. If you are interested in eco-tours, your options include touring balty foot, boat, jet ski or horseback. If Gullah history is your interest, both Hilton Head Island and St. Helena's Island have something for you. Eco-tourism is available in all areas of the Lowcountry. Area history tours are available by foot, bus or horse-drawn carriage. Natural history can be explored at museums in Edisto, Walterboro, altHampton, Hilton Head Island, Parris Island and Ridgeland. Self-guided walking tour information is available in Bluffton, Daufuskie, Hampton and Walterboro. Historic homes can be toured in Beaufort, Bluffton, Walterboro and Yemassee. If sailing is your interest, charter a tour around Hilton Head Island. Consult Visitors-Tours or Visitors-Day Trips sections of this website for tour information. Whatever your interest, the Lowcountry has a tour for you!

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altThe pristine beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry inspires artists to create stunning landscape scenes from the natural "canvas" that envelopes their daily lives. Salt marshes, beach palms and vast wildlife make great subaltjects for local artists. Art galleries are a major part of most Lowcountry destinations. Beaufort has an abundance of art prints as well as originals on display along with sculptures, photography and pottery. Historic Downtown Bluffton has wrought iron sculptures along with paintings, prints and posters. Take a boat over to Daufuskie Island to visit an iron sculptor and pottery display. Edisto Island has many photography studios, as well as paintings and prints. On Hilton Head Island, you can become an artist and paint your own pottery. You can also find golf and sports prints along with paintings and sculpture. Cross the bridge from Beaufort to St. Helena Island to visit the island galleries featuring Gullah artwork. Venture up to Walterboro to visit the SC Artisans Center where they feature folk art from local artists. 

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