Story Ideas

We represent Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties which include such cities and towns such as Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, St Helena Island, Port Royal, Edisto Beach, Walterboro, Hampton, Estill, Varnville, Yemassee, Hardeeville and Ridgeland among others.

We have a diverse area and are great venues for art, architecture, nature tourism, agritourism, golf, culinary, history, kayaking, fishing, hunting, shopping and the Gullah Culture. We really have a bit of everything!!!

Here’s a sampling. Email Executive Director Peach Morrison at for more information or details…

We’ve got plenty of Piggly Wiggly’s (the true barometer of the tourist season down at Edisto Beach, among others!).

We’ve got funky, eclectic art towns like Old Town Bluffton.

We’ve got 5 star resorts in Hilton Head.

We’ve got World Class golf there, too! We’ve got great, not so expensive golf around the area in particular, the Plantation Course at Edisto Beach and two great courses out on Fripp Island.

We’ve got one of if not the only Lighthouse you can still climb at a State Park at Hunting Island State Park.

We’ve got some of the most spectacular river ways for kayaking and fishing- in-shore and off shore.

We’ve got cool little rural towns that will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time. We’ve got Walterboro’s “Antique Row” and Great Swamp Sanctuary. We’ve got the truly unique Harold’s Country Club that serves an awesome steak on Saturday nights, followed by the Screaming Cats…also know as “Okey Dokey Karaoke” (CANNOT miss that!).

We’ve got the Old Sheldon Church…really cool shell of a pre Revolutionary church that was burnt during that period, then rebuilt and burnt again during the War of Northern Aggression.

We’ve got great terrain for biking throughout-with some areas better prepared for bikers than others…but we’re getting there.

We’ve got amazing birding and wildlife viewing, particularly in the ACE Basin (named for the Ashepoo, the Combahee and the Edisto Rivers).

We’ve got Daufuskie Island which is only reachable by boat or ferry.

We’ve got the High Sheriff of the Lowcountry, Dr. Buzzard and the rich history of the Gullah Culture.

We’ve got the Penn Center which was one of the first schools for the freed slaves, which, oh by the way, was started before the Civil War ended.

And I-95 and Hwy 17 running through the heart of the Lowcountry which makes travel quick and lots of back roads which makes travel more leisurely. And So Much More!!!

Here’s some more ideas…

SC Lowcountry Story Ideas

Nature Tourism-walking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, birding, trails galore

ACE Basin, National Wildlife Refuge- over 11,000 acres of tidal marsh and managed wetlands and forest

Culinary- the best of southern cooking and Gullah goodies

Golf- terrific coastal courses from Edisto to the rural gem at Penny Branch and, of course, Harbour Town

Hunting and Fishing- deer, wild boar, quail, dove, in-shore to offshore & salt and freshwater fishing

Festivals & Events (Water, Arts, Shrimp, Watermelon, Rice, Catfish, Gopher Tortoise, etc)

Movies set in the Lowcountry- Prince of Tides, Forrest Gump, The Great Santini, Radio, etc

Arts & Antiques- All mediums of Art and many hidden treasures in Walterboro and other areas

Local Farmers’ Market-everywhere and every style

Historic Frampton Plantation House and Visitors’ Center

The view from the Hunting Island Lighthouse

The Port Royal experiment at the Penn Center

African-American Slave Praise Houses and Gullah Culture

Robert Smalls becomes the most powerful black man in SC

One of Southern Living’s “Best Kept Secret Beaches” at Harbor Island

Pat Conroy’s Fripp Island Home

The making of Marines at Parris Island

Swinging at the Downtown Waterfront Park

Strolling around with the ghosts on the Old Point

Taking in a movie the old fashioned way, at the Drive In

The haunting, twice burned Old Sheldon Church

There’s always something to do at the Coastal Discovery Museum

The PGA RBC Heritage Golf Tournament

The mystery of Mitchelville

Marsh Tackey races on the beach

Ancient shell rings and middens

Historic Heyward House

The most incredible Maye River oysters

Shelling at Edisto Beach State Park

Hunting shark’s teeth, too

SC DNR’s Botany Bay and how it became state owned

Learning Through Loggerheads

Efforts to preserve slave cabins

Sea Island King Cotton in Edisto’s glory days

Tuskeegee Airmen training grounds at the airport in Walterboro

A trip through the Slave Relics Museum

The SC Artisans Center

A place to stop the madness of driving on I-95 and take a walk in the Great Swamp Sanctuary

The interesting Forde Doll House and Doll House collection

Incredible genealogical records at the Hampton Visitor’s Center and Museum

The former German POW camp in Hampton

The Whippy Swamp Guard

The Native American Nature Trail in Hampton
Holistic retreats at Palm Key

Carolina Gold Rice and wonderful old rice fields

The vanished settlement at Purrysburg

What To Do Driving From Charleston to Beaufort (and on to Hilton Head Island)

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The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Region of South Carolina includes the four, southern-most counties in the state, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton, which are bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Savannah River and the state of Georgia.

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Spanish moss drapes the live oak trees that are ubiquitous to the Edisto Island area. Did you know that Edisto gets its name from the native Edistow people? The Edistow Native Americans were a sub tribe of the Cusabo indians, a group of Native Americans who lived along the Atlantic coast in South Carolina.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: Stop by mid-morning. That way you can explore the island, grab lunch, and stay for the amazing sunset if you choose.🏖️ Things to do while there: Edisto Environmental Learning Center, Boneyard Beach, Scott Creek Inlet, Big Bay Creek, SeaCow Eatery.☀️ Things to visit in the area: Jungle Road Park, Bay Creek Park, Otter Islands, Spanish Mount Point.📆 Best time of the year to visit: For warmer weather come anywhere from March-August.🏨 Where to stay: Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort (frippislandrsrt), Seabrook Island Club (seabrook_sc), The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (kiawahresort), Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn (andellinn).Photo by qcphotographer
Riding into the weekend like...Isn't this live oak tree tunnel beautiful? Live oak, draped in Spanish moss, is emblematic of South Carolina and many of the Southern states. We love these iconic trees, not only for their beauty, but their history as well. The average lifespan of a live oak is 300 years!Photo by qcphotographer
Discover at your own leisure at the coastaldiscoverymuseum 🌳  From century-old buildings with storied pasts, to wooden boardwalks that stretch into the Jarvis Creek salt marsh, there's always something to explore!
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A visitor takes a leisurely stroke under a canopy of live oaks draped with Spanish moss in the Palmetto Bluff (palmettobluff) neighborhood of Bluffton, South Carolina. Palmetto Bluff is a picturesque community that sits in the heart of Lowcountry. Nestled along the May River, it’s abundant with beautiful walking trails, historic sites, and stunning views.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: There is no wrong time to visit Palmetto Bluff. However, we highly recommend sticking around for one of their spectacular sunsets.🛶 Things to do while there: Stop by Cole’s for some regionally inspired Southern fare, paddle board, kayak, or canoe along the May River, go saltwater fishing, take a tour at Bluffton Jack's Old Town Tours.🌊 Things to visit in the area: Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, Old Town Bluffton, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, May River Sandbar, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center (heywardhouse).📆 Best time of the year to visit: For the best weather, we recommend visiting between March and May or from September to November.🏨 Where to stay: The Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort (montagepalmettobluff) is the only resort in Palmetto Bluff. However, there are plenty of places to stay in the surrounding areas including: Old Town Bluffton Inn (oldtownblufftoninn), The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (theinnandclubatharbourtown), Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (sonestahhi).Photo by jpgriceoz
Hope you’ve had a beautiful Saturday in South Carolina! #DiscoverSC 📸📍: Botany Bay: donniewhitaker
Geminid Meteor Shower under a canopy of fall leaves 🍁✨ Shot from a pitch black dirt road in the South Carolina Lowcountry
Wonderful being in the Lowcountry again for the holiday! #sclowcountry
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A gorgeous mushroom shows off on Edisto Island. #mushrooms #fantasticfungi #wildmushrooms #beachmushrooms #islandlife #mushroomphotography #toadstools #forestlover #woodland #woodlandphotography #forestcore #woodlandaesthetic #cottagecore #fairycore #magicforest #sclowcountry #edistoisland #fypシ #allthemushroomtags #takeawalk #observenature
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Here’s some good news to start your weekend with: Cypress Gardens is close to making a comeback, after being shut down for nearly 3 years. 🌱 Berkeley County officials say they’re hoping to have the clean-up + restoration (which has been going on since the gardens were damaged in the October 2015 floods) complete by late summer. // 📸: ohheyitsjesss
Fresh off the easel, 16x20 titled “Moonlight on the Marsh”.
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There is something majestic about Spanish moss! Spanish moss is very prevalent in the lowcountry adding an extra layer of beauty to the trees. Spanish moss is a flowering plant that is neither Spanish, nor a moss. It is a bromeliad that grows hanging from tree branches in a chain-like manner. The plant is particularly fond of live oak and bald cypress trees that grow in the lowlands, swamps and savannas of the south. This photo was taken in our neighborhood. 🤎🌳
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