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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)