Bluffton Day Trips

Bluffton Day Trips

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Option 1 – Historic Walking Tour

 

Read our Blog Post about spending a day in Old Town Bluffton HERE.

alt1. Heyward House Historic Center, www.heywardhouse.org

(843-757-6293, 70 Boundary St, open M-F 10-4, Sat 11-2)
The Heyward House was built in 1840 as a summer home by a local plantation owner. Heyward House is only one of eight antebellum homes remaining in the area. It is located on the May River in what is now Bluffton’s Historic District. A slave cabin and the summer kitchen also remain on the property. Today the house remains virtually the same as it did when it was built over 170 years ago

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2. Walking Tour

Use your Walking Tour Guide to meander the downtown streets of Old Town Bluffton.
There are many churches, homes and businesses that are historically significant to this town.
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alt3. Lunch at a downtown local restaurant (See Visitors – Dining – Bluffton)

Bluffton has many fine lunch choices. Some are within walking distance of the tour.
Others are just a short drive away.

Option 2 – Hiking & Biking 

1. New Linear Trail
3809 Okatie Hwy, open daylight hours
The trail runs for 3.4 miles and ends at the banks of the New River.
The grass trail is generally flat. The route passes through some spectacular scenery with hardwood forest and swampland where wildlife abounds. Turkeys, deer, and waterfowl are some of the more common inhabitants of the area. Long-abandoned rice fields are often visible. Parking for the New River Linear Trail is accessible via a driveway off of S.C. Route 46.
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2. Victoria Bluff
Sawmill Rd, open daylight hours
Closed to hikers during hunting season (October through December)
Explore 4 miles of easy walking, crisscrossing trails and firebreaks as you discover the botanical wonders of this preserve. You should plan to wear protective clothing and insect repellent. Since the preserve is primarily managed for hunting, the preserve is closed to hikers from October to December.
TRAILMAP

3. Pinckney Island Wildlife Management Area
Hwy 278, between Bluffton & Hilton Head Island
This 4,053-acre national refuge consists of  salt marsh
and tidal creeks, forests, grasslands, and freshwater ponds. In combination, these habitats support a diversity of wildlife species. All trips begin and end at the parking area half a mile from the refuge entrance. Guided tours are available through the Coastal Discovery Museum, (843)689-6767.
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2. Lunch at a local restaurant or picnic (See Visitors – Dining – Bluffton)

There are many delicious restaurant choices conveniently located on Hwy 278.

Option 3 – Dolphin Watching Cruise or Kayaking Adventurealt

(See Visitors – Tours – Bluffton), Spend the day on the
beautiful May River viewing local wildlife and our
ever-popular dolphins.

Option 4 – Bike Trails

(Call 843-757-6293 for map of trails.)

Load up the bikes and head over to the Buckwalter Parkway. alt
Bicycle paths wind throughout wooded areas and
along the parkway. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy nature and fresh air.

Option 5 – Art Galleriesalt

1. Stroll the ten unique art galleries of Calhoun St and surrounding area
www.oldtownbluffton.com
(Also see Visitors – Shopping – Bluffton)

alt2. Lunch at a local restaurant (See Visitors – Dining – Bluffton)

If sweet tea and a sandwich on the porch sound appealing to you, head over to
Calhoun Street for a lunch you won’t soon forget.

 

alt3. On Thursdays during spring and summer months, drift through the Bluffton Farmer’s Market on Calhoun St from 2-6 pm. Local produce, jams, honey, baked goods, prepared foods and many other surprises await you at this street party.

 

 

Bluffton Dining

Bluffton Coffee Houses

Corner Perk Coffee Roasters & Brunch Cafe
1297 May River Rd, (843)816-5674

Starbucks
1060 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-9299

Bluffton Breweries & Distilleries

Burnt Church Distillery
120 Bluffton Rd, (843)872-0158

Lot 9 Brewing Company
258 Red Cedar St, (843)757-5689

Southern Barrel Brewing Company
375 Buckwalter Place Blvd, (843)837-2337

Bluffton Dining

Akomeya Asian Bistro
16 Kitties Landing Rd, (843)757-6699

Alvin Ord’s Sandwich Shop
1230 May River Rd, (843)757-1300

Agave Bluffton
13 State of Mind Way, (843)757-8226

Backwater Bill’s Grill at Hampton Lake
202 Hampton Lake Crossing, (843)836-7475

Bluffton BBQ
11 State Of Mind St, (843)757-7427

Bluffton Oyster Company Family Seafood House
27 Dr Mellichamp Dr, (843)757-0380

Bluffton Oyster Company Seafood Market
63 Wharf St, (843)757-4010

Bluffton Pizza Company
4376 Bluffton Pkwy, (843)836-3355

The Bluffton Room
15 Promenade St, (843)757-3525

Bricco Restorante Italiano
27 Dr. Mellichamp Drive, (843)707-1419

British Open Pub
1 Sheridan Park Dr, (843) 815-6736

Buffalo Wild Wings
21 Bluffton Rd, (843)757-9404

Buffalo’s at Palmetto Bluff
1 Village Park Square, (843)706-6630

Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen
1055 May River Rd, (843)757-2921

Calhoun Street Tavern
9 Promenade St, (843)757-4334

Captain Woody’s Seafood Bar
17 State Of Mind St, (843)757-6222

Cheeburger Cheeburger
108 Buckwalter Pkwy, (843)837-2433

Chicken Salad Chick
20 Discovery Dr, (843)258-1780

Chin Dynasty Bistro & Sushi Bar
108 Buckwalter Pkwy, (843)757-7998

Choo Choo BBQ
129 Burnt Church Rd, (843)815-7675

Chow Daddy’s
15 Towne Dr, (843)757-2469

Corner Perk Brunch Cafe & Coffee Roasters
1297 May River Rd, (843)816-5674

The Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room
38 Calhoun St, (843)757-0508

Downtown Deli
27 Dr Mellichamp Dr, (843)815-5005

Farm
1301 May River Rd, (843)707-2041

Five Guys
1019 Fording Island Rd, (843)757-4667

Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge
26 Discovery Dr, (843)757-3423

Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta
25 Bluffton Rd, (843)815-9200

HoneyBaked Ham Company
1060 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-7388

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood
1009 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-3888

International House Of Pancakes
11 Towne Dr, (843)815-5222

Island Bagel Co
17 Sherington Dr, (843)815-5300

Jersey Mike’s Subs
1019 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-2536

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ
872 Fording Island Rd, (843)706-9741

Katie O’Donald’s Irish Pub
1008 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-5555

Kilwin’s Chocolate, Fudge & Ice Cream
1414 Fording Island Rd, (843)837-9777

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
30 Plantation Park Dr, (843)757-6688

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
25 Bluffton Rd, (843)815-4540

Local Pie Wood-Fired Pizza
15 State of Mind St, (843)837-7437

Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe
303 Bleecker Street South, (843)815-2780

May River Grill
1263 May River Rd, (843)757-5755

Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant
27 Mellichamp Dr, (843)757-7200

Moe’s Southwest Grill
3 Malphrus Rd, (843)837-8722

Mulberry Street Trattoria
1476 Fording Island Rd, (843)837-2426

Nectar Farm Kitchen
207 Bluffton Road, (843)706-2337

Old Town Dispensary
15 Captains Cove Rd, (843)837-1893

Olive & Fig Mediterranean Kitchen
1533 Fording Island Rd, (843)707-1934

One Hot Mama’s American Grill
104 Buckwalter Pkwy, (843)815-6262

Outback Steakhouse
100 Buckwalter Pkwy, (843)757-9888

Panda Chinese Restaurant
22 Towne Dr, (843)815-6790

The Pearl Kitchen & Bar
55 Calhoun St, (843)757-5511

Pizza Co.
120 Bluffton Rd, (843)757-4900

Pour Richard’s
4376 Bluffton Pkwy, (843)757-1999

Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine & Lounge
8 Pin Oak St, (843)757-8111

Restaurant at Old South Golf Links
50 Buckingham Plantation Dr, (843)837-2023

River House at Palmetto Bluff
476 Mt Pelia Rd, (843)706-6542

Sake House
1017 Fording Island Rd, (843)706-9222

Sippin Cow Cafe & Grill
36 Promenade St, (843)757-5051

Southern Barrel Brewing Company
375 Buckwalter Place Blvd, (843)837-2337

Squat ‘N’ Gobble
1231 May River Rd, (843)757-4242

Truffles Cafe
91 Towne Dr, (843)815-5551

Underground Burritos
1253 May River Rd, (843)707-9808

Upper Crust
30 William Pope Dr, (843)705-5520

Wild Wing Cafe
1188 Fording Island Rd, (843)837-9453

Young’s BBQ
1193 May River Rd, (843)415-2764



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Bluffton

Bluffton History

The town of Bluffton is situated on a high bluff overlooking the pristine May River, the source of world-famous Bluffton oysters. The historic riverfront community still welcomes visitors with as much charm and vibrancy as it did in its antebellum heyday. Its’ location was prized by Lowcountry planters and their families as a refuge from the harsh plantation environment of mosquitoes and heat. The high bluffs welcomed strong southerly breezes that kept possible Yellow Fever infection at bay and dispelled sultry summer doldrums.

Bluffton’s reputation as a summer resort village helped it grow into a commercial center, welcoming packet ship trade between Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and Savannah. It was the first town in Southern Beaufort County.

The rich history of the area includes Native American Yemassee Indians and the Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, this region is full of history lessons. Literally, a hotbed for political rhetoric in the 1840’s and 1850’s, cries of secession was first given serious voice and debate in Bluffton.

 

After incorporation in 1852, the town continued to grow. Then came the war. Initially raided and scavenged in the early days of the conflict by Union forces occupying Hilton Head Island, Bluffton was finally shelled and burned in 1863. The Heyward House, Campbell Chapel AME Church, and the Church of the Cross were among 17 structures to escape destruction. Those three historic buildings and seven other houses can be seen today in the Town’s Historic District.

The Heyward House, an outstanding 1840’s example of early Carolina farmhouse style, is the Town’s official Welcome Center. It is open Monday- Saturday and is a great place to start your docent or self-guided tour of the House or National Register Historic District and the thriving, vibrant arts community. Then you can discover the many wonderful retail shops and restaurants around town. Life in Bluffton is still conducted with tolerance, respect, and courtesy. Please come and discover the Bluffton “State of Mind.”

Heyward House Parlor in Bluffton

Bluffton Area Attractions

Bluffton Bike Trails
25 miles of bike-friendly roads and trails.
The best way to see Old Town Bluffton.
Call (843)757-6293 for a map of trails

Bluffton Oyster Company
63 Wharf Street, Old Town Bluffton.
Oldest continuous operating oyster shucking facility in South Carolina. Opened in the early 1900’s, the 4.5 acre site on the pristine May River was purchased by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust and will evolve into a community park. (843)757-4010

Bluffton Riverfront Pocket Park and Garden
End of Pritchard Street, Old Town Bluffton.
A living example of Bluffton’s River Overlay Protection District, this planted buffer provides visitors the opportunity to see how vegetated buffers along waterways protect water quality and enhance property aesthetics. (843)706-4500

Calhoun Street Art District
Collection of art galleries clustered along
Calhoun Street, in the center of Old Town Bluffton. Call (843)757-6293 for map of galleries.

Campbell Chapel AME Church
23 Boundary Street, Old Town Bluffton.
(843)757-3652

Church of the Cross Episcopal
110 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton.
Tours available Mon-Sat, 11am-2pm.(843)757-2661. This beautiful old church survived an attack by a Federal gun boat during the Civil War.

A Guild of Bluffton Artists
20 Calhoun Street, Bluffton. (843)757-5590. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4:30pm. A co-op gallery of 14 Bluffton artists and craftspeople, the Guild is located in the historic Planters Mercantile building. Featuring original paintings in various media and styles, hand-made pottery, jewelry, turned wood pieces, baskets and more.

Heyward House Historic Center
70 Boundary St.(843)757-6293Built in 1841 as a summer cottage for a Lowcountry planter, the Heyward House is Southern Beaufort County’s only house museum and Bluffton’s official welcome center. The Heyward House is open Mondays-Fridays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 11-2pm. It offers free information on things to see and do. Also available are docent-guided tours of the site.  www.heywardhouse.org

James M. Waddell, Jr., Matricultural Research & Development Center
Sawmill Creek Road off Hwy. 278. One of the nation’s largest facilities for fish and shrimp farming & research. For tour information call (843)837-3795.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Off Hwy. 278, between the bridges to Hilton Head Island. 4,053 acres preserving salt marsh and maritime habitat. Historical marker commemorating Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Tour buses
call in advance. (912)452-4415. www.fws.gov/pinckneyisland .

May River Bench

 

Church ofthe Cross Bluffton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike Trail

 

 

Calhoun Street Gallery Bluffton

Bluffton Church of the Cross

Bluffton Historic Heyward House

Waddell Mariculture Center

Bluffton Tours

Bluffton Tours

Bluffton Bike Taxi
Old Town Bluffton, (843)707-6807
Tour Historic Bluffton with the town’s only pedicab/rickshaw company. Book a private tour, or just catch a quick ride to dinner.

Bluffton Golf Cart Tours
110 Calhoun St, (843)227-8615
Ride on a 6-seat passenger golf cart to tour around the original one-mile square in Bluffton to view the historic buildings, parks, oyster factory, Calhoun Street shops, Heyward House, etc.

Hilton Head Dolphin Tours
Two Bluffton locations, (843)321-8075

Heyward House Historic Center
70 Boundary St, (843)757-6293
Guided tours of the Heyward House and Garvin-Garvey House are available.
Read our Heyward House Blog.

May River Excursions Dolphin Tours
81 Calhoun St, (843)304-2878
Offering a variety of boating experiences ranging from cruises to fishing and shrimping excursions.

Spartina Marine Education Charters
Calhoun St Dock or CC Haig Boat Landing, (843)338-2716
Spartina Marine Education Charters offers an in depth revelation of the Lowcountry waterways.

Stand and Paddle
Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
Stand and Paddle by Fusion Fit Training offers a variety of standup paddleboard events, classes, paddling tours and more in Bluffton.

Tell Tale Charters
From all day sailing adventure  to reclusive destinations only accessible by boat, Tell Tale Charters, LLC is your Tour and Charter connection.

Shopping in Bluffton, SC

Shopping in Bluffton, SC

Al & Harry’s Home Fashion
20 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)7575999

Bluffton Candles & the Bluffton Shop
3C Lawton St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)304-3989

Bluffton General Store
12 Church St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)837-4675

Coastal Chic
41 Plantation Park, #300, (843)815-6611

Cocoon
6 Promenade St, Old Town Bluffton,  (843) 815-3315

The Complete Home
41B Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)815-2729

Eggs N’ Tricities
5 Lawton St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)757-3446

Garden Gate Nursery
2 State of Mind Way, Old Town Bluffton,  (843)757-4040

GiGi’s Boutique
40 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)815-4450

The Haven Boutique
6 State Of Mind St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)707-9198

High Tide Beads
52 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton,  (843)757-4367

House Market
4371 Bluffton Pkwy, #103

J.McLaughlin
5 Promenade St, Old Town Bluffton, 8(43)547-0343

La Petite Gallerie
56 Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton, (843)304-2319

Lettrs Gifts
8 State Of Mind St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)707-1270

Lily Bluffton
5 Promenade St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)379-3379

Markel’s Card & Gift Shop
1008-P Fording Island Rd, (843)815-9500

Marshalls
1460 Fording Island Rd, (843)836-2489

Moonlit Lullaby
55 Bridge St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)837-6666
Peach Bluffton Art 2

Off Island Thrift/Cancer Awareness Foundation
4375-B Bluffton Pkwy, (843)815-7283

Old Navy 
1460 Fording Island Rd, (843)837-1906

Palmetto Moon
1460 Fording Island Rd, #270, (843)837-1116

Preston Pottery Studio
10 Church St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)757-3084

Pluff Mudd Art
27 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)757-5590

Red Piano Art Gallery
40 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)842-4433

Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery
6 Church St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)757-6586

Spartina 449 Flagship Store
32 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)815-9000

The Storybook Shoppe
41-A Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)757-2600

The Spirited Hand
1127 Fording Island Road Suite 103, (843) 757-7300

Tanger Outlets
1414 Fording Island Rd, (843)837-5410

Target
1050 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-3321

World Market
30 Malphrus Rd, (843)836-1970

Woof Gang Barkery
7 Lawton St, Old Town Bluffton, (843)757-9663

X-Golf Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, (843)815-9444

Bluffton Real Estate

Bluffton Real Estate

Belfair
200 Belfair Oaks Blvd
(843)757-0701, (800)587-7710

Berkeley Hall Real Estate
366 Good Hope Rd, (843)815-8494

Brokers Real Estate
10-A Burr Way, (843)837-6080, (800)577-3317

Carolina Realty
3 Executive Oark Rd, HHI, (843)837-2600

Celia Dunn, Sotheby’s International Realty
52 Calhoun St, (843)836-3900

Charter 1 Realty
Belfair – 2 Belfair Oaks Blvd, (843)757-7710
Berkeley Hall – 1024 Berkeley Hall Blvd, (843)815-8400
Colleton River – 2 Colleton River Drive, (843)689-3131
SunCity – 10 Wm Pope Dr, (843)705-2830

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
16 Palmetto Way, (843)705-2000

Colleton River Club
60 Colleton River Drive
(843)836-4400

Collins Group Realty
14 Westbury Parkway, Ste 1010, (800)823-7516

138 Kings Creek Dr, (877)785-8319

ERA Evergreen Realty
4 Clark Summit Dr, #200
(843)815-6800, (866)459-1419

Hampton Lake
20 Hampton Lake Dr, (866)875-5253

Keller Williams Realty
36 Wm Pope Dr, (843)271-4254

Kiser & Associates
1256 May River Rd, (843)681-6000

Palmetto Bluff
19 Village Pk Sq, (843)757-3333, (800)501-7405

Village Park Realty, Craftbuilt Homes
1110 Fording Island Road, (888)568-1965

Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties
2 Rose Hill Way, (843)815-9191

Bluffton Golf Courses

Bluffton Golf Courses

Crescent Pointe Golf Club
1 Crescent Pointe Dr
(843)706-2600, (866)446-2319

Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club
1 Eagle’s Pointe Dr
(843)757-5900
(888)325-1833

Hampton Hall Golf Course
170 Hampton Hall Blvd
(843)815-8730

Hilton Head National
60 Hilton Head National Dr
(843)842-5900

May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff
476 Mount Pelia Rd
(843)706-6580

Old South Golf Links
50 Buckingham Plantation Dr
(843)785-5353
(800)257-8997

Pinecrest Golf Club
1 Pinecrest Way
(843)757-8960

Rose Hill Golf Club
4 Clubhouse Dr
(843)757-9030

Sun City Courses
Hidden Cypress
672 Cypress Hills Dr, Hardeeville
(843)705-4999

Okatie Creek
60 Sun City Ln, Hardeeville
(843)705-4653

Argent Lakes 
1291 Sergeant Wm Jasper Blvd N, Hardeeville,
(843)645-0507

Bluffton Accommodations

Bluffton Accommodations

Bed and Breakfasts and Inns

Montage Inn at Palmetto Bluff
476 Mount Pelia Rd
(866)706-6500

Old Town Bluffton Inn
1321 May River Rd
(843)707-4045

Camping

Stoney Crest Plantation Campground
419 May River Rd, Bluffton, (843)757-3249
RV, tent sites, full hookup.

Hotels and Motels

Candlewood Suites
5 Young Clyde Ct
(843)705-9600

Comfort Suites 
23 Towne Dr
(843)277-9165

Hampton Inn & Suites, Okatie/Sun City
29 William Pope Dr
(843)705-9000

Hilton Garden Inn  
1575 Fording Island Rd
(843)837-8111

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites  
35 Bluffton Rd, (843)757-2002

 

Bluffton Area | Old Town Bluffton

Bluffton Sights to See

Bluffton Sights to See

Click on the name of the attraction for more information.

Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
63 Wharf Street, Old Town Bluffton.
Located on the May River in Old Town Bluffton, the park celebrates the oldest continuous operating oyster shucking facility in South Carolina. Opened in the early 1900’s, the 4.5 acre site on the pristine May River was purchased by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust and has evolved into a community park. The Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage sits on the bluff overlooking the river. (843)757-4010

Bluffton Riverfront Pocket Park and Garden
End of Pritchard Street, Old Town Bluffton.
A living example of Bluffton’s River Overlay Protection District, this planted buffer provides visitors the opportunity to see how vegetated buffers along waterways protect water quality and enhance property aesthetics. (843)706-4500

Bluffton Shell Art Trail
Throughout Old Town Bluffton
The Shell Art Trail is a new cultural art exhibit. 21 unique fiberglass oyster sculptures have been placed throughout Old Town Bluffton. Each oyster is a true work of art, painted by a local artist. Download a digital map or print out your own Shell Art Trail Passbook and get ready to follow the trail to the most spectacularly decorated sculptures you’ve ever seen. A special plaque on each will provide you with a unique “oyster fact” in answer to questions in your Passbook.  Match questions and answers to increase your knowledge as you travel the Trail. Take lots of selfies along the way. Post them to your social media accounts, tag us @LowcountryOysterTrail, and use #LowCountryOysterTrail #heARTofBluffton #SeeShellsinBluffton. Visit the Lowcountry Oyster Trail website to download your trail map.

Calhoun Street Art District
Collection of art galleries clustered along Calhoun Street, in the center of Old Town Bluffton. (843)757-6293

Campbell Chapel AME Church
23 Boundary Street, Old Town Bluffton.
The Campbell Chapel AME Church is the oldest surviving church within the historic district of Bluffton. Constructed in 1853 by the Bluffton Methodist Episcopal Church, the property changed hands in 1874 when it was purchased by freedmen. The church is believed to have been built by slaves. (843)757-3652
Read our Campbell Chapel AME Blog.

Church of the Cross Episcopal
110 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton.
Tours available (843)757-2661. The beautiful and historic Church of the Cross was built in 1857. It survived an attack by a Federal gun boat in 1863, when Federal troops burned most of Bluffton.

Bridge and Wharf Streets, (843) 757-6293
Guided tours of the Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage, located on the High Bluff in Oyster Factory Park are available. Reservations are not required for guided tours on Tuesdays or Thursdays, unless you have a group of 10 or more. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled.

70 Boundary St. (843)757-6293. Built in 1841 as a summer cottage for a Lowcountry planter, the Heyward House is Southern Beaufort County’s only house museum and Bluffton’s official welcome center. It offers free information on things to see and do Also available are docent-guided tours of the site. Read our Heyward House Blog.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge 
Off Hwy. 278, between the bridges to Hilton Head Island. Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge contains 4,053 acres preserving salt marsh and maritime habitat. Historical marker commemorating Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. (843) 784-2468.

Society of Bluffton Artists
6 Church Street, Street, Bluffton. (843)757-6586, A co-op gallery of Bluffton artists and craftspeople, the Guild is located in the historic Planters Mercantile building. Featuring original paintings in various media and styles, hand-made pottery, jewelry, turned wood pieces, baskets and more.

Sawmill Creek Rd.
Thie 977 acre Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve provides an escape from the crowds. The preserve contains an example of the pine-saw palmetto flatwoods community, which is rare in South Carolina. As the name suggests, the pine-saw palmetto community is dominated by longleaf and slash pine in the overstory and saw palmetto in the understory. The other community type located on the preserve is the mainland maritime forest. This community occurs adjacent to the saltwater creeks and is dominated by live oak, cabbage palm, and slash pine. The preserve provides an excellent area for birdwatching, particularly in the spring. Pine, yellow-throated, and yellow rumped warblers, white-eyed vireos, summer tanagers and flycatchers can be seen in a short time. White-tailed deer, fox and gray squirrels can also be observed.

Bluffton Area Sights

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

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The shore gently recedes beneath the stunning Pawleys Island Pier. The unique island town, located about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach and 70 miles north of Charleston, exudes laid-back, beachy vibes. Locals have definitely adopted an island state of mind and encourage visitors to as well. When you go, make sure to relax on the beach, explore the famous sand dunes, or fish in one of the many adjacent creeks.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: We guarantee that you’re going to want to spend a whole day here. We recommend getting to the beach at around 10am.🗓️ Best time of the year: Pawleys Island has the best weather during the spring and early summer months.🏖️ Things to do while there: Pawleys Island Nature Park, Pawleys Island Chapel, Hopsewee Plantation.🐠 Things to visit in the area: Brookgreen Gardens (brookgreen_gardens), take a walking ghost tour, Myrtle Beach (mymyrtlebeach), Harborwalk Marina, South Carolina Maritime Museum (southcarolinamaritimemuseum).🏨 Where to stay: The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn (oceanfrontlitchfieldinn), Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort (litchfieldbeachandgolf), Sea View Inn (seaviewinn), 620 Prince (620prince).Photo by qcphotographer
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Beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry
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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!
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
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Headed down the road....Edisto Island.  #edisto #sclowcountry #trees #endofday  #beauty #islandsofsc
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
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Our SC Lowcountry has a myriad of historical churches. Head over to our blog and learn about the ones around Ridgeland.https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/historic-churches-of-ridgeland-and-its-surrounding-villages/#thatsmylowcountry #naturallyamazing #sclowcountry #historicchurches #ridgelandsc #jaspercountysc #exploresc #exploresouthcarolina
Reposted from coastaldiscoverymuseum Hilton Head Island has the second highest tidal range on the East Coast, second only to Canada’s Bay of Fundy. The average tidal range here is 7-9 feet between high and low tides.The Salt Marsh is one of our area’s most prominent features, not to mention an essential resource. Most coastal creatures depend partially or even fully on the Salt Marsh for survival as it serves as a nursery, as well as a water filter vital for the functioning of the entire coastal ecosystem.Explore the Lowcountry up close with a visit to the Coastal Discovery Museum and head out into the marsh via the Osprey Outlook floating dock on a self-guided tour or register for the weekly Salt Marsh Discovery program to learn from an expert how and why this particular environment is so important. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
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The Parish Church of St. Helena was built in 1724 and has stood the test of time. It has seen multiple transformations to its exterior, a civil war, and three centuries of congregation come and go. Come experience 300 years of history.📸: Robert Gecy#thatsmylowcountry #naturallyamazing #sclowcountry #parishchurchofsthelena #beaufortsc #beaufortcountysc #exploresc #exploresouthcarolina #discoversc #discoversouthcarolina
I'm wringing this chamois for all its worth. The diversity of subjects at this place is endless.#ilfordfp4 #lowcountryphotographer #southernconversations #sclowcountry #lowcountryscenes #saltmarsh #bnwmood #mediumformatfilm #silvervisionfilm
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
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Just had a half blind lease become available last minute….text or call Joe Temples 912-230-3882 for more info….#moistsoilmanagement #scducks #ducksofinstagram #charleston #beaufortsc #savannah #goldenisles #lowcountry #sclowcountry
Yet another sunrise shot from the South Carolina coast as the sun begins to peek over the horizon.  #sun #sunrise #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunriseoftheday #sunrisephotography #beach #beachlife #coastal #coastline #southcarolina #sclowcountry #seabrookisland #landscapephotography #amateurphotography

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