The Beaufort Lowcountry is home to what some call the Treasured Coast from Hilton Head Island to Fripp Island. Callawassie Island, located in the center can be considered the keystone. Profiles of Lowcountry Communities provide a glimpse of selected communities linked to corresponding pages and property listings. The following outlines nearby cities, towns, and destinations.
Beaufort continues to rate as a top place to live and retire. The historic town has quaint shopping, and a waterfront park with harbor that hosts numerous festivals. Beaufort is home to Hospitals, The University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Parris Island, and the Marine Air station. Take a walking or carriage tour and learn of the rich history and movie heritage.
Bluffton is one of the fastest growing towns in the south east. Driven largely by the allure of Hilton Head, it has become a force in its own right. Old Town has undergone major renovations and now is on a tourist destination with quaint shops, great restaurants, and family and night life. Several Plantations offer upscale living, and many newer developments offer great homes for young families.
Hilton Head Island is a major resort town, with many visitors deciding to call it home. There numerous golf courses, plantations, and resorts, with something for every interest and price range. You can find something to do no matter what your age. Faforite activities include shopping, biking and golf. If you’re feeling young, try parasailing or zip lining. Dining and theater is ideal for the evening. Take a tour on working shrimp boat or enjoy life as a kid on a pirate ship.
The Town of Port Royal is going through a transformation as the old Port undergoes redevelopment. There will be a marina, restaurants, retail shops, various residential neighborhoods of different flavors, and a hotel. Development has commenced around the dry-stack and several recently opened restaurants. Visit the shrimping docks made famous in the movie Forrest Gump, or look search for shark teeth at the Sands Beach, where you can still drive onto the beach.
Hunting Island State Park offer a glimpse of what the shore used to be, with pristine beaches with remnants of the receding maritime forest. Leave your worries behind with a day at the beach without any commercialism. A lighthouse provides visitors with expansive views from the top, along with some exercise. The maritime forest which is being swallowed by the sea each year provides interesting lessons for all. Stroll along the beach, and walkways through nature. Stop at the visitor center.
Savannah is steeped in history. Enjoy walking the many squares, or take a carriage tour of the city. Reading “Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil” prior to the visit will make the visit more rewarding. Visit the Market and Forsythe Park, experience a bit of nostalgia by visiting Leopold’s Ice Cream and the Chrystal Beer Parlor. There’s plenty to do here, you might want to plan for an overnight stay.