Whether you’re looking to kayak the Intracoastal Waterway, cast a line into the Atlantic, or find a beach to work on your tan, Beaufort is full of fun things to do! Beaufort has a variety of options for golfing and tennis, wonderful public parks, and there’s no shortage of locations to drop your boat into the water.
HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK
Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. A picturesque Hunting Island Beach, palm trees and thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure that keep locals and vistors alike coming back all throughout the year. Climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse and take in a breathtaking view of the Atlanic Ocean. Dolphins can often be seen frolicking right off shore and pelicans can be spotted dive bombing for their next meal. Hunting Island is not your typical beach. This natural beauty is a must see when visiting the area.
THE SANDS BEACH
This local favorite is located in the town of Port Royal on the Beaufort River and offers easy acess from all points in Beaufort. Comb the beach for sharks teeth, stroll along the boardwalk, climb to the top of the observation tower, sunbathe, fish, go crabbing, or launch your boat from the boat ramp. The possibilites are endless when you visit “The Sands.” Pack a picnic and spend the day with the locals. It’s where they go.
Local Farmers Markets
With it’s history deeply rooted in agriculture and farming, it’s natural that Beaufort boasts several community Farmer’s Markets spread out all over town. Click here to visit our Farmer’s Market page.
Golf Courses & Country Clubs
Beaufort has some amazing golf, and some great golfing communities.
Visit this link for a complete listing of Beaufort-area public golf courses and clubs.
Fishing Piers & Boat Landings
For local tide information, please visit this link to TOPTIDES.com
BROAD RIVER FISHING PIER
Maintained by Beaufort County Public Works, the 720′ Broad River Fishing Pier is located along the Broad River. When construction was completed on the new bridge, a remnant of the old bridge was kept in place and turned into the pier. Open year round, Broad River Fishing Pier offers parking and handicapped access. 1000 Robert Smalls Parkway.
HENRY C. CHAMBERS WATERFRONT PARK
Bay Street, Downtown Beaufort
Pet friendly, always open, swings, fishing, playground, tables, jogging/walking path, restrooms and seawall walkway.
BURTON WELLS COUNTY PARK (Beaufort County PALS)
ADDRESS: 1 Middleton Recreation Drive, Beaufort, SC
INFO: (843) 255-6680
Ball fields, dog park, soccer fields, primitive trails, ampitheater and more.
PIGEON POINT PARK
Large park and playground with lots of activities for children, picnic tables, wide open space, restrooms.
LIVE OAKS PARK
Playground, basketball court, wide open space.
Public Tennis Courts