5 of Our Favorite Things to Do in Beaufort, SC

We get it, if you come to Fripp Island, the beach is probably the #1 thing on your mind. While our island is a paradise in and of itself and has more to offer than you could ever dream of, we still can’t bring ourselves to overlook all the beauty and activity around us! Below we’ve listed five of our favorite things to do in Beaufort, SC. These activities are local and provide their own individual experience that you are unlikely to find elsewhere!

Shop on the Waterfront

Beaufort SC pictures

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is located along the Beaufort River just before you cross the Richard V. Woods Bridge to Lady’s Island. Not only is it one of the most scenic spots in town, but it’s also a fantastic place to take out your wallet and do some local shopping. Bay Street hosts multiple shops and restaurants that line the park with many of the restaurants offering waterfront dining. If you’re planning to spend the day off of Fripp, we can’t think of anything better than shopping, having a nice meal with a view, and watching the sunset on one of the best seats in town!

Carriage Ride through Town

One of the best ways to stroll through town in by carriage of course. Sea Island Carriage Company is located right on Bay Street in front of Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Tours are offered daily (weather permitting) between 9:40 am and 5:00 pm. Click here for more info.

Glimpse into the Past

If you are looking for historic charm, visit the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. With pillars of bricks standing high and Spanish Moss hanging from the trees, it’s a mesmerizingly perfect spot for sightseeing and photos. It’s located just off Hwy 17 on Old Sheldon Church Rd before you get to Beaufort so be sure to stop by if you’re coming in from I-95!

Fun Night Out

Beaufort has quite a few local gems that are family-friendly and make for a fantastic night out!

Every Second Counts Escape Rooms

Every Second Counts

Test your escape skills at Every Second Counts Escape Rooms! It’s located on Lady’s Island and offers multiple escape rooms of every difficulty that follow unique story-lines. Most rooms are family friendly but there are some that boast an extra challenge for those seeking it! Whether you escape or not, everyone gets to celebrate at the end with a fun group picture!

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Glow in the dark indoor golf

Glowcountry Indoor Mini Golf

Glowcountry Indoor Mini Golf offers a unique take on the average mini golf experience! This spot is new to town and is quickly becoming a local favorite. It’s family-owned and operated business with intentions of bringing everyone great fun at a reasonable price!

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Axe Throwing

Moss and Hatchet

You may have previously seen them around at festivals and events, but Moss & Hatchet just opened up their first stationary location in town. They offer casual axe throwing and, on occasion, competitive axe throwing for those who make it a sport. You don’t have to be skilled to try it out and if you’re responsible, you can have a drink while doing so! Everyone must be 18 years are older outside of family hours so this is a good one for all you adults!

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An Educational Experience for All

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center offers and educational and fun experience for adults and children alike. Visitors are welcomed to learn about Port Royal Sound life with exhibits, classrooms, and hands-on learning experiences. The tours of the center are self-guided and with no admission fee making them perfect for vacationing families on a budget! Click here for more info.