We get it; if you come to Fripp Island, the beach is probably the first 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 eight of our favorite things to do in Beaufort, SC. These activities are local and provide their own experience that you are unlikely to find elsewhere!
Don't forget to check out our free Fripp Island Vacation Guide to find even more bucket list items for your vacation itinerary! We'll point you in the right direction and help you make the most of every moment.
Indulge in the 8 Best Things to Do in Beaufort, SC
Stroll Along the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is located along the Beaufort River just before you cross the Woods Memorial 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. Watching the sunset from here is one of the best seats in town!
Carriage Ride Through Town
One of the best ways to stroll through town is 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.
Glimpse into the Past at the Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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!
Test Your Skills at Every Second Counts Escape Room
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 storylines. Most rooms are family-friendly, but some 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!
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 a family-owned and operated business with intentions of bringing everyone great fun at a reasonable price!
Moss and Hatchet Axe Throwing
You may have previously seen them around at festivals and events, but Moss & Hatchet just opened 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 or older outside of family hours, so this is a good one for all you adults!
An Educational Experience for All at Port Royal Sound Maritime Center
The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center offers an educational and fun experience for adults and children alike. Visitors are welcomed to learn about Port Royal Sound's life with exhibits, classrooms, and hands-on learning experiences. The center tours are self-guided and with no admission fee making them perfect for vacationing families on a budget!
Don’t Forget to Make Your Way Back to Fripp Island Resort!
The real fun happens on Fripp Island! Plus, you'll want access to all our excellent resort amenities that make every trip one for the books. Whether you're splashing in one of the pools, trying a guided kayak tour with an instructor, hitting the green for a round of 18, or playing a friendly game of tennis on the resort courts, you'll never run out of things to do! The possibilities are endless at Fripp Island Resort. Browse our Fripp Island rentals and start planning your next vacation with us today.