Travelers who find themselves heading to Saint Helena Island will love taking time to explore and enjoy this welcoming destination with every visit. The following are just a few of the many things to do here that are sure to inspire!
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Savor a Palate-Pleasing Moment
A trip to Saint Helena Island is a great opportunity to add some flavorful moments to your itinerary. Whether you’re on the hunt for breakfast, lunch, or soft serve, you’ll find it waiting for you at Beedos Burgers. Located at 1634 Sea Island Parkway, Beedos is a one-stop-shop for American favorite dishes when cravings come calling. They’re open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm with adjusted hours on Monday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Whether you go for the omelets, the loaded burgers, or the milkshakes, it’s a great place to satisfy your hunger alongside the entire family.
If it’s fresh seafood selections you’re after, you’ll want to make your way to Locals Raw Bar in Beaufort. Found at 97 Sea Island Parkway #202, this delicious stop is loved by seafood enthusiasts looking to enjoy a meal in elegant surroundings between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm Thursday through Monday. Whether you opt for the po boy, lobster rolls, or sushi, you’re in for a treat with every visit!
Historic Sightseeing Opportunities
History buffs who find themselves visiting Saint Helena Island will have options to explore a place that’s immersed in rich Gullah culture and history. Begin your sightseeing at the Penn Center, which is an African American cultural and educational center within the Corners Community. It was founded in 1862 by missionaries and was the first school in the South for the education of African Americans. Today, the center continues to carry out its mission and hosts a Brick Church that was built in 1855 and is a designated National Historic Landmark.
Saint Helena Island history buffs can also enjoy time browsing the York W. Bailey Museum at 16 Penn Center Circle or exploring the St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to tour Fort Fremont which dates back to 1899 and was an important fortification that was used during the Spanish-American War.
Tour the Terrain on Horseback
A truly unique way to enjoy seeing the sights of Saint Helena Island the next time you’re here is to head over to Camelot Farms Equestrian Center and tour on horseback! Located at 101 Tom and Mike Lane, this equestrian center sprawls across 70 acres and is just 20 minutes south of Beaufort and no less than five miles from Hunting Island State Park. They’re open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm daily and offer guests the option to book one of two trail rides. The first is a plantation tour and the second is the coastline excursion that highlights the Lowcountry beauty. Riding lessons are offered at the equestrian center as well for both adults and children. It’s a great place to set your sights on stunning horse breeds and explore an area known for its beautiful winding roads and inspiring landscapes topped with moss-draped trees.
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