This quaint historic town shares Port Royal Island with the city of Beaufort. It boasts one of the deepest ports on the East Coast, although not in operation, and has a marina and a unique river beach with a scenic boardwalk for fishing and strolling.
The Cypress Wetlands includes a walking and biking pathway around beautiful marsh.
The town’s historic church is home to a small museum, and the streets are often the site of free summer music festivals. Watch for major annual festivals such as the Soft Shell Crab Festival in April. A farmers’ market also is a weekend gathering spot for locals and visitors who will find fresh baked goods as well as a wide variety of locally grown produce and crafts.