Days Inn Beaufort / Parris Island

1660 South Ribaut Road, Port Royal, South Carolina, 29935, United States
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Old South - Prospect Hill Plantation

by grandmaR

Beaufort is not only boater friendly, is one of three National Historic Districts in South Carolina, and has a shrimping fleet but also is the home of Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, the Marine Corps Air Station and the Naval Hospital. They even have their own aquarium.

Beaufort is somewhat hard to get to by road (see second picture), and is also in the middle of winding waterways (it is the orange area in the middle of the chart in the third picture) which take a lot of time to traverse. After the third visit by boat, we've always gone directly from Charleston to the St. Mary's River between Georgia and Florida. We never stayed here long enough to visit when we came by boat. In order to make it to Johns Island the next day we have to leave really early before the restrictions on the Ladies Island Bridge. And going south, in order to get to Thunderbolt in the daylight, we have to leave reasonably early. We did get to take a day-trip to Beaufort when we were at Hilton Head for a week.

The picture is of a Prospect Hill Plantation at MM 507- south of Johns Island and about 28 sm north of Beaufort by water.

It is taken with a digital camera from far away at maximum zoom and cropped in even more. It dates from 1790 and is even marked on the charts as "House". Ephraim Baynard was the first owner, and the design has been attributed to James Hoban. The plantation house is reported to have ghosts.

Intercoastal Waterway aka ICW

by grandmaR

Beginning in the fall of 2000, most of our visits to SC were by boat as we cruised down the Intercoastal. We usually stopped in the Charleston area to see our grandchildren.

The ICW enters SC near Little River Inlet up by Myrtle Beach. It passes Barefoot Landing and goes through the Pine Island Cut AKA the Rock Pile. The hidden rock ledges along this canal are a real hazard to boaters. After you pass Socastee, you emerge into the Wacamaw River. There is often good sailing down this river to Georgetown on Winyah Bay.

After Georgetown there is a very long stretch down canals and rivers - passing McClellandville and the Cape Romain Wildlife Preserve and the Francis Marion State Forest to get to Charleston before the Ben Sawyer Bridge closes for rush hour. This bridge is susceptible to high winds and may remain closed in certain wind conditions, so it is always a relief to get past that point.

Cross Charleston Harbor, busy with freighters, ferries and sailboats, and thread your way through rivers, sounds and connecting canals to Beaufort and the Paris Island marine base. At the south end of the SC ICW is Hilton Head just before you exit to Savannah and Thunderbolt GA.


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Beaufort, South Carolina

by AugSCkm27

I've never been to South Carolina. Although everything I have heard has all been very positive! I look forward to going there in the future! Anyone live there and like to give me advice and places to visit? I am especially wanting to go to Beaufort. Thanks for all of the responses!

Re: Beaufort, South Carolina

by grandmaR

I don't live there, but I've been to Beaufort three times.

Beaufort is a lovely city with a nice waterfront and walking tours (self guided) of the historical homes.

There is a very historic cemetery there (initiated by Abe Lincoln) and
Paris Island Marine Base is also near here, although that's not so much a tourist destination.

One of the MUST SEE destinations in South Carolina IMHO is Brookgreen Gardens near Murell's Inlet.

And of course Charleston and Georgetown are also nice towns to visit.

Re: Beaufort, South Carolina

by mr.jacob

you should check out the mouth of the Edisto River, it is a haven for rare birds so if you like birdwatching, this place is for you.

Re: Beaufort, South Carolina

by KimberlyAnn

I love Beaufort! Be sure to take the carriage ride, we had a great driver who told us all the interesting information about the beautiful old historic homes. Drive out to Hunting Island and visit the light house and the lovely beach. Eat at Bistro 205 and be sure to get the she-crab soup!!!! If you get up to Huntington Beach State park near Myrtle Beach you will find a wonderful beach and a really interesting house that was the home of the noted American Sculptress, Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Re: Re: Beaufort, South Carolina

by grandmaR

Is Huntington Beach Park the same as Brookgreen Gardens, or is that different?


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 Days Inn Beaufort / Parris Island

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Address: 1660 South Ribaut Road, Port Royal, South Carolina, 29935, United States