The South’s Most Charming Streets

The South’s Most Charming Streets Courtesy Southern Living Magazine and Courtesy of Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce There are few better ways to spend an afternoon than with a stroll through a quaint, picturesque thoroughfare—and lucky for us, the South has plenty. The South has so many hidden treasures and undiscovered gems. Locations that girlfriends, families, and couples plan trips around visiting. The South has great restaurants, amazing shopping, beautiful beaches, and some of the best bars and breweries. We also have gorgeous spots that are off the map. Most of them don’t even run a half a mile long, and they were intended for long, leisurely strolls. The quiet walks that bring us back to life. Think about your favorite spot. Is it a beautiful block lined with colorful homes or a charming cobblestone street? Or could it be a picture-perfect road that leads to acres of green grass or a sandy path that leads to a serene body of water? We bet you can see it now. Those picturesque spots that bring you a sense of solace, peace of mind, and make you take a deep breath. How do we choose the most picturesque street in the South? Well, we tried and handpicked a few of our favorites here. Craven Street: Beaufort, SC In the 1800s plantation owners chose Craven as the prime location to build their summer homes due to the fact that the intercoastal breeze flows through even on the hottest summer day. Here, you’ll scope out some gorgeous porches and, at the end, the classic “This View Brought to you by Beaufort, SC” sign,...

Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park is one of the most popular state parks and beach areas in South Carolina. The Hunting Island beach attracts over a million visitors a year. The pristine sandy beach, natural setting and warm Atlantic Ocean make a perfect getaway. The Hunting Island historic lighthouse is the only lighthouse open to the public to climb in the state. From the top platform, one can get a breathtaking view of the ocean, beach and the marshland. Fishing is popular in the lagoon, surf and the fishing pier which st reaches 1120 feet into the Fripp Inlet. Located at the pier entrance, is the Nature Center, which has some very nice exhibits of the local wildlife and marine life. Nature trails, Visitor Center, natural beach and even a boat landing. Hunting Island State Park is not just another beach… it’s a nature and wildlife paradise… right here in the USA. We hope you enjoy your tour of the Hunting Island State Park and the Beaufort SC area. Please feel free to visit our sponsors if you see something that interest...

Old Point

Beaufort is a very small town. Very pretty historic district with some outstanding homes that is well worth a walk or short bike ride around. An hour is plenty of time to see everything if you are bicycling.  Seeing it by car would detract from the peaceful atmosphere and narrow streets...

The Spanish Moss Trail

      The Spanish Moss Trail is an emerging rails-to-trail green-way project owned by Beaufort County, South Carolina and is located in the heart of Northern Beaufort County. Today,the Spanish Moss Trail is a 3.3 mile, 12-foot wide, paved, pedestrian Trail open for the enjoyment of bikers, runners, walkers, fishers, and nature enthusiasts of all stages of life. When completed, the 13.6 mile Trail will connect neighborhoods, parks, water and marsh views, nature preserves, cultural features, historic sites and businesses for recreation, transportation and conservation purposes. Where is the Spanish Moss Trail? The Spanish Moss Trail is currently 3.3 miles in length and located in Northern Beaufort County, South Carolina. The first 2 phases of the Trail are open for residents and visitors enjoyment between Ribaut Road in Port Royal and Depot Road. What is the next phase of the Spanish Moss Trail? Phase 2 of the Trail opened in November 2013, connecting an additional 2.3 miles between Ribaut Road in the Town of Port Royal to Allison Road in Beaufort. This section of the Trail now connects with the Phase 1 Model Mile (Allison to Depot Roads), bringing the Trail to 3.3 miles. Funding for Phase 3 of the Trail is COMPLETE (Beaufort County with a Federal Grant) and is in the design/engineering phase. Implementation of Phase 3 is planned for the Spring/Summer 2014....