South of Beaufort, the town of Port Royal lures with fresh seafood and preserved natural beauty.
Port Royal prides itself on gifts from the sea, and encourages visitors to see and taste the treasures. For a catch-of-the-day meal, dine while overlooking the Lady’s Island Marina at Dockside Restaurant. Get to know the feathered locals along the trails of the freshwater wetland bird sanctuary, or climb to the top of the observation tower at the boardwalk and watch dolphins frolic in Battery Creek. Visit Cypress Wetland Park to get up-close with the area’s native plants and wildlife right in the heart of downtown. Soak up the sights on the trails, boardwalk and pier.
The area’s natural splendor complements a manmade beauty in Union Church. Built in 1878, the church features the original windows, bell tower and bronze bell.
Things to do:
- Cypress Wetlands
- The Sands
- Parris Island Museum
- Lowcountry Estuarium