So you’re coming to Beaufort County? Fantastic! We can’t wait to see you.
From Beaufort to Bluffton to Hilton Head, there’s something for everyone in the Lowcountry. But what should you know before you get here?
We asked some of our readers. And here’s what they had to say.
Don’t pass up our seafood
Never miss a local story.
It doesn’t get any fresher. And many of the restaurant views aren’t bad either.
Do take in our sunsets
Lowcountry sunsets are a beautiful thing. You don’t want to miss one.
Don’t feed the gators
Never seen an alligator up close? We can fix that. But keep your distance and keep your food to yourself. When you feed a gator, you train it to approach other humans. And no good will come from that.
Do say hi to the dolphins (but don’t feed them either)
It’s not uncommon to see fins pop up from our local waters. But feeding them people food is bad news. And can be illegal.
Don’t hit your brakes
We have a lot to see in the Lowcountry. But whether you’re approaching a roundabout or think you just spotted a critter nearby, be aware of the vehicles behind you. Keep your eyes on the road and go with the flow of traffic or your vacation could be over before it’s begun. You can always turn around at the next light.
Do know the rules of the road
Renting bikes? Know when you have the right of way and when you don’t. It will save you a lot of headaches.
Don’t ignore the beach rules
Bringing pets? Check with the beach you’re visiting about what hours furry friends are allowed.
Do wear sunscreen
You don’t get macho points for going without sunscreen. And don’t let a cloudy sky decieve you - you’ll still be feeling the burn the next day.
Don’t take home a sand dollar
It’s actually illegal. Want a souviner? We have shopping galore.
Do take in a day trip
Savannah isn’t far. If you have more time, Charleston is a drive north. Both have loads of activities and history.
Do pick up after yourself
On and off the beach, keep your stuff together, put your trash away and leave your area presentable for the next folks who use it.
Do come back soon
Beaufort County is a tourist destination. Thousands of our jobs are dependent on tourism. Without you, those jobs don’t exist. We hope you enjoy your stay and that we see you again soon.