Bay Street, Beaufort

Bay Street, Beaufort (must see)

Bay Street in Beaufort is more than just a street; it's the heart and soul of this historic coastal town. It runs along the picturesque waterfront of the Beaufort Historic District, which is known for its well-preserved antebellum architecture and historical significance. It is a central artery through the heart of the town, offering visitors a chance to explore Beaufort's rich history and culture.

One of the highlights of Bay Street is its stunning waterfront location along the Beaufort River. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the river and the nearby islands, including Lady's Island and Port Royal Island. The scenic beauty of the area adds to the street's appeal.

Bay Street is lined with an array of charming boutique shops, art galleries, and specialty stores. Visitors can browse through unique gifts, art pieces, clothing, and more. The street is a popular destination for shopping and finding one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

The street is also home to a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and eateries. From casual seafood joints to upscale dining establishments, Bay Street offers a variety of culinary experiences. Visitors can savor delicious Lowcountry cuisine and fresh seafood while enjoying the waterfront ambiance.

Along Bay Street, you'll find cultural attractions such as the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort Arts Council. The Street is a hub of activity during various festivals and events held throughout the year. These events often feature live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and other forms of entertainment. The street comes alive during occasions like the Beaufort Water Festival and various holiday celebrations.

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Bay Street on Map

Sight Name: Bay Street
Sight Location: Beaufort, USA (See walking tours in Beaufort)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Beaufort, South Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Beaufort

Create Your Own Walk in Beaufort

Creating your own self-guided walk in Beaufort is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Beaufort Introduction Walking Tour

Beaufort Introduction Walking Tour

Named the "Most Romantic City" in South Carolina, Beaufort – located just outside of Hilton Head – is overflowing with charm.

This coastal gem has a storied past that stretches back 500 years as the site of the second European landing in North America, the Spanish exploration led by Captain Pedro de Salazar. In 1711, British colonists founded a city in the area and named it for...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Beaufort Historic Houses Walking Tour

Beaufort Historic Houses Walking Tour

Beaufort, South Carolina, a city rich in history, is full of architectural gems: stately, historic properties reflecting a variety of styles. The local Historic District is a mix of Federal, Neoclassical, and Greek Revival architecture, with many homes predating the Civil War.

The Barnwell-Gough House, an exquisite example of Federal-style architecture, stands proudly with its classic symmetry...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles