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31 Best and Fun Things To Do In Port Royal, South Carolina

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This lovely town is situated just beyond Beaufort, close to the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. Port Royal offers a peaceful, picturesque setting for both those interested in history and those who appreciate nature, as they explore the town’s historical legacy and scenic surroundings.

Port Royal’s charming Lowcountry community combines sincere southern hospitality and a hint of must-see attractions that will intrigue coastal and outdoor lovers of all varieties. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities both indoors and outdoors in Port Royal, including the serene walking paths, the stunningly beautiful downtowns, and the immaculately landscaped streets along Port Royal’s renowned downtown.

With a rich history, stunning scenery, and a multitude of dining and accommodation options, Port Royal is a must-see for those who appreciate the simplicity of small-town America. Check out our list of the best attractions to see during your visit.

The 31 Most Popular Things To Do In Port Royal, South Carolina

31. Chechessee River

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

30. Daws Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

29. Broad River

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

28. Lemon Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

27. Port Royal Island

4.0 ★★★★☆ (2 reviews)

26. Page Field

2.5 ★★★☆☆ (2 reviews)

Location: Beaufort SC

25. Historic Port Royal Foundation

4.7 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

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Location: 1634 Paris Ave Port Royal SC

Tel:  843 524 4333

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24. Charlesfort – Santa Elena historic site

4.5 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)


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Location: Beaufort SC

23. Burkmeyer Beach

2.9 ★★★☆☆ (10 reviews)

22. Burckmyers Beach

2.1 ★★☆☆☆ (11 reviews)


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21. Parris Island

4.6 ★★★★★ (17 reviews)

20. Fort Frederick Cultural Heritage Preserve

4.9 ★★★★★ (28 reviews)


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Location: 601 Old Fort Road Port Royal SC

19. Burton Wells Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (36 reviews)


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Location: 64 Burton Wells Road Beaufort SC

Tel:  843 255 6680

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18. Widgeon Point Preserve

4.7 ★★★★★ (68 reviews)


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Location: 43 Okatie Hwy Okatie SC

Tel:  843 255 2152

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17. Beaufort County Crystal Lake Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (87 reviews)

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Location: 124 Ladys Island Dr Beaufort SC

Tel:  843 255 2152

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16. Westvine Dr Spanish Moss Trail Parking

4.7 ★★★★★ (114 reviews)

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Location: Port Royal SC

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15. Live Oaks Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (117 reviews)

Location: 904 14th Street Port Royal SC

Web Address:

14. Port Royal Boat Landing (The Sands)

4.7 ★★★★★ (156 reviews)

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Location: Boardwalk Port Royal SC

Tel:  843 255 2800

13. Burton Wells Dog Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (162 reviews)

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Location: 118 Burton Wells Road Beaufort SC

Tel:  843 255 6680

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12. Broad River Fishing Pier

4.6 ★★★★★ (183 reviews)

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Location: Beaufort SC

11. Port Royal Boardwalk and Observation Tower

4.7 ★★★★★ (374 reviews)

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Location: 901 London Ave Port Royal SC

Tel:  843 986 2205

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10. Every Second Counts ESC Escape Rooms

5.0 ★★★★★ (497 reviews)


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Location: 22 Sams Point Way Beaufort SC

Tel:  843 525 9000

Web Address:

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9. Spanish Moss Trail

3.6 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)

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8. Cat Island

4.0 ★★★★☆ (12 reviews)

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7. Saint Phillips Island

4.6 ★★★★★ (13 reviews)


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6. Spring Island

4.7 ★★★★★ (13 reviews)

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5. Callawassie Island

4.7 ★★★★★ (26 reviews)


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4. The Sands

4.4 ★★★★☆ (198 reviews)

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3. Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center

4.8 ★★★★★ (269 reviews)

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Location: 310 Okatie Hwy Okatie SC

Tel:  843 645 7774

Web Address:

2. Cypress Wetlands

4.8 ★★★★★ (672 reviews)

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Location: 1700 Paris Ave Port Royal SC

Web Address:

1. Parris Island Museum

4.8 ★★★★★ (1,128 reviews)

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Location: 111  Street Beaufort SC

Tel:  843 228 2951

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Port Royal, South Carolina! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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