Welcome to the Beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry

lan your next vacation to the Palmetto State’s beautiful Lowcountry region. The Lowcountry offers a wide variety of activities and culinary delights, as well as a taste of the rich history and the natural beauty of the South.

Our Lowcountry Region is South of Charleston…North of Savannah… Just Near Heaven. We beckon you to explore our cultural heritage and sea island lifestyle. Warmed by Southern breezes and shaded by live oaks and stately palms, this area offers miles of white-sand beaches, championship golf and hundreds of shops and restaurants. Activities include eco-tours featuring dolphin watching, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fresh and salt water fishing, as well as theatres, museums and art galleries. There are house and garden tours, bird watching in pristine habitats and many custom-designed programs.

Year-round festivals and special events celebrate music, the arts, Lowcoun- try cuisine, wine, vintage motor vehicles, shrimp, watermelons, soft shell crabs, boiled peanuts, rice, African-American cultural heritage, PGA golf, plantation tours, and antiques — fun for everyone.

You will find our communities cover the spectrum of size and complexity. There’s internationally famous Hilton Head Island and Beautiful Beaufort with its glimpses of the Lowcountry life and history. Cities like Walterboro, home to the South Carolina Artisans Center and Port Royal, home to the Cypress Wetlands Trail, and the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot offer intriguing sites to visit.

Edisto Beach, a family-oriented beach town, and Daufuskie Island, a surpris- ing sea island, offer new places to explore while the inland communities like Hampton, Varnville and Estill surprise visitors with their Southern charm and historic resources. You will also find Bluffton to be quaint and historic — with an eclectic twist. Venture off of Interstate 95 and you will find many more surprises in Yemassee, Point South, Ridgeland and Hardeeville.

Our area features several beautiful state parks: Hunting Island and Edisto Beach for beach lovers, Colleton State Park on the beautiful Edisto River, and Lake Warren for fresh water fun.

Take time to visit the Frampton Plantation (our Visitors Center and Gift Shop) located at Exit 33, just off South Carolina’s Interstate 95. It is a great place to take a break from driving and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch in our backyard. Be sure to come in and browse our Gift Shop and let us help you find your “road less travelled.”

Come, experience all we have to offer and you will soon see why we call the South Carolina Lowcountry Naturally Amazing!