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Lowcountry Leisure Guide

FREE at more than 350 locations in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Savannah areas. Lowcountry Leisure Guide provides a comprehensive view of what Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Savannah has to offer in the way of Shopping, Dining, Activities and Calendar of Events. If you would like to preview the guides before your arrival, you can view the guide ONLINE.

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USCB Community Outreach Continuing Education

Through the Office of Community Outreach, USCB brings its educational resources to the Lowcountry. Community Outreach’s vision is to create an institute to serve as a center for lifelong learning for all people of the Lowcountry.

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Beaufort Church of God

We are a Pentecostal church that strives daily to grow closer to God and to fulfill the Great Commission.  A young, active and growing congregation is the trademark of the Beaufort Church of God.  It would be thrilling to have you become an active part of our growing family.  There’s always room for one more.

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University of South Carolina – Beaufort

Located in the heart of the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina Beaufort is a multi-campus institution serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Serving 2,000 students, USCB has locations in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. USCB offers a broad range of academic degree programs, and the unique location makes it a great place to live and learn. For more information, click our website or call our main campus number listed below.

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Featured Articles

The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893

On Sunday night, August 27, 1893, the eye of the huge, slow-moving Category 3 hurricane landed just south of Savannah, ripping through South Carolina’s coastal islands with a 10- to 12-foot storm surge on a high tide. Estimates of the death toll ranged up to 3,500. No one could count all of the bodies that […]

Jery’s Baskets: Weaving Together History and Art

As a five-year-old girl, Jery B. Taylor learned the art of sweetgrass basket weaving from her grandmother on the grounds of Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, SC. Today, Taylor owns Jery’s Baskets, an artist studio located in the heart of Savannah’s City Market that showcases her handwoven baskets, bowls, trays, fans and vases, as well […]

Blue Ribbon Beaufort

You might be thinking you’ve heard about Beaufort, SC a lot lately. Well, you’re right! Recently, our town has been recognized by numerous publications and websites for all of its appeal. Here’s just a few of the honors we received. Southern Living Magazine named Beaufort ‘6th Best Small Town in the South’ Bliss Award recipient for “Best Beach […]

Roseate Spoonbills: The Pink Bird Repopulates

By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars, Master Naturalist Roseate spoonbills are becoming a more common sight throughout our Lowcountry marshes. They can commonly be spotted around low tides in our marshes, beak down in the water, looking for food. They are a beautiful sight with their pink feathers and distinct bill. Roseate Spoonbills, Platalea ajaja, almost disappeared […]

Spanish Moss Trail: Enjoy the Great Outdoors This Summer!

Discover the Great Outdoors on a Majestic Rails-to-Trails Paved Pathway If you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, fishing, dog walking, riding a scooter, skateboarding or rollerblading, don’t miss the Spanish Moss Trail, which connects beautiful Beaufort to historic Port Royal and offers 10 miles of scenic beauty. Part of the East Coast Greenway, the Lowcountry’s only paved Rails-to-Trails destination, provides […]

Dolphin Watching

One of the favorite pastimes of Lowcountry residents and visitors as they walk the beach or cruise the local waterways, is watching dolphins as they play, fish or simply swim on by. Many people don’t realize, however, that they are actually whale watching. Most of us think of whales as large marine mammals, up to […]

Looking Back: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Auldbrass Plantation

Auldbrass Plantation showcases the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. A true architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is nestled in the backwoods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located just outside Yemassee and about an hour’s drive from Hilton Head, Auldbrass Plantation is the only Southern plantation designed by legendary architect […]

Beaufort Named the Most Romantic Spot in South Carolina in 2018

Love is in the air in all year long in Beaufort. Residents of our town have know that for years. And now theactivetimes.com and MSN.com have named Beaufort “The Most Romantic Locale” in the state of South Carolina. Along with its Southern charm, Beaufort offers picturesque historic homes, elegant live oak trees, laden with Spanish moss, fine eateries, […]

A WILD Winter

Explore the great outdoors this season and enjoy exceptional hiking and biking opportunities at area nature preserves, state parks and greenways. Bluffton Buckwalter Place Greenway Trail This 1.35-mile scenic trail attracts residents and visitors alike. Enjoy the opportunity to explore nature at your own pace. A free interpretive walking guide is available for download by scanning […]

2017 Lowcountry Marine Environment Year in Review

Sea turtles, dolphin and fish…Oh my! SEA TURTLES Since January of 2017, there have been 30 sea turtle strandings in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area. Eight of these turtles were still alive and transported to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston by the “Amberlance.” If you have not been to the South Carolina Aquarium, or it […]

Striking Down Home Rule? Environmental Sustainability at Risk

If you have any connection to environmental issues in the Lowcountry, you have likely heard that Hilton Head and Beaufort County are considering ordinances that would ban single-use plastic bags. What you may not have heard about is a bill, pushed by the plastic industry, that would prevent local governments from passing ordinances that regulate […]

The Story of Port Royal’s Traveling Red Buoy.

This buoy is special. Why, you ask? Because this buoy has a history and a lot of miles on it. Once upon a time, it was afloat in Port Royal Sound and directed ships in the area. Then in 1970, a large strorm cut it loose. One year later, Port Royal’s Traveling Red Buoy showed […]

Celebrate the Lowcountry’s Historic Churches

Two historic churches representing two distinct segments of Lowcountry society. This journey through the past begins just outside of Pritchardville at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. Originally a parish of the Anglican Church, St. Luke’s was authorized by an act of the Colonial Assembly in 1767 and built in 1786 on land donated by prosperous planter […]

Understanding the Importance of the Port Royal Battlefield

The fate of an important South Carolina Revolutionary War battlefield is still uncertain in Beaufort Country. While it is common for Revolutionary War battlefields to possess something of historic note, the 1779 Battle of Port Royal Island stands out with brow-raising distinction. Although conservative in size to other South Carolina battles, this was the state’s […]

Mary Kay Andrews’ Sand Bar Sangria Recipe

Recipe courtesy of the Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews Way back when I was in college kid, sangria was new and exotic—like fondue. And crépes. Admittedly, I liked sangria better than either of those ‘70s throwbacks. I prefer it made with my favorite summer sipper, rosé. You can add whatever fruit you like […]

Area Beach Guide

Bluffton Brighton Beach: For that small-town Lowcountry feel, Brighton Beach at the end of Alljoy Road is the place to go. The Alljoy Boat Landing provides access to the May River and Calibogue Sound. Limited parking is available, so drive your golf cart over early! It’s the perfect place to unwind, perhaps after a day […]

Oysters a Lowcountry Delicacy!

Oysters have been a favorite staple for islanders for centuries. Early Native American harvested oysters, subsisting on the plentiful bivalve populations in Lowcountry waters. At low tide, oysters can be seen rising from tidal saltmarsh creeks throughout the area. In fact, Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort’s waters have traditionally been considered some of the richest […]

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