Weekend Day Trips: Beaufort and Edisto Island

I’m not sure if it was the beautiful warm weather, or the fact that I work from home most of the week, but I was itching to get out of town this weekend. Plus there are so many places around Charleston that we have yet to explore! It is my duty to explore these places in case you come to visit us so I can truly offer you all of the activities the lowcountry possesses 🙂

The girls and I had two options for our Saturday trip – Beaufort or Georgetown, SC. We flipped a coin and Beaufort was the winner. It’s about a hour and a half drive south from Charleston which is perfect for a day trip. Beaufort is a really cute, southern town that is about 40 years older than Charleston. It’s right on the water so you get the beautiful views, Spanish moss, large mansions and southern charm that you get from Charleston, but on a smaller, quieter scale. It was lovely – we absolutely loved it there!

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We spent our day in Beaufort wandering the residential streets, shopping on Bay Street, strolling through the waterfront park, stopping at the Chocolate Tree and eating a delicious lunch at Lowcounty Produce. How cute is the inside of this little restaurant?


We had an awesome day in Beaufort and would definitely recommend visiting this cute town if you’re ever in the area!

On Sunday, Ryan and I packed up the pups and headed south once again, but this time for Edisto Island. Edisto Island is only 45 minutes or so away from Charleston and the drive through the rural roads is beautiful! I didn’t know much about Edisto, but I had heard that people vacation there for the beach, so I wanted to check it out because it’s relatively close to where we live. We were only there for a short time, but from what we could tell there are some great kayaking spots and the beach is really beautiful! The dogs had the best morning playing in the waves (Sam kept eating the sea foam so he looked like he had a beard) and there was a group of dolphins swimming along side us while we walked the nice, flat beach.

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We know how lucky we are to live down here with 60 degree weather in January and beaches and cute towns to visit only a short time away, but this weekend really solidified it again! We just love it here!

One thought on “Weekend Day Trips: Beaufort and Edisto Island

  1. Edisto is one of my favorite places to run up to (from Bluffton) when I am ready for some wilder beach than HHI. “Edislow” as we call it- because it is literally shut down this time of year- and even in the summer ain’t nobody gettin’ in a hurry for nothin.

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