All About The Lowcountry
The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Region of South Carolina includes the four, southern-most counties in the state, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton, which are bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Savannah River and the state of Georgia.
The Region begins on the northern end with the quiet, family, beach Town of Edisto Beach. Traveling south along the coast brings you to historic Beaufort, Port Royal, Parris Island and Bluffton, and then to internationally-famous, Hilton Head Island.
If your route takes you down busy Interstate 95, you will pass Walterboro, home of the South Carolina Artisans Center and then Yemassee, famous as a destination during World War II for thousands of US Marine recruits on their way to train at Parris Island. Continuing down I-95 will bring you to Point South, the location of the Lowcountry Visitors Center & Museum, and the gateway interchange to US 17 and Beaufort. Driving farther south brings you to the lovely town of Ridgeland, and the Blue Heron Nature Trail; a bit farther and you are in Hardeeville and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.
Exploring further inland, you can visit quaint Southern towns like Hampton, Varnville and Estill, with interesting museums, friendly people and fun festivals.
We love to tell the stories of our beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Please click on the names of the areas you wish to learn more about.