Bay Street

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richardA3364NX
Roanoke Rapids, NC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Walking down Bay St is like a walk through time. The architecture is amazing. The water front can be seen as you stroll down the street and there are many small shops and restaurants. We spent parts of two days just walking and piping into shops. This is definitely a place worth visiting. Great Southern history!
Written March 11, 2020
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NoniLa
West Palm Beach, FL8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I enjoyed walking Bay Street and going into the shops. I loved the ICE TEA FLOAT. There were several restaurants/bars with views of the Beaufort River from their outside seating. It is only 2-3 blocks long but worth it to visit.
Written August 23, 2020
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Fred B
109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wife did her basic traing at Parris Island in 1973 and one of her fondest memories was the old homes of Beaufort.

We arrived downtown on a Sunday afternoon and learned there is no parking fees on Sunday.

We did about six blocks down and then a block back to Bay St and walked back through the shops.

It was worth the heat.
Written June 29, 2021
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2OceanBlu
Beaufort, SC5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't miss all the treasures to be found on Bay Street! But keep walking until you get to the "Old Point" neighborhood....not to be missed! The best Antebellum gems left in the south! Get the walking/driving CD and listen to all the history this little town has to offer! (CD Availible at 'The Spirit of Old Beaufort") Great way to spend a relaxing afternoon!
Written April 27, 2010
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brian k
Lake Placid, NY61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Bay Street is the heart of historic Beaufort South Carolin with restaurants,a rt galleries and shops that have back proches on the magnficent harbor of the Bay. The City was in Union hands during the entire Civil War which preserved the prewar structuresa that go back to the American Revolution. Balckstone's for breakfast, a walking tour of the Point and neighborhood, arestautrant on the Bayfor lunch, shopping and a horse carriage or harbor boat ride in the afternoon, and dinner in one of the dozen great restaurants is a receipe for a great day. Next day go to the Sea Isalnds foir a perfect weekend.
Written April 13, 2019
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Ralph and Susan B
Port Saint Lucie, FL41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Sorry, I hate to be negative! We were travelling back to Florida and were so excited about visiting Beaufort. We were looking for a hotel to book for the following night and parked our car on the street outside the hotel. It was already dark. We had stopped for dinner and were told that we could probably park after 5:30pm by the locals without a problem. After strolling downtown and by the water, we headed back to our car and found a ticket on the windshield! We were going to stay over another night, go downtown, etc, but were really disheartened. We called the town and they said the meters were on until 7pm. The traffic and construction was horrible. I can't imagine how bad it would be during the in season. It is a beautiful little town that we wish we could recommend. Instead we spent the next day at Amelia Island, where parking was free and it had a welcoming downtown!
Written November 18, 2017
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jamestF7118EF
Durham, North Carolina17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We planned to tour a day in Savannah and a day in Charleston -- and a short day in Beaufort. We stayed in Beaufort because it was centrally located and lodging was less expensive. We discovered that Beaufort is a very charming town that we loved to explore. We shortened the touring each day in Savannah and Charleston so that we could return to Beaufort to walk Bay Street and the waterfront -- as well to dine at the Saltus River Grill and Plums restaurants. Walking by the storefronts, nearby interesting houses, and the marina was a relaxing experience especially late in the day as the sun was setting. We will return in the future.
Written May 25, 2016
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pawibby
Beaufort, SC40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Downtown Beaufort rocks! This area was first settled about 450 years ago but is
equally modern and historic. The marina and waterfront park are unmatched in
communities of this size. There are the historic homes, eclectic collection of eateries or bars, and retail shops, as well as Hollywood movie sites, founding houses of worship and their accompanying graveyards. There is something for everyone here; if you are very hip or really just young at heart. You can bike on the Spanish Moss Trail bike path, walk around town, or grab a horse drawn surrey tour. Park your car near the marina and experience Beaufort up close and personal.
Written April 25, 2016
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kristy59
Peachtree City, GA98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Bay street has terrific shops and restaurants. It is steps to the beautiful bay front park. The Verdier house museum is very interesting too. Love it!
Written February 20, 2015
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Peggy H
126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
If you are a history enthusiast or just love old homes, this is the place to come. Walk the streets, starting on Bay Street and follow the neighborhood for some of the most spectacular homes that were built when Beaufort was founded.
Written February 17, 2015
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