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Address: Beaufort, SC
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This is a beautiful attraction. My family really enjoyed themselves. The pier is a great place to walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
monolos12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful attraction. My family really enjoyed themselves. The pier is a great place to walk.

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Thank monolos12
Beaufort, South Carolina
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bay Street has attracted people from all walks of life. It holds historical buildings , a variety of shops ( antiques , specially made furniture , unique gifts , clothing for all ages , a toy store ) ,& restaurants that open at various times of the day. Just off of Bay Strret , you find the waterfront that affords... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting addition to the river walk. The marina has a range of powerboats from small to large, but most are rather old.

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Thank GregP42_12
Canberra, Australia
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611 reviews
239 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the premier street along the front of Beaufort. It has a lot of lovely restaurants and shops selling craft and products from the area. Some of the restaurants have water views and are generally high quality. There are lane ways leading to the esplanade which is a must to walk along. It's easy to spend an afternoon or... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Beaufort on Monday (7/18). Our first stop was the red horse drawn carriages at end of Bay Street. I advise that you take the history tour first thing. Our tour guide Bill had such interesting facts about the history of the town and the people who had lived there. We decided afterwards to visit the shops on Bay... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

After our carriage ride, and being able to enjoy the annual water festival, we were able to visit all the shops along Bay St. Not as big as Charleston, but nice to visit......and spend more time shopping

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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179 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our grand daughter and her friend. The Beaufort Water Festival is a great time to visit this historic little place. Really nice and such nice friendly people. Do not miss the opportunity to visit.

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Thank John B
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Pay to park.. crowded... hard to get around in a vehicle. The best part is the marinia behind it. I really dont see how this is so highly reviewed

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our grandfather built one of the homes along Bay Street and it was amazing to see it. The city is very clean and easily accessible. Bay street is pretty much the street where you can shop on one end, take a carriage ride or boat ride on the other. We loved it. Spanish moss dripping from the trees and tons... More 

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Thank 215cjones
North Carolina
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321 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed spending a few hours shopping & dining on Bay Street. Found everything from boutique shops, a jewelry store, art galleries, restaurants to souvenir shops. Would've loved an entire day to explore & spend more time in the historic area.

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