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All reviews art galleries shops and restaurants unique shops love bay main street southern town nice walk downtown area few hours beautiful waterfront park water front historic district watch the boats stroll jewelry homes charleston
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful old town with great shops and restaurants and great water views from some of the restaurants

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dixiedog2015
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Small town feel (with resort prices). A wide variety of shops and culinary choices are all within walking distance. Easy access to Route 21 Bridge across the river if your heading towards Parris Island Marine Corp Base or Port Royal.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Bay Street is beautiful, awesome view, lots to do, friendly and safe, lots of shopping and great restaurants, stunning sunset,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stclair1958
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I love to spend time down on the water after meandering the shops. Families stroll the waterfront and kids play on the open areas. Couples sitting swinging and whispering quietly. It's a sweet thing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gointothewoods
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Bay Street reminds me what I miss about Charleston 30 years ago. A lively town with small shops and restaurants owned by people, not mega corporations, and a friendly lot at that. You will find a coffee shop, outdoor outfitter, a yogurt store, an excellent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank timothye842
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Bay Street in Beaufort, SC, is a very pleasant collection of shops and restaurants on a nice marina. The harbor is large enough to accommodate small cruise liners, one of which was docked when we arrived. Very pleasant stroll from our B&B, the Cuthbert House...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is adjacent to the Downtown Waterfront Park. Part of the annual Shrimp Festival takes place here. There is a public rest room here, if needed. The views of the boats are fantastic. There are swings, benches, and paths to enjoy while you are here....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ben C
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Best place to stroll and window shop. Make sure you go on a First Friday of the month. A few times a year, the street is closed to auto traffic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patty D
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Oyster Cay Collection on beautiful Bay Street in Beaufort SC is a delightful shopping treat! Unique furniture, home furnishings, jewelry, accessories, collectibles selected by the owner herself in Bali and other exotic locations — it’s well worth a visit to this museum-quality shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda J
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Bay Street is not very long but is very well kept up and clean. It goes from the "downtown" area out past some beautiful old homes to Bluff Park. There are some nice shops, restaurants, and art studios on Bay Street.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Plenty of parking at the Marina parking lot.
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Annapolis, MD
Walking from the Mansion to J Christophers (3 Replies)
We are planning to walk there for breakfast and I am wondering which way would make the most scenic walk. My mom has never been to Savannah and I seem to remember when I walked from my hotel on Bay Street to the forsyth park it was a long walk, and there was one little stretch that wasn't every nice. I am wondering if that stretch is on Drayton and if I walked the next block if it would be a nicer walk? I would like to take her up a block that has squares on it if it's convenient to walk to J...More
February 10, 2010|
Response fromJoandio|
Walk north on Drayton until you reach the traffic light at Gaston St. Turn right on Gaston. Walk to the next intersection, then continue north on Abercorn. Walk through Calhoun Square, then Lafayette Square. Just past Lafayette square at the traffic light, look to your left and your breakfast awaits :)
Charleston, SC
Trip Report - Quick Visit (6 Replies)
A friend and I spent the day in Beaufort today. The weather was scruptious after the light fog lifted, and I wanted to share the experience before I had my evening glass of vino. We got to town at around 11 am and parked on Bay Street in front of some cute shops that we felt we "had" to visit. My friend and I had a blast at the children's clothing/accessories/toy store called Doodlebugs that, IMHO, is the best such store we've ever laid eyes on or feet in. If you are shopping for anything...More
February 25, 2008|
Response fromDeborah L|
CultureHound: So the weather in Beaufort was warm yesterday? Is that what you're saying? I sure hope so. We are heading to HHI March 8-15, so leave in a couple of weeks. We will be heading to Beaufort on the 12th for a Natalie MacMaster (Canadian fiddler) concert at the U of SC in Beaufort. It will be myself, my husband and another couple with their 16 yr old daughter (couldn't drag the two teenage boys to listen to Celtic music, go figure!). My Q is: what place would you suggest for dinner?...More
Emma F
Apartment rental between Bay Street/Leavenworth St.......... (2 Replies)
and Bay Street/Hayde St, good location for first time visitors to San Francisco?
January 17, 2013|
Response fromMadeleine M|
The area is lower Russian Hill, borderline Fisherman's Wharf. Bay Street is a very busy two-way street. At rush hour it's a popular commute arterial toward the Golden Gate Bridge. So if the apartment faces Bay you may get a lot of street noise. Close to transit: the 30-Stockton runs on North Point (one block north) to get to North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square. Going the other way it will take you to the Marina and a transfer point for the GG Bridge and GG Park (the two are a couple of...More