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“Old store buildings full of unusual shops.”
Review of Bay Street

Bay Street
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Beaufort History and Film Location Tour by Van
Ranked #4 of 64 things to do in Beaufort
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

While walking through historical downtown Beaufort, there are some very nice shops and restaurants. The people are very friendly in the businesses. The art shops
and unusual shops make it worth the time to visit.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The waterfront park and Marina, at one end of Bay Street, features the center for scheduling tours by horse drawn carriages, a really great way to get a sense of the history of Beaufort. There are also walking tours available. Besides beautiful old homes and B&Bs, the waterfront view is spectacular, so much so, that now small cruise ships are docking there several times a week. There are several art galleries to check out, Beaufort is a very artsy town. There are two large mall type storefronts, in which you will find smaller shops where craftsmen and artisans have unique offerings. Fordham Market is one, with great variety of offerings, and don't worry if you're cruising or have to fly home...They will ship it to your home via UPS for you...The Chocolate Factory is a must, also,there are Antiques, an indoor mall with old books, furniture, children's clothing, you name it...Short walk will take you to the tourist center, 2 streets back on Craven St., you can get maps of the downtown area, and there are some art exibits there from time to time. Many restaurants to choose from...We had a great lunch at Plum's, shrimp salad plate was very good, plus great water view. TIP: Take lots of quarters, they have even placed meters in the parking lot at the waterfront park. Check out the Beaufort, SC web page for events and accommodations.

3  Thank kthywin
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

After a lot of hype we were a bit disappointed with Bay Street. There are some nice galleries and several interesting shops, but nothing that I would go out of my way to see. We had recently come from Bluffton and we found Calhoun Street much more interesting. However, we did manage to buy a few trinkets for our granddaughters.

Thank Mikeb1Falmouth_MA
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Nice area with lots of shops from very upscale art boutiques to common tourist traps. Enjoyable to wander through, with some unique items. Lots and lots of places to eat from white table cloth to ice cream, it is hear. Wander from here to the Waterfront Park when you are all shopped out.

Nice, but not outstanding (more choice in Charleston). Spend your time walking around the water or around the historic homes.

1  Thank CynthiafromOhio2011
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Loved lounging in Plum's, eating great shrimp and gazing at the water. Loved finding special gifts in non-chain shops.

1  Thank Charlotte R
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