The Point is best enjoyed on foot or by horse-drawn carriage, or perhaps by bicycle (although bicycle may be too fast). We first walked through the Point while doing the self-guided Beaufort Tree Walk (brochure available at Beaufort Visitor Center). Our walk took a while -- we had never seen such a collection of beautifully maintained antebellum mansions or huge, Spanish-moss-draped live oaks within such a small area.
We enjoyed the Point again during our horse-drawn buggy ride (which we highly recommend) (Southurn Rose buggy tours is wonderful), and we learned that one of the trees we admired is 800 years old! Most of the trees in the Point are many hundreds of years old, having survived hurricanes and a war. After our buggy ride, we returned again by foot to get a closer look at the Big Chill house, The Oaks, and other houses pointed out on our tour.
The houses and trees are simply amazing. If you don't want to do the buggy ride, just get a free map from the visitor center and wander around the Point for a couple hours. (Unlike many southern cities, Beaufort was not burned during the Civil War, which is why so many antebellum homes are still standing.)
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