We know all of the best things to do in Port Royal, SC, over your next vacation. Join us at Cuthbert House Inn to stay right by not only this lovely destination, but the lively city of Beaufort, SC, as well. And, if you enjoy these hand-picked recommendations, be sure to check out our complete Vacation Guide to the area. It outlines everything you’ll want to see and do while on your exciting getaway!
The Best Things to Do in Port Royal, SC
You’ll Love an Outing at Sands Beach
You can easily spend an entire afternoon on Sands Beach in Port Royal, South Carolina. For those who want to relax, set up your complimentary beach chairs, towels, and umbrella we provide, then unwind with one of our homemade picnics for a peaceful afternoon in the sun. Then, when you’re ready to stretch your legs, take a stroll down the sandy shoreline. On your walk, make sure you scan the ground for sharks teeth! They make a wonderful and fascinating souvenir to commemorate your vacation.
But that’s not all you can do at this beach. Make sure you take the time to meander down the sprawling, wooden boardwalk at this location. Often times, you’ll see people fishing from this beautiful pier overlooking the deepest sound on the Southern coast of the United States. As you complete your stroll, you’ll arrive at the Observation Tower, where you can get an even better look across the horizon as boats slowly pass by. You have to add this beach to your itinerary!
Cuthbert House Tip: Looking for more fun on the shore? You’ll also enjoy setting up for the day at the nearby Hunting Island Beach in Beaufort, SC!
Explore the Cypress Wetlands Trail
Enjoy an adventure in nature when you visit the Cypress Wetlands Trail. Although it’s only an 0.8-mile loop, you should still expect to see a lot of wildlife! As you make your way down the boardwalk, look out for the elegant, Snowy Egrets that wade through the still waters in search of food. If you’re lucky, you might even see an alligator tucked away, sunbathing in the marsh grass!
Port Royal, South Carolina Restaurants
If you’ve worked up an appetite exploring Port Royal, SC, treat yourself to a meal at these wonderful local restaurants:
–Madison’s is an eclectic restaurant inside of a restored, historic home. Original wood floors, exposed wood walls, vaulted ceilings, and large windows set the relaxing atmosphere of this gorgeous dining establishment. Dine on Southern bar-style bites like fried green tomatoes, burgers topped with local shrimp, and a raw bar. You’ll never leave hungry!
–Fishcamp on Broad Creek provides an elegant, white table cloth dining experience. Their seafood-heavy menu provides nothing but the freshest selections including a catch of the day, lobster pasta, and Southern fried flounder. Not to mention, the restaurant sits right next to shrimp boat docks, making for a great meal with a view. If seafood is what you’re craving, this is just the place to get it.
While there are plenty of things to do in Port Royal, SC, there’s just as much to explore here in Beaufort, SC. When you stay at Cuthbert House Inn, you’re only an 11-minute drive from Port Royal and are in walking distance to the best shops, restaurants, and excursions right on Beaufort’s Bay Street. Reserve the Oaks Room for a private entrance into your suite so you can simply open your door and instantly begin your adventure!
We can’t wait to host you at Cuthbert House Inn.