I started my year off with a long weekend in Beaufort, South Carolina. I had always wanted to visit this southern beach town, I’d heard great things about it, but it was a final spontaneous decision that brought me here. I am so glad I did.
I spent the weekend running around between the charming downtown Beaufort area, nearby Port Royal, visited Hunting Island State Park, and even chased down a few haunted locations. Needless to say I had an amazing weekend!
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend. Click the photo to purchase a print, or send me an email to license for publication.
This wrought iron spiral staircase takes visitors to the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse, the only lighthouse in South Carolina still open for visitors to climb.
Spanish moss was hanging from just about every tree throughout the town.
The historic Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort.
The Observation Tower on the Henry Robinson Boardwalk at the Sands Beach in Port Royal.
The view from the top of the Observation Tower.
The cozy one-room Mikki’s Schoolhouse Diner in Port Royal.
I’ll never forget the Poorman’s Taco Salad from Mikki’s Schoolhouse Diner.
The rare treat of exploring the old ruins at Fort Fremont Historic Park in Saint Helena Island.
A nightscape view of the Woods Memorial Bridge from downtown Beaufort.
The small and cozy downtown area of Beaufort.
The Chapel of Ease Ruins in Saint Helena Island.
The final stop of my weekend: spend a couple of hours capturing this photo of the Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee.
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