Waterfront, Shops & Coastal Neighborhood
The quiet town of Port Royal is a boaters paradise with access to numerous rivers including the Broad, Beaufort, Coosaw, Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto. Take a boat or a kayak and meander past cypress swamps, historic plantation homes, old rice fields, and abundant tidal marshes. Fishermen come from all over to fish the rich waters of St. Helena and Port Royal sound.
Bordering on Port Royal Sound, Port Royal’s Sands beach is a hidden treasure just minutes away from downtown Beaufort. Bordering on Port Royal Sound, this sandy beach is perfect for a relaxed afternoon of wading, watching dolphins, and hunting for shark teeth that wash onshore.
Enjoy lunch or dinner on the Port Royal shrimp docks at Fishcamp on 11th Street for a taste of Lowcountry Living in a historic waterfront setting. Kick back and relax at their outside bar. Their pet-friendly patio with swings overlooks one of the best sunset views in the Lowcountry.
A short distance away is Madison’s on 10th St., a family-owned and operated business located in the heart of the village. From the retro funky sign in the front of the building to the wonderfully restored and enhanced historic building, Madison’s certainly has the right look and feel. But it’s their food, the locally sourced and family farmed food, their inventive and original menu, that will make Madison’s one of your favorite restaurants. Here you’ll find a quality, casual-upscale dining experience.
Other restaurants in the area include Fat Patties for delicious burgers and fries and Alvin Ord’s sandwich shop.
Browse the town and visit Nuances in the heart of Port Royal. It’s a charming boutique with a variety of home and garden items along with women’s clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Just down the street is Mrs. B & Company for local arts and crafts and gifts.
Visit for a while and learn why you want to stay for a lifetime in this coastal town located just minutes from Beaufort and about 1 hour from Charleston or Savannah.