The Lowcountry: South of Charleston – North of Savannah

By: TLP's Partners

The Lowcountry covers four counties: Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton. From our inland treasures to the coastal beaches, the area offers an abundance of things to see and do. We provide plenty of places to wet a hook, paddle a kayak or make a splash. Hunters, birdwatchers, antiques seekers, golf enthusiasts, beach bums, foodies, history buffs and art lovers all find a reason to spend time with us.

Experience the Lowcountry

Raw open oystered sitting in mini cast iron skillets.

The flavors of the Lowcountry are as diverse as the many people who call this place home. From Gullah fare and the freshest seafood to old-fashioned country cooking and global influences, a great meal is always close at hand. And you are welcome at the table. 

Come join us for festivals to celebrate proud culture, music, soft-shell crabs, shrimp, oysters, watermelons, boiled peanuts and more. Stay a while and enjoy lodging options from resorts and beach-front cottages to hotels and campgrounds. 

As you travel down the back roads, notice the canopy of live oaks sheltering the route. Church ruins covered in Spanish moss. State-of-the-art museums honoring the area’s heritage. Art districts showcasing the talents of the community. Historic homes and plantations have been carefully preserved, serving as windows to the past. Charming historic districts beaming with life warmly welcome you like you’ve lived here your whole life. These are just some of the spectacular sights you will enjoy while exploring the Lowcountry. 

Get Outdoors

You can’t travel far without encountering a wildlife sanctuary or refuge. The various nature trails are abundant with the beauty of native flora and fauna. Wildlife centers and museums are located throughout our communities, aiming to educate visitors on everything that makes this area special. We welcome you with a smile, encouraging you to unplug and reconnect with nature.  

A young girl and mother holding two shark teeth at a beach in South Carolina Low Country

Become one with nature on the waters of the Lowcountry. Whether you enjoy a high-paced excursion or a peaceful expedition, you can find your ideal adventure here. Paddle your canoe or kayak down one of the rivers or lakes in Hampton, Beaufort, Bluffton, Canady’s, Edisto Island, Hardeeville, Ridgeland or Walterboro. Set sail on the Atlantic from our beaches or hop on a fishing boat and go out in search of flounder and spot tails. Leave the land behind and view our beautiful towns and neighborhoods from the water. 

From beaches covered in shells to boardwalks covered in a canopy of live oak branches, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this destination like none you’ve ever experienced before. Kids and kids at heart enjoy a day at the beach, collecting seashells, playing in the waves and soaking up the sun. 

Learn More About the Lowcountry

During your visit, be sure to stop by our welcome center at Frampton House, off I-95 in Yemassee. We have helpful brochures and a gift shop with local books, art and more. Our staff will help you make the most of your time in the Lowcountry. 

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