Beaufort SC Holiday Festivities by the Sea

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The holidays are just around the corner. Historic Beaufort South Carolina is home to many beloved and long standing southern inspired holiday traditions.  In December, downtown Beaufort begins to look a lot like Christmas with three days of holiday celebrations this December including seasonal entertainment, shopping, Santa, and magical parades on land and by sea. 

Holiday festivities kick off with “A Night on the Town” on Friday, December 2nd. That’s when downtown businesses stay open later – until 9pm and choirs, clubs and dance groups provide entertainment to downtown visitors. The highlight of the evening is when Santa lights the city’s official Christmas tree. “A Night on the Town” begins at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, December 3rd, the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron and Main Street Beaufort, USA co-host the annual “Light Up the Night Boat Parade” featuring decorated boats on the Beaufort River from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Onlookers should arrive early to get a spot along the seawall to see the boats in all of their holiday splendor. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated boat in six categories.

The traditional annual Christmas parade is set for Sunday, December 4th at 3:00pm through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands and walkers will help to make this a holiday occasion that you don' won’t want to miss.

Beaufort SC real estate is known for its friendly southern inspired South Carolina beach communities. Fripp Island is one of them! This beautiful resort community is known for its stunning beachfront properties and relaxed atmosphere. The gated area is compromised of 1,300 single family homes about 300 villas and home sites where second homeowners hope to one day build their vacation dream home. 

A beautiful resort community with a relaxed atmosphere and stunning scenery, Fripp Island, South Carolina, is the ideal place to find Beaufort SC real estate on the beach golf course or waterways, whether it’s a year-round residence or a vacation retreat. Fripp has also in featured in several Hollywood films, including "Forrest Gump", "The Prince of Tides", and Disney's live-action "The Jungle Book".

The Beaufort area has been home to many blockbuster movies. Fishing and boating are very popular here as well as just laying around and exploring the beaches. Our friends at Island Realty of the Lowcountry know Fripp Island better than anyone. Give them a call to schedule a tour at 843·838·3004. They can also show you the beach community of Harbor Island too!

Speaking of seaside Beaufort SC real estate, Coosaw Point is a nearby 400-acre riverfront community on the Saint Helena Sound.  Privacy, waterfront homes, and preserved nature are often what come to mind when thinking of Coosaw Island.  Within 12 minutes of downtown Beaufort, Coosaw Pointe is surrounded by maritime forest, creeks and marsh, river, sound and ocean, and all the wildlife that such bountiful habitat affords by becoming a part of the Coosaw Point community. Homes exude southern elegance with wrap around porches under massive oak trees. Amenities include a River Club with swimming pool and fitness center, a community boat dock, community parks, a crab shack, tennis courts and great lawn. New homes by K Hovnanian begin just over $400k.

The Islands of Beaufort is another gated, southern inspired waterfront community. Islands Of Beaufort also features more than two miles of water and marsh frontage. This area provides an intimate lifestyle with amenities that include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, lighted tennis courts and a children’s playground.  Islands of Beaufort is convenient to Savannah, Charleston, and Hilton Head, as well as the historic Sea Islands, all enjoyable destinations for a day trip or weekend excursions.

The private country club community of Dataw Island offers superlative golf and tennis, a full service deep water marina, excellent club facilities and gracious homes including golf course homes, marsh front homes, and water front homes, all in the casual lifestyle and abundant natural beauty found in the Low Country of South Carolina. The 36 holes of golf at Dataw Island are among the very best among South Carolina beach communities. There’s no beach at Dataw, but it’s certainly close by.

Habersham is located 8 miles west of downtown Beaufort SC along the Broad River. The southern inspired waterfront neighborhood of Habersham includes charm and friendliness, elegant architecture, it's own Town Center, nature trails, boating, fishing, swimming. Residents can enjoy the woodland and waterfront parks, nature trails and sea island amenities.

The end-of-the year holidays are a wonderful time to visit Beaufort, SC. The glistening lights, the silver bells, and of course, Santa Claus will seem like something straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The warmth in the air in South Carolina beach communities will rival the warmth of the people, giving you a seaside Christmas you won’t soon forget. 

If you’re exploring Beaufort for the first time, be sure to ask for our complimentary Beaufort relocation information. It’s our pleasure to help.

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