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Local Shops Offer a Taste of Beaufort

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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Take a stroll through downtown Beaufort and you’re bound to be enticed into some of its lovely shops and boutiques. Whether you’re on the hunt for a vacation memento, a new summer outfit or a piece of local artwork, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.

Here are some shops you won’t want to miss:

Bay Street Outfitters  
You don’t have to be an experienced angler to appreciate the outstanding collection of fishing gear and high-end outdoor apparel this shop offers.

Charles Street Gallery
Located in a two-story restored historic home, this inviting gallery features the work of more than 15 local artists.

Scout Southern Market
The shops in the market reflect the Southern lifestyle and aesthetic, offering a collection of goods from homemade dill pickles to chandeliers made from vintage teaspoons. Be sure to make it to the back of the market where you’ll find the Sweet Tea Bar

Barefoot Bubba’s 
This isn’t your average beach shop. Along with high-quality T-shirts, swimsuits, hats and souvenirs, they offer Hershey’s Ice Cream.

Beaufort Belle 
This fun women’s clothing store has a decidedly coastal vibe. Its unique selection includes casual dresses, T-shirts, beachwear, accessories and gifts.

The Beaufort Bookstore
Locally owned and operated for more than 30 years, this is your classic independent shop where the friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find your next great read.

The Chocolate Tree
You won’t leave this shop without buying a bag full of their handmade confections. The offerings include English toffee, fudge, brittles, chocolate truffles and delicious bonbons.

Higher Ground
If you love the outdoors, make it a point to stop at this outfitter shop, offering a fantastic selection of kayaking, camping, hiking and travel goods and apparel.

Island Lavender  
Here you’ll find all things lavender—bath salts, lotions aromatherapy, soap, jams, jellies and syrups—made from plants grown on a Wisconsin Farm.

M Home and Garden
There’s so much to see in this hometown favorite. The shop offers home decor and interesting finds, from wicker handbags to serving dishes to unique corkscrews.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.