Port Royal in South Carolina

Welcome to Port Royal, South Carolina

Port Royal is a town on Port Royal Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina and is home to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, and Naval Hospital Beaufort. Taking its name from the adjacent Port Royal Sound, which was explored and named by Frenchman Jean Ribault in 1562. Ribault founded the short-lived settlement of Charlesfort on Parris Island. The area later became the site of a Spanish and still later Scottish colony during the 17th century.

The Old Village is the historic center of Port Royal. Streets running north-south are named after the capitals of nations whose immigrants have settled in the Port Royal area (Paris, London, Madrid, and Edinburgh). Paris Avenue is the primary commercial street in the Old Village. It was in 1863, in Port Royal, that the Emancipation Proclamation was first read under the Proclamation tree in Port Royal.


Port Royal offers an amazing natural environment for all to enjoy. With a network of walking trails, a popular community beach, an extensive boardwalk system that takes you into the marsh area, and an observation tower, there is easy access for all to become a part of and to enjoy this environment that makes up Port Royal.

With so much to see and experience nature lovers, bird watchers and just about everyone can find something to love in Port Royal. Time spent here is time well spent for anyone that wants to recharge their “batteries” and take a break from the world.

  Golf Club
 
Jim McNair, Jr.’s vision for The Aiken Golf Club’s future is to provide a golfing experience for its members and guests that is reminiscent of a time when the game was appreciated for its Scottish Traditions. Jim Jr. has brought the “Ross” back to The Aiken Golf Club. In 2012, the Centennial Year, Jim was declared as a course designer, along with Ross and Inglis.

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 Days Inn Port Royal/near Parris Island
 
Closest Hotel to Parris Island Marine Base. A warm welcome and southern hospitality awaits at Days Inn Port Royal hotel, near Beaufort and home to Parris Island Marine Base.

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Yemassee-Harold’s Country Club
Harold's Country Club with its down-home Southern cooking, is a favorite of local residents. It is one of those 'known to locals' spots that serve up the best of everything.

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Port Royal-4 Island Pizza
 
4 Island Pizza features authentic Manhattan style pizza, hand tossed using homemade dough, homemade sauce, fresh local produce, and it's all prepared fresh daily just for you. Offering over 20 flavors of 10' Island Beadstix, delicious and healthy salads, and bone in or boneless wings, you will find something to please you.

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The Island News is Beaufort County's truest purveyor of the news and pulse of the Lowcountry from Beaufort to Bluffton. Keep up with the news and happenings that are important to the Beaufort lifestyle and people. Keep up...with The Island News.

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Port Royal-Alvin Ord’s Sandwich Shop
The best little Sandwich Shop in the Carolina LowCountry. Port Royal's favorite place for all the locals in the know. It could easily be unnoticed by those not from around the area. This is a family owned establishment that has been around for decades...not just years! Don't visit the area without tasting their delicious and filling food.

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Port Royal-Old School Pizzeria
Join us at the Old School Pizzeria for the best pizza and more in the Beaufort/Port Royal area.

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Beaufort-Wayback Burgers
 
Go Wayback to delicious. Go Wayback to fresh. Go Wayback to the best burgers, milkshakes, fries and sides in town. We're a fast casual burger joint serving fresh, never frozen burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes and more. We are locally owned & operated. We are Wayback Burgers of Beaufort

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