Carolina Low Country’s Palm Key Offers Unparalleled Beauty
This is a majestic place that’s both magical and peaceful looking out at the wetlands and islands of South Carolina, with huge sprawling oaks and Spanish Moss everywhere. We had a spectacular view from the deck of our gorgeous private rental home. There were even a few resident alligators in the pond.
The owners are multi-talented folks and cooked us a fabulous southern gourmet dinner at the main dining hall after we went crabbing to collect the daily catch from the crab pots.
We steamed the crabs right on the premises and you simply cannot get any fresher than that!
Sitting at the head of the Broad River, about 17 miles from the sea, visitors to Palm Key are fortunate to enjoy miles of pristine salt-marsh, and blazing sunsets in this peaceful setting. Those looking for a romantic getaway will savor the tranquility, fantastic accomodations, and delightful meals.
At high tide, outdoor enthusiasts at Palm Key kayak to see the dolphins, egrets, and other resident wildlife right from the very cottages and homes on property. Palm Key’s knowledgeable kayak guides do everything to make kayaking in this unique locale truly unforgettable.
Palm Key is quite simply an unspeakably beautiful wildlife sanctuary and the hospitality is unparalleled. It truly is a hidden gem, like none other.
We ate lunch in Beaufort, South Carolina at a wonderful restaurant called Panini Café which just happens to have the very best Panini we’d ever had and a fabulous pasta salad with a creamy mustardy-sweet dressing…delicious!
We visited the Lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park, the Beaufort waterfront, the Old Sheldon Church ruins from 1745, Chapel of Ease from 1740, several beaches and numerous gorgeous plantations. One interesting point of interest was the grave of Thomas Heyward, Jr. who signed the Declaration of Independence.
The history and the beauty of the entire low country were unique and captivating. What a wonderful place, so peaceful and so breathtakingly pretty.