Promenade of the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park located south of Bay Street in the Historic District of downtown Beaufort, South Carolina.

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Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park


Overlooking the bay, this iconic downtown anchor is flanked by dining options, shops and art galleries. Many of Beaufort’s festivals and events are held here, and it's a really beautiful place to watch the sun dip behind the marina.

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