Sands Beach Survey
Why the survey?

"Port Royal Parks and Recreation Commission is currently reviewing options concerning vehicular traffic on or around the Port Royal Sand Beach.
Inclusive with that review are pragmatic designs concerning environmental considerations, safety, security, options for parking demands. It is the commissions intent to broaden the scope of feedback through this review. Please provide us with your thoughts and complete the attached survey. Thank you."

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Welcome to the Town of Port Royal Web site.
  The Town of Port Royal is located between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in the heart of South Carolina’s Low Country.  We take a tremendous amount of pride in our natural environment and the accessibility to that environment through our network of walking trails, community beach, boardwalk, and observation tower.  Our town is recognized as one of America’s leaders in small town New Urbanism and we aspire to continue to be the best place to live, work and play in South Carolina’s Low Country by preserving a superior quality of life for today’s residents and for future generations.

The Town of Port Royal is rich in opportunity.  History buffs, nature lovers and those who enjoy the peace and quiet of a private walking community will enjoy time spent in our Town.  Nature lovers should be sure to check out our Boater’s Paradise, Bird-lover’s Paradise Web pages and our Cypress Wetlands Nature Trail.  Our diverse population offers out-of-town visitors a true sense of home, and so if you’re interested in visiting or relocating to the South, make sure to put us on your list of places to see.  Come experience the hospitality and growth of our beautiful coastal community…come experience the spirit of Port Royal, South Carolina. 




May 4,  2019, 8:00 to 11:00 AM


PORT ROYAL, SC, March 2019-"  The Town of Port Royal invites the community to come celebrate the 7th Birthday for the Birds on May 4 from 9 AM to 11 AM.  This unique, one of a kind event  showcases Beaufort County’s wonderful natural resources, the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands, along with the incredible wildlife within.   


This exciting free Community Celebration focuses upon the various species living in this habitat along with educational and information resources.  With support from the Fripp Island Audubon Club and other organizations, it will be an informative and fun day to enjoy the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands.  Representatives from the Fripp Island Wildlife Department will be onsite as they showcase many inhabitants of the wetlands including alligators and other species.  Master Naturalists will be there to escort you educationally through a tour of the boardwalk through the wetlands along with answering any questions.  Sign up for the Tours will be at 8:15 and will begin at 8:30.  There will be a Scavenger Hunt at 9 AM for the children with check offs for finding all the unique species.  When  completed, they can proudly show off by wearing their well earned “I Found all the Wildlife Species at the Port Royal Rookery.”  On this fun day of celebrations there will be Low Country wildlife face painting, local school children’s artwork to view, a Birthday Cake for all to enjoy and did we mention Kazoos to play in the background as you tip your bird hats.  Look for the Costumed Bird Greeters, the 1979 Silver Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-Up festively decorated with Birds for the occasion and a morning of fun and education for the whole community.


The event, created by the commitment of Pete Richards, who wished to share his love of birding, and, in his own words, “the importance of the birthday is making  wildlife and birds accessible to community, families and children.” It is now in its 7th year.  The Town of Port Royal has generously helped along with Audubon and the many volunteers who work to provide this fun day to the community and their families.  We look forward to seeing you there.


For all Event Information or to VOLUNTEER (Thank you) regarding the Event please contact Kate Hamilton Pardee at 508-221-7355 or  email or

                            Cypress Wetlands Park
     Port Royal Cypress Wetlands: Birds' Birthday Celebration