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Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Lined with dining options, shops, and art galleries, this peaceful park is one of the most iconic parts of downtown.

The park, which arguably anchors downtown with a green space to border the blocks of shops, businesses and banks, which dominate this region of town, was first established in 1975. It officially opened in 1979. The park was named after the local Beaufort mayor at the time, Henry C. Chambers, who was known for championing the replacement of abandoned docks and replacing them with public parks.

At the time of the park's construction, Beaufort's waterfront was widely considered as an eyesore. The area was covered with dilapidated docks and piles of trash and old used car tires.

In 2001, a $5.5 million renovation commenced, which was followed in 2005 with a second remodel to account for seawall, storm water and electrical system repairs and upgrades. The pavilion was added, in addition to playgrounds and a separate building for restrooms.

The Henry Chambers Waterfront Park attracts countless visitors each year to enjoy the diversity that Beaufort has to offer. is also the location for Beaufort’s many annual festivals and events, including the Beaufort Shrimp Festival, A Taste of Beaufort: Music, Arts & Seafood Festival, and the Beaufort Water Festival, just to name a few.

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