Water sports abound in Beaufort and the surrounding area. Boats can be chartered for fishing trips or jaunts to and from the different islands. Canoeing , kayaking and horseback trail and beach riding are popular activities in the Sea Islands . Nearby Hilton Head is where much of the sports scene dominates; if you’re looking to get in a round of two of golf, or get some time on the tennis courts, you will definitely want to head south to Hilton Head Island; although be aware that you will definitely be one among the crowds on Hilton Head. And if tanning is your idea of a hardcore workout, no worries, as there are plenty of opportunities to catch some rays on the beach whilst in Beaufort and the surrounding Sea Islands .