In a final winners’ circle round of voting, Coastal Living readers chose this Lowcountry seaside inn as the very top spot of the summer.

By Lauren Phillips
September 08, 2017
Photo: Amy Lesesne/Courtesy of Anchorage 1770

Every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our readers voted for the best spots of the summer. Last week, Coastal Living put all the Best of Summer winners up for a final vote to choose the Best of the Best of Summer—and the seaside destination crowned the Best of the Best of Summer is Anchorage 1770, in Beaufort, South Carolina!

The stunning Lowcountry manor-turned-inn won in the penultimate Best of Summer competition, What Is the Best Seaside Inn in America?, earning more votes than other beloved waterfront stays such as Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, and Paia Inn on Maui, Hawaii. From its charming Federalist design to its idyllic perch overlooking Beaufort’s Harbor River and the easy access it offers to the diversions of historic Beaufort, it’s no wonder this “Queen of the Bay” commands a devoted following.

Learn more about Anchorage 1770—and its porch happy hours—here, or check out its website to book your own escape to this top destination of summer 2017. As a guest, you can expect classic Southern hospitality, plus recently renovated accommodations and a wide array of activities, indoor and outdoor.

Watch: See All the Best of Summer 2017 Winners

After a summer of voting for the top destinations in categories such as best lobster roll and best beach boardwalk, the 14 winners represent the best the coast has to offer this summer—check them all out here, and consider them inspiration for your summer 2018 bucket list! Read the voting schedule to learn more about Coastal Living’s Best of Summer 2017, and get ready for next year’s bigger and better competition!

Congratulations to Anchorage 1770, and to all our Best of Summer winners!