Hipcamp host Belinda J.
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Visit our farm and feel ocean breezes, smell the salty air, hear the calls of owls, doves, and our ‘friendly fowl’, turkeys, ducks and chickens.  Stroll the property (the orchard, see what we have planted in the field, seasonal high tunnel, pollinator meadow), help us with chores, sit around the communal campfire circle, take a historical tour with us, visit a local praise h

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Visit our farm and feel ocean breezes, smell the salty air, hear the calls of owls, doves, and our ‘friendly fowl’, turkeys, ducks and chickens.  Stroll the property (the orchard, see what we have planted in the field, seasonal high tunnel, pollinator meadow), help us with chores, sit around the communal campfire circle, take a historical tour with us, visit a local praise house, discover Gullah culture and traditions.  We can show you our favorite fishing spots, where we volunteer in the community, teach you a few traditional Gullah/Geechee songs, and share our stories.  Participate in events on the farm but most of all relax and enjoy being nestled in the woods of Morning Glory Homestead Farm. 

We are Tony and Belinda Jones of Morning Glory Homestead, a small, 12.4 acre, sustainable farm.   We returned to our family property to raise our five children and begin farming after Tony served 20 years in the military.  We are nestled in a beautiful, subtropical, wooded area filled with Live and Water Oaks draped with moss, tall Loblolly Pines, magnificent glossy Magnolias, American Sweet Gum trees and fragrant Wax Myrtles.  Our farm is on a tract of land that was at one time the McTureus Plantation, later bought by the Coffin Family and is a short drive to Coffin Point Plantation.  Currently, we offer two sites. One is nearer the farm house and our field while the other is along the trail deeper in the woods.  

The beach at Hunting Island State Park is only 5 miles away and there are wildlife viewing areas and boat landings all around the island.  The Lowcountry is great for water sports, kayaking, boating, jet skiing, sailing and canoeing.  Each season offers an opportunity to participate in fishing, crabbing, shrimping or digging for oysters in local waters.  Explore the waters of the ACE (Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto)  Basin, the Port Royal Sound which is the estuary of bodies of water including the Broad and the Beaufort Rivers. 

Our area is a favorite of cyclist groups, the long, flat, rural, scenic, roads offer pleasant riding experiences for cyclist of all ability levels.  There are bike lanes on many of the major roads.  These roads double as great areas for hikers to explore the local historical buildings, flora and fauna.  Other recreational activities in our area are geocaching, horseback riding, tennis, golf, rock climbing wall, beach volleyball, beachcombing, and birdwatching.

While here you can enjoy historical tours of Beaufort County’s earliest years of the Santa Helena colony in the mid 1600’s, the revolutionary war period, the pre-civil war and plantation time period and the antebellum, reconstruction history up to the Civil Rights visits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Historic Penn Center.  In January 2017, several historical locations in Beaufort County were established as the Reconstruction Era National Monument to include Darrah Hall on the Penn Center Campus, Brick Baptist Church both on St. Helena Island only a few miles from our farm.     

It’s hard to say when is the best time of year to visit.  There are a few special events throughout the year, Gullah Festival-May, Water Festival-July, Shrimp Festival-October, Beaufort Food Truck Festival-October, Soft Shell Crab Festival-April, Pat Conroy Festival-November, Heritage Days Festival-November, Night on the Town-December.  There’s something for everyone.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 34ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Belinda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking is growing in popularity here along the coast. Several bicycles tour companies come here with bike enthusiasts who enjoy...Read more

Boating

Boating is a very popular sport here. There are public marinas and boat landings throughout the area to launch from or dock.

Fishing

Fishing is a very big recreational activity in this area. There are a few companies that can take you deep sea fishing.

Hiking

There are hiking trails at Hunting Island State Park and the Spanish Moss in Beaufort, Port Royal and Burton. https://www.trail...Read more

Horseback riding

There are stables and equestrian facilities on St. Helena Island and the Beaufort area in general. A few places offer trail rid...Read more

Paddling

Water sports are plentiful on the coast. Kayaking and canoeing can be fun things to do while here. There are outfitters who re...Read more

Swimming

Swimmers can go to the beaches and local pools.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watching. An be done in various places in the area. Dolphins are often seen at boat landings, marine birds, sea turtl...Read more

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Surfing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Friendly Fowl Farm in South Carolina.

Beach

Hunting Island State Park is only five miles from the farm. It is the most visited state park in SC with beautiful beaches, a ...Read more

Coastal

This is a coastal community with many water relay activities to enjoy!

Swimming hole

There are local, county pools open to the public. A small fee is charged. There is also a YMCA in nearby Port Royal SC.

Farm

Our property is a small family farm with a produce operation as well as poultry and eggs. We recently added goats to the farm ...Read more

Driveway

Our “trail” is a long, dirt driveway.

Wetlands

The vibe at Friendly Fowl Farm

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Hipcamper Starla
Starla B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 1st, 2018

Belinda and Tony were amazing hosts. We arrived and were welcomed with a fire roaring and a few close friends of theirs ready to share a good meal and stories of the island.

The following day, we were woken up with fresh eggs and shown around the farm - you wouldn't believe how many "friendly fowl" came to greet us! After some conversation, we made our way to the local library, which has tons of history about the island.

We had such a great experience, and look forward to visiting again (:

Cheers,
Lil & Niki

pure joy holding a silkie for the first timeBirds!Campsiteclean, private outhouse near campsite
Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on November 11th, 2018

Thank you, for choosing to camp here on the farm. We're glad you had a good stay and had time to explore some sites.

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Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2020

Beautiful, quiet spot with as much privacy as
I could want, while allowing many opportunities to engage with the hosts and farm activities.

Wished I'd had more time to spend with Tony and Belinda. I respect and admire their commitment to their family and the local community, as well as to social justice on a larger scale. Their farm''s website and facebook page provide a window into some of their projects. With their responsiveness, hospitality and warmth, I wouldn't have guessed how very busy these people are.

Blessings and all the best to Friendly Fowl Farm (Morning Glory Homestead).

Great SUP paddleboarding minutes awayButterfly weed, supporting monarch reproductionHappy hensFriendly poults, wishing I was bringing breakfast.
Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

Joanna, it was a pleasure to host you and Steven here at the farm. We enjoyed the lively conversations as you accompanied us when we did our chores. We also appreciated your interest in the area, our work here and the culture. Thank you for helping with some of our chores. May you continue to have wonderful journeys. Sincerely, Tony and Belinda

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Hipcamper Corey

Quiet, peaceful site, wonderful hos

Corey M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2020

Belinda and Troy were so warm and welcoming! I felt right at home tucked away in the corner of their property under the mossy oaks. It was a good location, close to hunting island and not too far from Walmart if I needed anything. They have a beautiful homestead and are eager to share it with others! In the evening, after a long nap, I woke to the hosts by the fire, guitar in hand singing songs. Experiences like this are why I travel. I will be going back!! Highly recommend

Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on September 23rd, 2020

Corey, we’re glad you had an enjoyable stay here. It was our pleasure to have you join us at campfire and share stories and songs! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Hipcamper Ashley

Great site for new campers

Ashley V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 27th, 2020

Mrs. Belinda and Mr. Tony were excellent hosts! This was my 6 year olds and husband’s first time camping so I wanted to be at a location that was easy to setup and this truly was. A tent and grill were made available to us along with a lovely farm tour and campfire dinner/stories inspired by Gullah culture. We also spent part of a day at the nearby Penn Center and Hunting State Park which has a beautiful lighthouse and beach. This was truly my favorite camping trip. Thank you!

Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on September 28th, 2020

Ashley, it was our pleasure to meet you and your family and serve as your hosts. We are very glad to know that you all enjoyed your experience both on the farm and in the local area!

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Hipcamper Suzy

A welcoming lowcountry retreat

Suzy W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 13th, 2018

I enjoyed three nights at the farm. Belinda is very responsive to booking requests and messages. When I arrived, Tony greeted me and showed me to the campsite. With the nighttime lows in the 30s, he got a campfire started for me and left me plenty of wood. I enjoyed a homecooked dinner and great company with Belinda, Tony, and some of their friends on my second night on the farm. Stargazing is great, as once night falls it is totally dark. The location is especially nice because it is very much in the country, but in 20-30 minutes one has all the modern conveniences/restaurants/etc of Port Royal and Beaufort. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

Woodsbehind campsiteWoods behind campsiteFriendly Fowl FarmEntrance to site from drive
Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on December 27th, 2018

Suzy, thank you for camping at Friendly Fowl Farm, we enjoyed having you and your pets.

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Hipcamper Ned
Ned S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 1st, 2019

Wonderful experience at Belinda and Anthony’s farm. They were both lovely people, super accommodating, and a wealth of local knowledge. Didn’t explore the farm too much beyond the site, which is pretty secluded, gorgeous - just what we were looking for. Thanks so much y’all!

Friendly Fowl Farm
Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on January 17th, 2019

Ned, thank you for your visit and your kind remarks!

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Hipcamper Gregory

Great private site

Gregory G.
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(Dispersed site)
February 21st, 2019

We had a lovely quiet stay. There are great walks in the area, and it is quite close to downtown Beaufort as well. We felt welcomed, and would certainly camp here again if we were in the area.

Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on March 14th, 2019

Thank you Greg, we were glad to host you and Vida here!

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Hipcamper Hiro

Low country camping at its best

Hiro K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 31st, 2019

Beautiful place!!!! Not only was I excited for the fact that the price was right with right location, the natural beauty of the place was phenomenal! We arrived after dark so the drive up to the house can be a bit scary for some of you tender folks but don't let that fool you. The stars were sparkling like crazy through the Southern oak trees with Spanish moss. The site came with a portable toilet which was interesting to use but very functional. Miss Blenda had the fire going for us and fire wood provided! We are so used to roughing it so this was one of the best camping experiences we've ever had! Waking up with roosters crowing with cute animals to play with was the cherry added on top!

Hipcamper Hiro

Low country camping at its best!

Hiro K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 31st, 2019

Beautiful place!!!! Not only was I excited for the fact that the price was right with right location, the natural beauty of the place was phenomenal! We arrived after dark so the drive up to the house can be a bit scary for some of you tender folks but don't let that fool you. The stars were sparkling like crazy through the Southern oak trees with Spanish moss. The site came with a portable toilet which was interesting to use but very functional. Miss Belinda had the fire going for us and fire wood provided! We are so used to roughing it so this was one of the best camping experiences we've ever had! Waking up with roosters crowing with cute animals to play with was the cherry added on top!

Hipcamper Belinda
Response from Belinda, the Host, on March 31st, 2019

Thank you for choosing to camp on our farm, we were very pleased to welcome you and meet your family! We’re glad you had a great visit!

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Awards

Best of 2019 South Carolina
2nd place
Property
Morning Glory Homestead
State
South Carolina
Country
United States
$15/night
2 Sites

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