Beaufort is very much open for business now, and still welcoming guests to our charming inns, restaurants, tours and excursions.
As we move collectively through these uncharted waters, know that the Greater Beaufort—Port Royal CVB has instituted numerous health measures out of concern for our visitors, partners and staff. We are closely monitoring COVID-19. To stay up to date as well visit here and here. for more information.
With its abundant farms and shrimp docks, St. Helena Island, just 5 miles east of Beaufort and part of the Beaufort Sea Islands, offers visitors a glimpse into rural Lowcountry life past and present. St. Helena is home to the Penn Center, one of the first schools for the children of freed slaves the location of a small rural cottage, where Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted his famous “I have a dream speech”.
Much of the rural and agricultural land on St. Helena is still worked by native residents, many of whom are descended from slaves; and the shrimping and fishing industries on the island are major contributors not only to the local economy, but also to the fine dining enjoyed by locals and tourists alike