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First Friday in Beaufort

Join us this Friday for late-night shopping, entertainment, and fun for the entire family! From 5pm to 8pm…

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BEAUFORT, SC

Tucked into winding, historic streets framed by natural foliage and centuries-old, moss-draped live oak trees, Beaufort is more than a hidden Lowcountry gem—it's a transformative destination that has charmed visitors since 1512. Breathe in the salt air. Breathe out, transformed.

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From convenient marinas and stunning natural beauty to authentic culture and cuisine, reset in historic Beaufort, SC. Experience a place that has turned overnight anchorages into week-long retreats—and cruisers into locals.

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Beaufort

Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, one of the largest Sea Islands along the southeast Atlantic coast of the United States. It is one of only a handful of U.S. towns that has had its entire downtown designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Hunting Island

Hunting Island State Park

Named one of America’s top ten beaches by TripAdvisor, Hunting Island State Park sits just 16 miles east of historic downtown Beaufort and is South Carolina's most-visited state park.

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The coastline of Harbor Island in South Carolina

Harbor Island

Famous for its graceful sand dunes covered with sea oats and coastal grasses, Harbor Island is a private 1400-acre barrier island located 15 miles outside the city of Beaufort.

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Port Royal

In the beginning, everyone wanted to claim this region. Enticed by its harbor - Port Royal sound is the second-deepest natural harbor on the East Coast. Spanish, French and British explorers struggled to colonize the area, which was an isolated seaside province dotted with Native American tribes.

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Boat docks at Lady's Island in South Carolina

Lady's Island

The shopping and dining crossroads of northern Beaufort County, Lady’s Island is located just north of Beaufort and Port Royal. Connected by two beautiful bridges that offer some of the best views in the area, the rich land on Lady’s Island was once home to majestic indigo plantations, while local fisherman and shrimpers mined the plentiful waters.

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Marines in formation on Parris Island in South Carolina

Parris Island

Ladies, if you love a man in uniform, prepare to be overwhelmed. And gentlemen, try not to be intimidated by all these Marines. Parris Island is something everyone needs to experience while in Beaufort. The legendary legacy of the United States Marine Corps, as well as the stimulating account of Port Royal’s past, is outlined at the Parris Island Museum.

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A tree-lined pathway on St. Helena Island in South Carolina

St. Helena

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”.

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Fripp Island

The ideal destination for intimate getaways for two, small and large family vacations and reunionsdestination weddings, group retreats, and business meetings for up to 300 guests, Fripp Island -- a resort and private residential paradise -- is the most seaward of the beautiful barrier islands outside of Beaufort

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One Hour Itinerary

Itinerary Highlights

There are a variety of activities to do in Beaufort even if you only have an hour to do so! You could tour the Beaufort History Museum for instance. With 500 years of history, there's a lot to learn about the 2nd oldest city in South Carolina...

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A Romantic Getaway

Itinerary Highlights

Romance is in the air in Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina. Unwind with your significant other at a relaxing spa or feel the rush of surfing the Atlantic Ocean together. No Matter what kind of romantic getaway...

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A Living Landmark

Itinerary Highlights

The Lowcountry region had been subject to numerous European explorations and several aborted attempts at colonization before the British successfully founded the city in 1711. Learn about Beaufort - from exploration to foundation...

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Events of the Season

Join us for safe and memorable events year-round both in and around Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands.

Beaufort Triple Crown Race Series 07 Oct

Beaufort Triple Crown Race Series

Beaufort, SC

Participate in the first ever “Beaufort Triple Crown" - a 5K sprint series spanning across 3 Saturdays in October!The following three organizations have partnered…

First Friday - October 07 Oct

First Friday - October

Downtown Beaufort, South Carolina

First Friday - OctoberJoin us for Music, Fun, and Prizes!1

Tacos for Tatas!! 07 Oct

Tacos for Tatas!!

Fishcamp on 11th Street

Join us for Tacos for Tatas! Starting this Saturday until Friday October 7th! We will have a featured Taco all week! A portion of the proceeds will be going to…

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Pat Conroy's Beaufort

Https://Patconroyliterarycenter.Org/ Quite simply, beloved Pat Conroy — author of bestselling books like The Prince of Tides, South of Broad, The Water is Wide , and more — loved everything about Beaufort and…

Beaufort's Award Winning Podcast

HAVE YOU TUNED INTO OUR AWARD-WINNING PODCAST? Did you hear the news? The Greater Beaufort-Port Royal Convention and Visitors Bureau can now add “award-winning podcast” to its accolades. Our own Inner Coastal…

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For centuries, people from around the world have settled along salt marsh creeks and under live oaks of the South Carolina Sea Islands. Not only are its environs pristine and charming, the Lowcountry offers one of the most attractive real estate markets in America.

Creating Lowcountry Memories.

Enjoy a Lowcountry hour of our hospitality while riding on a luxury 8-man eco-friendly Golf Cart. Our Historic Beaufort Golf Cart Tour brings Beaufort history…

The Perfect Family Vacation.

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is one of the best South Carolina beach resorts, offering a wide selection of Fripp Island resort rentals, two top-ranked golf…