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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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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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Beaufort Waterfront

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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Harbor Island

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

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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Lady's Island

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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Military Grads

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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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

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 Day 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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Two Day Itinerary

Itinerary Highlights

Two hours in Beaufort? Great! You will have plenty of time to take a tour and learn about our beautiful little city. Hop on a horse carriage tour by Southurn Rose or Sea Island Carriages. Visit the Pat Conroy Literary Center and learn about...

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Three Day Itinerary

Itinerary Highlights

Half a day in Beaufort gives visitors the flexibility to stray from downtown and explore the Sea Islands that surround us. Drive out to St. Helena Island and visit the Penn Center and Reconstruction sites that gave newly freed slaves...

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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.

Full Moon Yoga 20 Oct

Full Moon Yoga

Returning To Our Roots

Join Charity Holland and the Beaufort Bhakti Band ( Ashley and Charity Holland, Nancy Harvey) for music, movement, ritual, and meditation. Find us under the full…

Beaufort Fall Artwalk! 22 Oct

Beaufort Fall Artwalk!

Scout Southern Market

Pop by to meet Lowcountry artist Elizabeth Middour from 4:30-8:00 pm and enjoy hosted bubbles and hors d'oeuvres at the store!

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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…

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