Beaufort in South Carolina

Welcome to the beautiful City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston and is where Jean Ribault and his fellow Huguenots established Charlesfort in 1562.In French, “beau” means beautiful, handsome, lovely, or fine … and after even the shortest of visits, you’ll know both the city and county are aptly named.

Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island on the coast of South Carolina where you can stroll the quaint historical area of downtown while visiting the many shops and restaurants. The waterfront park is the perfect place to take a break as you relax on a swing and watch the boats and wildlife or where you will find the many eating establishments offering waterfront dining. The many antebellum homes offer a glimpse into the historical past of this great city and there are plenty in Beaufort’s 304-acre National Historic Landmark District.

 

 

Beaufort has been featured in the New York Times, and named “Best Small Southern Town” by Southern Living, a “Top 25 Small City Arts Destination” by American Style, and a “Top 50 Adventure Town” by National Geographic Adventure. Close to 20 galleries operate within the city, with hundreds of local residents contributing to the arts scene.

If it is a vibrant nightlife you seek, Beaufort has a very active nightlife centered around the downtown area with bands galore and fun loving people. Come and experience true southern charm while you relax with new found friends or just dance the night away under the stars on our waterfront. You might even run into one of the many celebrities that make Beaufort and the surrounding area home.

Beaufort has been the setting or the inspirational setting for several novels by long-time resident Pat Conroy and a popular filming location for major motion pictures, including The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Forrest Gump, Something to Talk About and G.I. Jane. You can learn the history of this beautiful city on any of the many tours available including boat tours of the pristine waterways surrounding the city.

Centrally located between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, Beaufort is the perfect destination to jump off for day trips to these fine coastal cities. You get the best of 3 worlds as you are able to experience the beauty and history of the South from your home base of Beaufort. There is never a lack of exciting experiences here in the beautiful LowCountry of South Carolina.

 
Highway 21 Drive In Movie Theatre
 
Family Fun begins here at Highway 21 Drive In Movie Theatre. Or, if you are just looking for a awesome 'under the stars' night we are full of enjoyment and entertainment. Showing Double Features every night with 2 screens and 4 movies to choose from! If you've never experienced an outdoor movie...come on by and check us out.

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Holiday Inn Hotel in Beaufort
 
You'll discover Southern hospitality and charm at the Holiday Inn Beaufort, nestled in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Our location is just off Highway 170 and Route 21 and overlooks the Beaufort River in Beaufort, SC, an antebellum seaside town that is steeped in history and beauty.” column.

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Beaufort-Charlotte Berkeley Photography
 
Charlotte Berkeley is a portrait and lifestyle photographer in the Lowcountry. She is a native to Beaufort, South Carolina where she seeks to capture the natural beauty that surrounds her. She is fascinated by unique people, representing their individuality with each shot. If you are looking for a photographer, allow Charlotte to bring out the essence of Life, Love, and Beauty through her amazing photographic talents.

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Beaufort River Tours
 
Relax in the balmy bay breeze as your USCG licensed captain and First Mate Linda reveal a side of Beaufort you won’t see anywhere else. Distractions abound, however, as playful dolphins vie for your attention and the stately osprey soars overhead. Add the fecund fragrance of the salt marsh and a breathtaking sunset, and you begin to see why explorers and invaders since 1521 have found these Sea Islands irresistible.

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New Jade Lounge & Restaurant
 
Located in beautiful Beaufort, SC. Brand new island style restaurant. Serving jerk chicken, oxtail, Jamaican style beef patties, Griot, fried plantain...and more...plus entertainment.

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The City Loft Hotel
 
City Loft Hotel™ is Beaufort's first upscale boutique hotel. Located a block from Bay Street in downtown Historic Beaufort on Carteret, the main route to Lady's Island, St. Helena's and all beaches. The hotel has a distinctive urban feel in each of the 23 guest rooms, the newsstand and coffee shop, and, fitness center..

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4 Island Pizza features authentic Manhattan style pizza, hand tossed using homemade dough, homemade sauce, fresh local produce, and it's all prepared fresh daily just for you. Offering over 20 flavors of 10' Island Beadstix, delicious and healthy salads, and bone in or boneless wings, you will find something to please you.

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Stokes Honda of Beaufort
 
Stokes Honda of Beaufort is a full service Honda automobile dealership located in Beaufort S.C. We are family owned and operated and have been in the Beaufort market for 28 years.

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Beaufort-Wayback Burgers
 
Go Wayback to delicious. Go Wayback to fresh. Go Wayback to the best burgers, milkshakes, fries and sides in town. We're a fast casual burger joint serving fresh, never frozen burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes and more. We are locally owned & operated. We are Wayback Burgers of Beaufort

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Yemassee-Harold’s Country Club
Harold's Country Club with its down-home Southern cooking, is a favorite of local residents. It is one of those 'known to locals' spots that serve up the best of everything.

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Beaufort/Yemassee Fletcher’s Deli.
 
Fletcher's Finest Deli & Catering has been open for two years and is located inside Fletcher's Finds Antiques & Collectibles in downtown Yemassee, S.C.. Owner Paula Flowers invites you to come in and try a menu filled with local favorites. 'The antique shop has customers all up and down the Atlantic Seaboard and now they can enjoy lunch while they shop'.

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The Island News is Beaufort County's truest purveyor of the news and pulse of the Lowcountry from Beaufort to Bluffton. Keep up with the news and happenings that are important to the Beaufort lifestyle and people. Keep up...with The Island News.

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Port Royal-Old School Pizzeria
Join us at the Old School Pizzeria for the best pizza and more in the Beaufort/Port Royal area.

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Beaufort-The Original Gullah Festival of S.C.
 
Come and join us May 27-29, 2016 for the 30th annual Original Gullah Festival. To provide an authentic Gullah experience showcasing local cuisine, art, and talent for our visitors to cherish for a lifetime. The festival focuses on education and cultural preservation of the African American Gullah heritage in the low country.

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Parris Island Graduation
 
This is your connection for Parris Island MCRD Graduation information and information about the surrounding area. Beaufort, Port Royal and the many areas of the LowCountry and all the places to experience, eat, play, sleep....and much more can be found here. Don’t just come to celebrate the New Marine...but come and enjoy our hospitality too.

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Port Royal-Alvin Ord’s Sandwich Shop
The best little Sandwich Shop in the Carolina LowCountry. Port Royal's favorite place for all the locals in the know. It could easily be unnoticed by those not from around the area. This is a family owned establishment that has been around for decades...not just years! Don't visit the area without tasting their delicious and filling food.

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