Experience Beaufort

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Founded in 1711, Beaufort, the "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands" exudes warm southern hospitality, coastal breezes, and a rich cultural environment. Named by Southern Living as the #1 "Favorite Small Southern Town", by Fodor's as the #3 "Best Small Town to Visit" and as a Top 100 Small Art Town In The United States, Beaufort is home to the eighth best beach in the US and holds the distinction as a top 20 fishing destination in the US. Welcome to Beaufort, SC!

What Brings People to Beaufort, South Carolina?

  • Art Galleries
  • Fresh Seafood from Local Waters
  • History
  • Fabulous Shopping
  • Grand Architecture
  • Ghost Tours
  • Great Golf
  • Award-Winning Waterfront Park
  • Fishing Charters
  • Carriage Rides

The Beaufort Inn - A Perfect Location

The Beaufort Inn is perfectly situation in the Historic District and is just two blocks from the Beaufort Waterfront Park.  Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaufort River, the Waterfront Park is home to many signature festivals including Water Festival, Shrimp Festival, Gullah Festival and numerous other events.  

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Have you already chosen your stay dates?

Take a look at some of the opportunities in Beaufort to compliment your stay!

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FirstShore focuses on historic, cultural and ecological opportunities throughout Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

Take a self-guided tour to attractions that played a huge role in the reconstruction era, revolutionary war, civil war and so much more.

Stream www.firstshore.org when you're out and about and learn about this historically rich area!

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Located just a few blocks from The Beaufort Inn, The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts has year-round theatre performances, Monday night indie movie nights, and a rotating art gallery! 

For specific event information, please visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com