Experience Beaufort

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?

  • Hunting Island State Park Beach & Lighthouse
  • Art Galleries
  • Fresh Seafood from Local Waters
  • History
  • Shopping
  • Grand Architecture
  • Ghost Tours
  • Golf
  • Award-Winning Waterfront Park
  • Fishing Charters
  • Carriage Rides
  • Festivals

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.  

Check out a show or indie movie!

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

Sign up for a History Package

Purchase your custom package to experience Beaufort's rich history!
One–Day Itineraries ~ only $30
Walking Tour with a Museum Tour of your choice
Van Tour with a Museum Tour of your choice
Three Museum Pass

Two–Day Itineraries ~ only $50
Walking Tour and Three Museum Pass
Van Tour and Three Museum Pass

https://santa-elena.org/experience-beaufort-history/