Summertime in Beaufort, SC

Enjoy summertime in Beaufort, SC with a beach vacation! Reside at The Beaufort Inn and have several options for dining and entertainment, in addition to using our complimentary Hunting Island […]

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Enjoy summertime in Beaufort, SC with a beach vacation! Reside at The Beaufort Inn and have several options for dining and entertainment, in addition to using our complimentary Hunting Island Beach Passes for your Beach Days.

As guests of The Beaufort Inn, you’ll enjoy all the comforts you’d expect from home with the addition of great amenities. We welcome you to experience summertime in Beaufort, SC from South Carolina’s #1 State Park Beach, Hunting Island. Beaufort Inn guests will receive complimentary guests passes upon request (first come, first serve). We are also happy to make recommendations on additional activities depending on your preferences.

Choosing The Beaufort Inn places you in the heart of Historic Downtown Beaufort, walking distance to the Waterfront Park, shops, restaurants, art galleries, and museums. You can also take advantage of our complimentary bicycles and explore Beaufort’s Spanish Moss Trail and historic neighborhoods.

Unlike a typical hotel, The Beaufort Inn has several stand alone cottages and multi-room options for families and group travel. Majority of our rooms on property have their own entryways and access, so you can rest easy knowing other guests will rarely be crossing your path. Since COVID-19, we continue to implement social distancing and frequent hand-washing. We are continuing to use quality Ecolab Cleaners and Disinfectants and are routinely cleaning all high touch areas.

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Hunting Island Beach

Hunting Island Beach Must Stop Summer Destination

Summertime in Beaufort, SC means long days spend at Hunting Island! Hunting Island Beach State Park is the #1 State Park in South Carolina and has been voted the #2 Best East Coast Beaches by USA Today. As a guest of The Beaufort Inn, you can receive a complimentary beach pass to Hunting Island upon request.  For just $2/person, you can climb the 167 steps to the top of the only publicly accessible lighthouse in South Carolina (although due to COVID-19, the lighthouse may not be operational during your stay). Fun fact, parts of Hunting Island were used to film the Vietnam Scene in Forrest Gump.

Family Vacations & Group Travel

808 Bay Street Suite

This is the time when school is out and family & friends enjoy days of sunshine and evenings of laughter together. The Beaufort Inn has several room types available that accommodate families and large groups. The Beaufort Inn has a handful of stand alone cottages and suites. These are ideal for group travel. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, full living room and kitchen, washer & dryer (ideal for week long vacays), porches and patios, and steps away from shops, restaurants, nightlife, the waterfront park, and tons of fun downtown. PLUS – what makes the Beaufort Inn even better than staying at an AirBnB or VRBO, is the 24/7 concierge, complimentary bicycles and downtown parking, complimentary beach passes, and access to our firepits in several different courtyards. The image shown here is a photo of 808 Bay, our 2nd floor Suite Apartment.

Summer Events

Although Summer 2020 looks a little different this year, many downtown restaurants host live music. Port Royal is hosting a Community Beer Garden every Friday and Saturday from 4pm-8:30pm with local beer, participating restaurants that will deliver food to your table, and live music. There are also a ton of ways to explore and be active.

Spanish Moss Trail

Similar to New York City’s High Line, the Spanish Moss Trail is an outdoor rail trail connecting several parts of our beautiful city. Currently, the Spanish Moss Trail is nearly 10 miles long with plans to expand to 14. Walkers, runners, cyclycts, and roller bladers alike traverse the trail and take in gorgeous views of Beaufort. Guests of The Beaufort Inn have access to complimentary bicycles upon request. 

Boating & Fishing

Tailwind Fishing Charter

If you enjoy being on the water for sport, we highly recommend setting up a Charter Fishing experience with Tailwind Charters. Not only will you will have the opportunity to learn some new techniques, but you’ll be fishing in the deepest natural port on the Eastern Seaboard.  Although the Fish Species in Beaufort vary, you could catch any of the following:

  1. Redfish
  2. Spotted Sea Trout
  3. Flounder
  4. Cobia
  5. Sharks
  6. Tarpon
  7. Black Drum
  8. Spanish Mackerel
  9. Lady Fish
  10. Tripletail
  11. Sheepshead
  12. Blue Fish

Beat-The-Heat at Indoor Museums

Beaufort History Museum

There are a handful of amazing museums within walking distance (or a short drive/bike ride) from The Beaufort Inn. Including, but not limited to:

To book, Ask our Front Desk about our Museum Pass.