Beaufort History Museum
To relive the area’s rich history, start with a visit to Beaufort History Museum at the historic Arsenal (1798) in downtown Beaufort! One of our knowledgeable docents will guide you through 450 years of Beaufort’s past, recounting stories about this place that shaped America.
Santa Elena History Center
More than 40 years before the English settled at Jamestown in Virginia, the Spanish established a town and fort on the shores of Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County, S.C. Discover this lost story at the Santa Elena History Center!
Sea Island Carriage Company
Experience Beaufort’s rich history and unique charm on a 55 minute fully-narrated horse-drawn carriage tour.
Spanish Moss Trail
Following the path of the former Port Royal Railroad this 10-mile trail is accessible from
several locations including Depot Road, Broome Lane, Westvine Drive, and Roseida Road.
Spirit of Old Beaufort
The Spirit of Old Beaufort has been offering tours for more 20 years. Certified guides share the history of Beaufort, SC through storytelling and song in costumes.
Southern Rose Buggy Tours
Re-live the past through the narration of professional guides and the clippity-clop of horses.
Enjoy a docent-led tour of the John Mark Verdier House Monday-Saturday: every hour on the 1/2 hour from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM.
Beaufort Biplane tours
Phone: 904-910 6369
Join retired marine aviator Michael Rainy in his vintage biplane on a tour around the surrounding Beaufort area. Rainy has over 6000 hours of flight time, along with his Air Wing Naval “Flight Instructor of the Year”. Book a basic or custom flight today!
Hunting Island State Park
Boasting one of the only publicly accessible lighthouses in the state, Hunting Island State Park is considered one of the best beaches on the east coast. There is so much to see and do. Book your stay with The Beaufort Inn and receive one free pass to Hunting Island. Click here to learn more.
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar
Breakwater Restaurant & Bar offers a “younger, lighter and more fresh” flair to Southern cooking. Chef Gary Lang & Chef Elizabeth Shaw use local ingredients to create a seasonal menu equipped with a wide variety of prestigious wine and excellent seafood.
Old Bull Tavern
Specializing in innovative cocktails, and a vast selection of craft beers the Old Bull Tavern is a great spot to have a drink and an excellent meal accompanied by a comfortable atmosphere. They offer an “ever-changing market-based menu of European and American comfort foods.”
Panini's on the Waterfront
Whether it’s great food, great views or great times, Panini’s is a wonderful dining atmosphere within walking distance from The Beaufort Inn. Experience authentic Mediterranean food in front of South Carolina’s Beaufort’s Waterfront Park. Panini’s can also accommodate groups of up to 70.
As seen in USA Today, Griffin Market is famous for its wine experts who are globally known for pairing wine with food. They offer traditional Italian dishes.
Common Ground Coffee House
Common Ground Coffee House is pouring up fresh grounds. Stop in for a La Colombe coffee, house-baked pastry and more.
Learn more about how you can earn free breakfast by staying at The Beaufort Inn.
Beaufort Kayak Tours
Beaufort Kayak Tours offers six tours tailored toward the seasons. No matter what time of the year, visitors can experience the wonderful ecology of the Beaufort, SC marshes and marine life.
Tailwind Fishing Charter
Go fishing with Captain Danny Rourk, a native Beaufortonian and licensed Coast Guard Captain in one of the Top 20 Fishing Destinations in the United States. Tailwind provides licenses, all equipment, ice, water and cooler space for any drinks or snacks of your choice.
Looking for your own kayaking, canoeing or paddle-boarding experience? Check out Higher Ground for all your water sport rental needs. Take your family and friends out on the water for your own tailored experience.
The Vagabond Cruise Crabbing Expedition is an educational trip around Hilton Head. Aboard the Tammy Jane you’ll learn about the local fishing and crabbing industry. In addition, members can bait, release, pull up the pot and sort through crab on the trip.
Beaufort Sailing & Boating
Want to learn how to sail? Beaufort Sailing and Boating offers a two-session sailing class, where adults can learn the beauty of sailing for $125. Call now to see if they have available sessions during your stay.