East of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, South Carolina in the heart of the sea islands, the private residential community of Dataw Island offers golf course, marsh front and water front homes, all in the casual lifestyle and abundant natural beauty found in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Welcome to Beaufort, SC!
Have you heard the news? Southern Living Magazine recognized Beaufort as a “Small Town We Love.” With its historic downtown district and unique Lowcountry feel, Beaufort was the lead feature in the story! Beaufort was also featured in Fodor’s ‘America’s Best Small Towns’, chosen for its savory Lowcountry food, historic lodging, outdoor activities and many of its other cultural offerings.
The history of Beaufort is a mosaic of many people who have labored, loved and lived together over the centuries to create today’s colorful tableau. It is a coastal city blessed with wonderful Bed & Breakfasts and excellent restaurants. The city and the surrounding sea islands also have a rich African-American heritage. Come and learn about the Gullah culture or the Penn Center, the first school built for former slaves. Known for its outstanding golf courses, beaches, and outdoor adventures, Beaufort has a variety of activities and events to partake in and enjoy.
Beaufort Featured Listings
Awarded the “Best Neighborhood Design in America” by the National Association of Home Builders, Habersham is ideally located on the water just minutes from historic Beaufort and within an hour’s drive of Hilton Head, Charleston, SC as well as Savannah, GA.
Cora Bett Thomas has over 30 years of experience helping clients buy and sell Beaufort homes, and her teams of professional agents are the choice for all of your Beaufort real estate needs. We believe in more than just the value of customers — we believe in the value of family — yours and ours. Find your home today. Visit us online at www.corabettthomas.com
Stay in the heart of the Beaufort Historic District and explore the antebellum homes, plantations, and secluded islands of South Carolina’s Low Country at our charming hotel on the Beaufort River. Walk to quaint shops, art galleries, book stores, and a variety of cafés, bistros, coffee shops, and eateries.
Enjoy fine restaurants, quaint boutiques and galleries, history, fishing, beaches and more from our spacious guest rooms, porches, private gardens, intimate courtyards and delightful fountains that are The Beaufort Inn. Located in the heart of Beaufort’s landmark Historic District, The Beaufort Inn’s historic architecture, (more…)
Discover the magic of a Beaufort rental home, villa or condo and enjoy the ultimate in privacy and convenience.
Beaufort restaurants have earned a distinct reputation as some of the best dining options in the South.
With five miles of pristine beach, an historic lighthouse, a nature center, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet, fishing pier, trails through acres of marsh and maritime forests and oceanfront camping, Hunting Island State Park attracts more than a million visitors each year. South Carolina’s most popular state park was forever changed after Hurricane Matthew hit […]
Sea turtles, dolphin and fish…Oh my! SEA TURTLES Since January of 2017, there have been 30 sea turtle strandings in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area. Eight of these turtles were still alive and transported to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston by the “Amberlance.” If you have not been to the South Carolina Aquarium, or it […]
The fate of an important South Carolina Revolutionary War battlefield is still uncertain in Beaufort Country. While it is common for Revolutionary War battlefields to possess something of historic note, the 1779 Battle of Port Royal Island stands out with brow-raising distinction. Although conservative in size to other South Carolina battles, this was the state’s […]
Each year Southern Living releases a whole set of lists boasting “The South’s Best,” which include a little bit of everything, from bookstores to breakfast spots and BBQ joints, not to mention beaches, islands and cities. In their 2017 accolades, Beaufort, South Carolina landed the number one spot and was named “The South’s Best Small […]
In the late 1600s, enslaved West Africans were brought to the Georgia and South Carolina sea islands to tend the rice and cotton fields. As the Emanciapation Proclamation brought freedom, many fled to Hilton Head Island and its Union Army outpost to start the first freedman’s village in the United States: Mitchelville. Many of the […]