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…)
Welcome to Beaufort, SC!
Have you heard the news? Southern Living Magazine recognized Beaufort one of the “The South’s Prettiest Towns 2018” and MSN.com has again named us the “Cutest Town in the State.” With its historic downtown district and unique Lowcountry feel, Beaufort is the epitome of Southern charm.
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.
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.
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.
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
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced paddler, come join us in the fun and adventure of the fastest growing sport in the world! We offer Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) lessons, group and family outings and tours, sunset paddles, moonlight paddles, sunrise paddles, SUP race training, and even a little SUP yoga and fitness.
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.
Discover the Great Outdoors on a Majestic Rails-to-Trails Paved Pathway If you enjoy hiking, biking, walking, fishing, dog walking, riding a scooter, skateboarding or rollerblading, don’t miss the Spanish Moss Trail, which connects beautiful Beaufort to historic Port Royal and offers 10 miles of scenic beauty. Part of the East Coast Greenway, the Lowcountry’s only paved Rails-to-Trails destination, provides […]
One of the favorite pastimes of Lowcountry residents and visitors as they walk the beach or cruise the local waterways, is watching dolphins as they play, fish or simply swim on by. Many people don’t realize, however, that they are actually whale watching. Most of us think of whales as large marine mammals, up to […]
Love is in the air in all year long in Beaufort. Residents of our town have know that for years. And now theactivetimes.com and MSN.com have named Beaufort “The Most Romantic Locale” in the state of South Carolina. Along with its Southern charm, Beaufort offers picturesque historic homes, elegant live oak trees, laden with Spanish moss, fine eateries, […]
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 […]