It is an historical city, founded in 1711. It has maintained its antebellum architecture and small town atmosphere. Many famous movies have been filmed here including Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides and The Big Chill.
Yes. Harbor Island Vacations has a good selection of vacation rental properties. http://www.harborislandvacations.com/
You have 3 choices: Charleston, Hilton Head or Savannah.
Technically, yes. It is located on the island of Port Royal.
Beaufort always ranks as one of the best retirement cities in the United States and was named The Best Small Southern Town by Southern Living.
About 50 miles
You definitely want to try Plums and the Saltus River Grill.
Downtown Beaufort has great shopping. We suggest you checkout the Mainstreet Beaufort link to see all that is available-http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/
Normally in March, but it could be sooner or later, depending on the temperature.
No. It sits on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway.
There are both hotels ( City Loft, Best Western Sea Island) and bed and breakfasts( Rhett House, Beaufort Inn) in downtown Beaufort.
Beaufort sits on the east coast of South Carolina, about halfway between Charleston to the north and Savannah Georgia to the south. It is also about a 30 minute drive to Hilton Head Island.