Beaufort, SC FAQs

          Q: What is the population of Beaufort, SC?

About 12,000.

          Q: What is Beaufort, SC known for?

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.

          Q: Are there vacation rentals in Beaufort, SC?

Yes. Harbor Island Vacations has a good selection of vacation rental properties.

          Q: Where do you fly into for Beaufort, SC?

You have 3 choices: Charleston, Hilton Head or Savannah.

          Q: Is Beaufort, SC and Island?

Technically, yes. It is located on the island of Port Royal.

          Q: Is Beaufort, SC a good place to live?

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.

          Q: How far is it from Beaufort to Charleston, SC?

About 50 miles

          Q: What are the best restaurants in Beaufort, SC?

You definitely want to try Plums and the Saltus River Grill.

          Q: Where is the best shopping in Beaufort, SC?

Downtown Beaufort has great shopping. We suggest you checkout the Mainstreet Beaufort link to see all that is available-

          Q: When do the Azaleas bloom in Beaufort?

Normally in March, but it could be sooner or later, depending on the temperature.

          Q: Is Beaufort, SC on the beach?

No. It sits on the AtlanticĀ Intercoastal Waterway.

          Q: Where can I stay in Beaufort, SC?

There are both hotels ( City Loft, Best Western Sea Island) and bed and breakfasts( Rhett House, Beaufort Inn) in downtown Beaufort.

          Q: Where is Beaufort, South Carolina?

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.