Recognition of Beaufort’s many charms just keeps pouring in!
Here are some of the accolades we’ve heard just in the last two years from some of travel’s biggest names.
In February, Beaufort made Travel and Leisure’s list of “11of the Best Small Towns in America,” which recognized in particular its sweet tea and seafood, the untamed beauty of Hunting Island State Park and the places to learn more about the rich traditions of the Gullah people (Reconstruction Era National Historical Park and the Penn Center). Then, in November, our town made Insider.com’s list of the “Best Small Town in Every State.” The article pointed to our rich history, “idyllic waterfront” and standout mansions.
And, this just in—Thrillist has published its list of “The Must-Visit Small Town in Every State,” and Beaufort is on it! Our home was distinguished as “a town with all the historical allure of Charleston at a slower, easy-going pace.”
The piece also pointed out the charms of barrier islands like St. Helena and Daufuskie.
In December of 2020, Beaufort saw back-to-back accolades from two big-name outlets. Who knew Buzzfeed had its eyes on Beaufort? They ranked it #13 on their list of “18 Surprisingly Cool Small Towns in the USA.”
Buzzfeed pointed to its “bucolic, small town living,” local seafood and dramatic sunsets over the Beaufort River. Beaufort also made it onto Trip Savvy‘s list of the “Best Small Town in Every State,” where it was called out for its seafood, dolphins, the Spanish Moss Trail and the Kazoo Factory, where you can make your own instrument!