The Beaufort Community
Renowned for its scenic
location in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry, Beaufort is the
state's second-oldest city. Visitors can step into history in our
downtown district, where efforts to preserve antebellum architecture
have earned the area a designation as a National Historic Landmark.
Close to 70 other sites are included on the National Register of
You'll also find a city with a wealth of recreation opportunities.
There are nearby beaches, golf, kayaking and fishing. In fact, Field and
Stream Magazine has rated Beaufort among the top 20 fishing towns in
Maybe you've already seen Beaufort and didn't even know it. Our
moderate climate makes us a popular location for major motion pictures,
including "The Big Chill," "Forrest Gump" and "GI Jane."
Beaufort's not just a great place to visit, though. A rich local
culture and a thriving arts community - Beaufort's been named as one of
America's best arts town - make it a great place to live, too.
Tourism and hospitality is our top industry, though
agriculture/aquaculture remain strong as well. Our local economy also
benefits from nearby military installations, including Marine Corps Air
Station Beaufort, Parris Island and a U.S. Naval Hospital.
City of Beaufort: http://www.cityofbeaufort.org/
Beaufort Visitors Bureau: http://www.beaufortsc.org/