Beaufort, SC, USA

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Beaufort, SC, USA

Beaufort vacation rentals

Beaufort—steeped in heritage and natural history

Beaufort (pronounced bewfert) is a charming and historic town, founded by the British in the 1711. It still has traces of the old British colonial buildings as well as a considerable amount of antebellum architecture and heritage in the old town. Beaufort vacation rentals offer a fine choice of accommodation and a great selection of family-friendly activities. Beaufort is a popular vacation destination thanks to its 5 miles of beach at Hunting Island State Park and Fort Fremont, as well as a wealth of natural history, wildlife, and cultural activities for the whole family.

From beach to bastion—something for all in Beaufort

Beaufort vacation rentals offer the ideal base for exploring this historic town and for enjoying the wide range of activities available, for the perfect family-friendly vacation. Close to Beaufort, in the network of sea islands, Hunting Island State Park has 5 miles of pristine beach and is also a popular nature reserve. Kayaking and paddleboarding are also popular ways to explore Beaufort’s unique waterways, while the more culture-minded can check out 500 years of fascinating history at the Beaufort History Museum or travel back to the Spanish American War at Fort Fremont.

Culture and the arts in abundance in Beaufort

There’s always plenty to explore from the doorstep of Beaufort vacation rentals. In addition to its long history, Beaufort is also known as a cultural destination with plenty of family-friendly attractions. Beaufort has been named as one of “America’s Best Art Towns” and there are numerous festivals throughout the year, notably the International Film Festival, the famous Water Festival and the Shrimp Festival, celebrating traditional industry. Foodies will also find plenty to get their taste buds tingling in Beaufort’s wonderful award-winning restaurants where seafood is a specialty.

Beaufort: A great place to visit all year round

The climate in Beaufort is classed as humid subtropical, which means that summers are warm but not too hot, with average temperatures of around 82°F which in the tropics can lead to warm, humid nights that nevertheless are perfect for sitting out late after dinner. With an average temperature of 49°F, winters are mild, although frosts are not uncommon. And with so much to do and see, whether you are looking for nature or culture or both, Beaufort is great place to visit at any time of year.

Beaufort - fascinating landscapes and abundant nature

Beaufort is a small, beautiful city located on Port Royal Island in the heart of the Sea Islands in the South Carolina Low Country. Founded in 1711, it retains much of its ‘old world’ charm and has become a well-known center for the arts. Hikers and cyclists can also explore the Cypress Wetlands, and Hunting Island National Park is also close by with its famous lighthouse, semi-tropical maritime forest, pristine beaches and ancient dune landscape. Here, there’s abundant wildlife including loggerhead turtles, deer, raccoons, alligators and hundreds of species of birds, either resident or as seasonal visitors.