Information about Beaufort, SC
Beaufort (pronounced Bew-fert) is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. It is on Port Royal Island which is surrounded by Broad River and Coo Saw River. The harbor of Beaufort is on the Beaufort River, which winds through the Port Royal Island area. The city is known for its well maintained antebellum architecture as well as for being home to a Marine Corps Air Station. The city is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the water and its arts culture. In fact, the city was named the “Best Small Southern Town” by Southern Living, a “Top 25 Small City Arts Destination” by American Style, and a “Top 50 Adventure Town” by National Geographic Adventure.