Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Charted in 1711, Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina behind Charleston. It is located on Port Royal Island in the heart of Sea Islands and Lowcountry.

Beaufort has been called “Americas Happiest Seaside Town” and is known for its historic architecture and exquisite local cuisine. Remnants of the original English colonial settlement can be found in the downtown (historic district) area and it is one of only a handful of US towns that has had its entire downtown designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

A coastal town that has wonderful B&Bs and restaurants, Beaufort is also known for its outstanding golf courses, beaches, and outdoor adventures.

Things to see and do

* Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park
* Hunting Island State park
* Hunting Island Lighthouse
* John Mark Verdier House
* The Sands Beach
* Farmers Market

Cruise Season - May – October
Currency – US Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land area - 48.2 km2
Population - 12,361
Time - GMT minus five hours
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
International Country Telephone Code - +1

Port location – Downtown Beaufort

Transport links

Beaufort is served by Hilton Head Domestic Airport 63km and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport 77km
Regular bus service

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