Placed on the 5-mile stretch of Port Royal Island in South Carolina, Beaufort is a seaside city and one of the nation’s Sea Islands. Known for southern charms and rich histories, the city is quaint but popular with travelers. There are beaches galore, with surroundings of the Atlantic Ocean and several ports for docking boats—both commercial and leisure.
The draw for many to Beaufort is the historic architecture and downtown district. Strolls throughout Beaufort yield fascinating sights to see, such as old antebellum mansions, plantations with still-standing slaves’ quarters, antique farm equipment, and museums galore. On average, according to Google, travelers spend 4 days exploring Beaufort and getting to know this little South Carolina island.