Do you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC? If so, you may have heard that this July, Southern Living recognized Beaufort as a 'Small Town We Love'. With its historic downtown district and unique Lowcountry feel, Beaufort was the lead feature in the story.
In addition to Southern Living, Beaufort was also recently featured in Fodor's 'America's Best Small Towns'. Beaufort was chosen for its savory Lowcountry food, historic lodging, outdoor activities and many of its other cultural offerings.
Beaufort has everything you would hope for in a small Southern town: antebellum mansions, Spanish-moss-covered trees, and a picturesque seaside location on Port Royal Island. What makes Beaufort unique is the local Gullah culture, which traces its roots back to West Africa's so-called "Rice Coast" and can still be seen in the town's culture, food, and local language. Beaufort also offers access to a plethora of water sports, so set aside some time to enjoy South Carolina's notoriously warm waters in addition to your perusal of the town's history. For the freshest seafood, head to Saltus River Grill to enjoy their decadent raw bar and watch the sunset from the outdoor patio. Be sure to pick up a locally made sweetgrass basket before you leave, one of South Carolina's traditional crafts.