Where am i? What's the story with this Beaufort place anyway? Why is the town here? How did it begin? What's the town like today? What's the weather like? The answers to these questions and more can be found by exploring the following links.
View these maps online, or print them out for your use once you arrive. These maps will help make sense out of all the different islands making up Beaufort and the surrounding lowcountry.
Beaufort County's geography is defined by the meeting of water and land.
Minus the very occassional hurricane and a few very hot days in summer, Beaufort has a climate that is just about perfect.
Beaufort may look like it's stopped in time but it's connected, albeit by a windy road, to the rest of the world by plane, train, bus, and automobile.
From the days of the Spanish explorerers to the Civil War and its radical effects beyond to the era of destination tourism, Beaufort has remained a town with its heart in the past and its eyes looking to the future.