Top Reasons Beaufort, SC, Is Ranked One of the Best Places to Live in America

Outside Magazine just ranked Beaufort, SC, among “The 16 Best Places to Live in America” and it made the list at number eight! We heartily concur although we would place Beaufort at number two, directly after Fripp Island of course! Below we’ve listed a few of our favorite things about Beaufort, SC, so you can explore the island like a local! Don’t forget to check out our free Vacation Guide to find even more bucket list items for your itinerary! With our expert recommendations, we’ll be able to help you make the most of every moment. 

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Reasons Beaufort, SC, Is Ranked One of the Best Places to Live 

A Plethora of Things to Do 

Stroll Along the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is located along the Beaufort River just before you cross the Woods Memorial Bridge to Lady’s Island. Not only is it one of the most scenic spots in town, but it’s also a fantastic place to take out your wallet and do some local shopping. Watching the sunset from here is one of the best seats in town! 

Glimpse Into the Past at The Old Sheldon Church Ruins  

If you are looking for historic charm, visit the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. With pillars of bricks standing high and Spanish Moss hanging from the trees, it’s a mesmerizingly perfect spot for sightseeing and photos. 

An Educational Experience for All at Port Royal Sound Maritime Center  

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center offers an educational and fun experience for adults and children alike. Visitors are welcome to learn about Port Royal Sound’s life with exhibits, classrooms, and hands-on learning experiences. The center tours are self-guided and free, making them perfect for vacationing families on a budget! 

The Beaufort Water Festival  

Wherever you are in the state of South Carolina you’ve probably heard the word “water festival.” The Beaufort Water Festival is a unique event that year after year draws large crowds to a charming southern town. With more than 65 festivals (and counting) The Beaufort Water Festival’s popularity is undeniable! Whether you experience all that is available on land, the sandbar party, or a little of both, you will leave having experienced something truly unforgettable!  

Plan Your Lowcountry Escape to Fripp Island and Beaufort, SC 

Searching for the best way to enjoy Beaufort and the Atlantic Coast? Stay on Fripp Island and take the short drive to the “big city” for a heaping helping of Southern charm, culture, and cuisine. Then, head back to the island to recharge your batteries. Our collection of properties offers an incredible array of choices ranging from single condos to large family homes. We even have pet-friendly vacation homes so you can bring your furry friends to the Lowcountry! From short golf cart rides around the island to oceanside golf courses to exciting family-friendly activities, there’s never a dull moment when you enjoy a stay at Fripp Island Resort!  

Browse our island properties, and start planning your Fripp Island vacation today. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Lowcountry oasis!