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Address: Beaufort, SC
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Friendly Small Southern Town

On most lists of top ten places to live and retire. The upbeat attitude of everyone in Beaufort is refreshing. Historic town chartered in 1711. Lots of history and anti bellum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beale C
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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On most lists of top ten places to live and retire. The upbeat attitude of everyone in Beaufort is refreshing. Historic town chartered in 1711. Lots of history and anti bellum homes. Spend the day, and remainder of your life.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bay Street in Beaufort is a quintessential Main Street in the historic South. Good restaurants (Panini, Q, Luthers, Saltis River Grill, Plum's), charming shops, lovely galleries (Rhett Gallery, Beaufort Artist's Guild) and a Waterfront Park right next door. You cannot vivid Beaufort without a stroll down Bay Street.

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Thank John H
Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

charming southern town. Any festival, you can't go wrong! Enjoy the live oaks, mansions, bars, restaurants, water, water, water. Don't waste your time going out to Huntington Island. Once a treasure, now a washed up beach. yuk!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of Beaufort, the businesses, bars, restaurants, and art galleries are worth your time. Take a nice easy stroll, visit places that look interesting, stop and have a coffee or adult beverage, then wander out to the Waterfront Park and take in the amazing view of the Beaufort River and tidal marshes. The scenes and sounds of children... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Shops of long standing, friendly merchants, waterside park - a most pleasant way to pass an hour or so is to stroll down Bay Street.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

At the heart of Beaufort, Bay Street is well designed for a leisurely stroll. Its shops, restaurants and galleries are inviting stops with welcoming proprietors and staff. The city still has a small town atmosphere with its locally-owned businesses that have often been in place for a number of generations. Take time to ask questions about the history of Beaufort... More 

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West Union
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We enjoyed walking the streets and looking in the shops as well as seeing beautiful homes further out on Bay Street.

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Taylors, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Love shopping in Beaufort. Lots of cute shops, art and furniture stores and great restaurants. Love Plums!

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Coatesville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

If you are looking for a more laid back low country retreat, seek out Beaufort, SC. Restaurants and galleries are quite good....some nightlife. The scenery is second to none and the folks are friendly and inviting. It's a hop to Charleston or Hilton Head but so much less congested. Many stay here and then visit the other places.

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Thank Caroline S
Williamsburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Wonderful place to walk, shop or just sit and watch the boats and people go by. Plenty of places to eat and shop plus the waterfront park is an excellent place to relax. Would highly recommend the historic area and waterfront.

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