Beaufort is a city just off South Carolina’s coast, on Port Royal Island. Dating to the early 18th Century, Beaufort Area holiday villa are found in and near the second oldest city in the state, famed for its beautiful scenery and unique historic architecture. It’s regularly rated among the most liveable towns in the region.
Beaufort Area self-catering accommodation is favoured by holidaymakers in search of a picturesque spot to enjoy a beach vacation, with all kinds of outdoor recreation available both on water and land close by. There’s a busy calendar of festivities and events here, especially in the summer months. Highlights at this time of year include the two week-long Water Festival in July, and the Shrimp Festival, which commemorates this important local industry in the first week of October.
There’s also a thriving arts scene around vacation accommodation in Beaufort Area, with numerous galleries, theatres and museums to seek out. For such a small city there’s an impressive 20 different independent galleries here, while the local arts council promotes numerous theatre productions throughout the year.
There are some fantastic beaches easily reached from Beaufort Area vacation rentals. An excellent choice would be Hunting Island Beach, known for its immaculate white sand, which sits just 15 minutes from the city. Its part of a state park, and is also home to the Hunting Island Historic Lighthouse, which is the only lighthouse in South Carolina to offer a viewing platform with public access. From here you can enjoy fantastic panoramas of the coast. The city is also a great base for water sports like kayaking, thanks to the abundance of sheltered water around.
The city of Charleston is little more than an hour from holiday villas in Beaufort Area. It’s the state’s oldest city, and although it has a tumultuous history, all of its important historic architecture has been preserved. Among the most interesting sights are the Market, the French Quarter, Fort Sumter, a Civil War fortress and the Battery, with its White Point Gardens.
On holiday at a Beaufort Area self-catering vacation rentals you’ll encounter a sub-tropical climate, which results in long, warm summers and mild weather in winter. There’s beach weather here from around mid-April to mid-October, and summer highs consistently get above 30 degrees in June, July and August.
Flying from the UK, probably the simplest way to get to Beaufort Area vacation accommodation would be to go from London Heathrow (LHR) to Atlanta (ATL) with British Airways, and then catch a connecting flight with Delta on to Charleston international (CHS), just over an hour northeast of your holiday destination.