Beaufort, SC Accolades

We love Beaufort, SC, and our Lowcountry Sea Islands and it seems the rest of the world does too! Beaufort has gotten a lot of love over the past few years not just from locals and visitors but from the rest of the country as well. View a complete list of city accolades and awards below.

2018 Accolades

50 Secret Places to Visit Now Coastal Living
50 Beautiful Small Towns in America US News & World Report
5 Surprise Romantic Getaways in the US CBS News
 2018 Prettiest Towns in the South  Southern Living
 One of 8 Small Southern Towns to Visit in 2018  US News & World Report


2017 Accolades

South’s Best Small Town Southern Living
Top Drive-In Theaters in the US Travel Channel
Craven Street Named South’s Most Charming Street Southern Living
One of the Best Small Towns in America
One of the Cutest Small Towns in America Jetsetter
Most Charming Southern Vacations You Need to Experience TripAdvisor
Charming Small Town in SC U.S. News and World Report
15 Amazing Places in the U.S. You Should Go For A Warm Christmas
Southern Towns With Real Character USA Today
TCL Named Best Community College in SC
USCB Ranked 5th In Nation for Growth Chronicle for Higher Education
Healthiest County in SC
Most Adorable Town in SC MSN Lifestyle

2016 Accolades

52 Places to go in the US New York Times
2016 Best Public Schools in SC (Riverview)
9 Best Places to Retire in America Business Advice Source
50 Best Small Towns in America Newsmax
Fripp Island – Best Beach Community of the Year Real Estate Score Card
Beaufort: One of South Carolina’s Most Charming Towns Vogue
50 States, 50 Scenic Views USA Today
Hunting Island #2 Best East Coast Beach USA Today
30 Most Beautiful Towns in America Expedia – Viewfinder
17 Perfect South Carolina Towns The Belong on a Post Card Only in Your State
The 14 Cutest Small Towns in the South MSN
5 Southern Coastal Towns to Explore this Summer Shermans Travel

2015 Accolades

The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America Good Housekeeping
The 50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever College Ranker
Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. = Hunting Island TripAdvisor’s 2015 List
Beaufort County residents are healthier, live longer and lead higher-quality lives than residents in any other part of the state 2015 County Health Rankings
Water Festival makes Top 20 events in the Southeast Southeastern Tourism Society
10Best: Small towns with big adventures USA Today
The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Small Towns in America

2014 Accolades

Small Towns We Love Southern Living
Best Small Towns in the U.S. Smithsonian Magazine
Ranked #1 for healthiest county in South Carolina 2014 County Health Rankings
Hunting Island #7 Top 25 U.S. Beaches TripAdvisor
The Beaufort Inn = “Top 25 Hotels in the U.S.” TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
City Loft = “Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S.” TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
30 Great Places for Business Travelers USA Today

2013 Accolades

Happiest Seaside Town Coastal Living Magazine
#3 on Top 20 Most Preferred S.C. Destination Towns Carolina Living
Hunting Island Beach “Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. TripAdvisor