Beaufort was founded in 1711 by the English and the second oldest city in South Carolina. Beaufort is renowned for its southern charm, military presence (Parris Island), antebellum homes, art galleries, and beautiful coast-line.
While walking, I observed so many things including beautiful gardens in bloom at this time of year! I observed Magnolia trees, lemon and orange trees, Tea Olive Trees, roses, Camellia and too many to mention. Also observed English type gardens dotted with miniature Boxwoods, fountains and numerous wrought iron fencing and gates. While turning the corner, I also noticed the daily tours via horse-drawn carriage along with a tour guide.
The homes are just magnificent with the southern charm along with rockers and wicker furniture on their porches and hanging flowers. The ceilings of many of the homes porches are painted a light blue referring to the color of the sky or to ward off bugs.
There is so much to do in Beaufort as the activities are endless. Just to name a few, boating, fishing, jogging, running, and golfing.
Did you know that Beaufort is the setting for many movies? Remember when Forest Gump was running on the bridge over the Mississippi River--- well the bridge is actually located near Beaufort on St. Helena Island (the sign (Mississippi River) from the movie was left behind after the movie, and some tourists actually believed it was the Mississippi River). Other movies that were filmed in Beaufort include: Prince Of Tides, Big Chill and G.I. Jane.
I could write more and share so much more with you, however, I will follow up with part two of the tour at a later date. Hope you enjoyed the tour!
|Beaufort Inn (restaurant and lodging)|
|42 pirates were hung from the tree|
|Love the ivy, brick sidewalk and wrought iron gate|
|Nick Nolte reportedly rented this house during filming of "Prince of Tides".|