Beaufort Named #5 Most Popular Place to Retire
Market Watch magazine has named Beaufort #5 in its recent "Top 10 Places to Retire" article. Here is just a little of what they had to say about our sweet town...
"The Old South lives on in the quaint seaside charm of Beaufort (pronounced b’yoofurt). Known as the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”, this popular retirement community of 11,000 was discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. It lies in the Sea Islands or “Low Country” area of South Carolina, just north of Hilton Head. 304 acres of the town have been designated as a National Historic Landmark. That history is reflected in the horse-drawn carriages that roll along streets in the town’s charming historic district that are overhung with Spanish moss. The area offers a laid back atmosphere that most people find very relaxing. Savannah is 39 miles away."
Shrimping Season Officially Underway!
Hopes are high for a bountiful season of our favorite local delicacy. An average of 3 million pounds of fresh, delicious shrimp are pulled from our waters annually, providing income for our friends "in the river" and the main ingredient to a million (yes, a million, just ask Bubba Gump) dishes we can't wait to eat!
Click here for one of our favorites from Sea Eagle Market.