Some of the cities, towns, and places in Beaufort County are Barataria Island, Beaufort, Bluffton, Brighton Beach, Burton, Callawassie Island, Cane Island, Coosaw Island, Dale, Dataw Island, Daufuskie Island, Fripp Island, Frogmore, Grays Hill, Hampton County, Harbor Island, Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island, Hunting Island, Jasper County, Lady's Island, Laurel Bay, Lemon Island, Little Capers Island, Lobeco, Morgan Island, Parris Island, Pocotaligo, Poppy Hill, Port Royal, Port Royal Island, Pritchard Island, Pritchardville, Saint Helena Island, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shell Point, Spring Island, St. Phillips Island, Sun City, Warsaw Island, Yemassee
Beaufort County ( BEW-fərt) is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 census, its population was 187,117. Its county seat is Beaufort.Beaufort County is part of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Beaufort County is one of the South's fastest-growing counties, primarily because of development south of the Broad River clustered along the U.S. Highway 278 corridor. The county's northern portions have also grown steadily, due in part to the strong federal military presence around the city of Beaufort. The county's two portions are connected by the Broad River Bridge, which carries South Carolina Highway 170.
Beaufort County has been identified as the most at-risk county in the United States for combined damage from climate change in the medium term.