Scenic Beaufort, SC, provides you with a look at charming Southern culture with our laid back lifestyle, picturesque views, and breathtaking landscapes. Tucked away amidst the magnolia trees and the Antebellum homes, you’ll find the stunning Beaufort, SC. It’s no wonder our coastal community has been selected by directors and producers as the scenic backdrop for a range of films from the 20th century, including The Great Santini and Forrest Gump. There have been many movies filmed in Beaufort, SC, and we urge you to discover the set locations during your trip to the South Carolina Lowcountry!
No matter what time of year you visit us, request 24-hour access to our free Online Vacation Guide! You’ll have the directions to the iconic destinations featured in the movies filmed in Beaufort, SC, including Lady’s Island, Fripp Island, and the Beaufort River. You’ll also have route guidance to locally owned and operated restaurants, nature preserves, and world-class golf courses. Our carefully curated guide also features a sample of the beautiful rooms and suites at the Cuthbert House Inn!
The List of Movies Filmed in Beaufort, SC
Calling all film buffs! Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters as you explore where these star-studded movies scenes in Beaufort, SC, were filmed. Have you seen any of these movies filmed in our coastal community?
- The Great Santini
- The Big Chill
- The Prince of Tides
- Forrest Gump
- Daughters of the Dust
- A Perfect World
- The War
- The Jungle Book
- Something to Talk About
- White Squall
- Last Dance
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
- Gone Fishin’
- G.I. Jane
- Forces of Nature
- Rules of Engagement
- Legend of Bagger Vance
Go Behind the Scenes of These Movies Set in South Carolina
One of our favorite ways to go behind the scenes of movies set in South Carolina is to take Beaufort Movie Tour. Bring your camera to photograph where your favorite movies filmed in Beaufort, SC, were shot. You’ll see the locations of many cinematic masterpieces, including the Antebellum home in The Great Santini and The Big Chill and the “Vietnam War” scenes on Hunting Island in both Forrest Gump and Rules of Engagement. Even the famous oak where Jenny and Forrest spend time together in Forrest Gump is here in Beaufort!
If you wish, create your own self-guided journey through the peaceful streets of downtown on one of our complimentary bikes. Simply ask us for a bicycle and enjoy the leisurely lifestyle of our seaside paradise while you ride to these iconic places. You don’t want to miss your exclusive behind-the-scenes journey!
The Event for Film Lovers
Typically held in late February, the Beaufort Film Society presents the Beaufort International Film Festival. This five-day movie enthusiast’s showcase features works by up-and-coming directors and screenwriters. The Opening Night Reception is a great time to meet the talented minds behind each film. On the last night, get red-carpet ready for the black-tie awards presentation! In addition, you’ll have the unique opportunity to join the filmmakers for the exclusive Cheese & Wine Reception at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts.
If you wish to enjoy over 20 films, inquire about our Film Festival Package. This seasonal offer includes your weekend accommodations and an all-event pass to the screenings, receptions, and award ceremony. Since we are located around the corner from this cinematic showcase, many of the directors, screenwriters, and even the actors have stayed with us. As you walk around The Cuthbert House, you may even have the opportunity to speak with these independent filmmakers on the veranda or enjoy breakfast with them.
Book Your Stay at The Cuthbert House Inn
Once you’ve discovered why Hollywood has chosen to film movies in Beaufort, SC, you’ll need a relaxing place to unwind and review your photos from your tour. In the heart of downtown Beaufort, embrace in the Southern hospitality and charming allure of The Cuthbert House Inn. Our bayfront bed and breakfast offers a collection of beautifully appointed accommodations, and we invite you to reserve the ideal one for your trip.Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or wish to create a romantic getaway, browse our collection of honeymoon suites.
As you search, consider booking our Ballroom. This second-floor retreat features a comfortable king bed, a luxurious bathroom, and restored antiques. From the moment you step into this elegant room, you’ll be delighted by the abundance of natural light soaking this guest room in a bright exposure. You can also step out on the portico for sweeping views of the Beaufort River with outlines of moored sailboats across the horizon. WIth luxury and famous places awaiting your arrival, why wait any longer to plan your romantic getaway? We can’t wait to host you at The Cuthbert House Inn this year!