Most of the now classic movie was filmed in and around this stunning southern town. Beaufort is a charming small town in South Carolina, located on a Port Royal Island. The town is not only stunning and full of beautiful mansions from the Antebellum era, but boasts an incredible food scene as well. Take a Forrest Gump film tour and enjoy the best that Beaufort, SC has to offer.
On top of historical, food and nature highlights, Beaufort is a must stop for every Forrest Gump fan to see many of the film’s locations.
The Forrest Gump film tour
This is a short version of The Forrest Gump movie tour. These are the most interesting and iconic locations around Beaufort, SC. Forrest Gump film tour & The Best of Beaufort SC
When Forrest goes on his cross-country run, the Woods Memorial Bridge, in downtown Beaufort and the Chowan Creek Bridge between Lady’s Island and St. Helena Island both appear in the scenes.
Ocean Creek Golf Course on Fripp Island and Hunting Island State Park served as a backdrop for some of the Vietnam war scenes. Others were shot around the area on Hunting Island State Park near the marsh-walk.
The majestic oak alley featured in the movie is located at the entrance to the Carolina Shores subdivision, near the end of Carolina Avenue.
The Stoney Creek Independent Presbyterian Church in McPhersonville was used as the church in the film. Forrest Gump film tour & The Best of Beaufort SC
Where to Eat
Not one of the best, but THE BEST barbeque I have ever eaten, hands down. No matter what you order here, you will have a true religious food experience. The ribs, the pulled pork, the chicken – it’s beyond delicious. My favorite was also their mac and cheese, which is rich and thick and creamy. Wash it all down with their homemade ice-tea!
Located in downtown Beaufort, don’t miss this charming chocolate store. Candies, cookies, sweet treats and truffles galore awaits you here. We tried their truffles and to be honest, they were a bit of a hit and miss, and not as good as See’s Candies. The store and the ladies working there were really lovely, though.