Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is located in the southeast corner of South Carolina's low-country, within Beaufort County. MCAS Beaufort is situated 65 miles south of Charleston and 50 miles north of Savannah, Georgia. The base covers 6,900 acres, of which 5,800 are located east of Highway 21 and include operational facilities. The remaining acres contain the Laurel Bay military family housing area four miles west of the Air Station main gate. Another 5,200 acres at the Townsend Bombing Range in McIntosh County, GA also belong to MCAS Beaufort. Welcome Aboard video website.
BRAC Status: MCAS Beaufort is scheduled to gain 12 personnel
Cost of Living: The cost of living in Beaufort is less than average for the US, but housing costs may be high for junior enlisted families.
Base Operator: 843-228-7100.
Area Population: Beaufort 12,361