Beaufort MCAS - On and Off Base Information

Beaufort MCAS Housing Information

Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Housing and Information:

Location: 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. Contact the Information and Referral Program at 843-228-7351.

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 13,445

Child Care: The MCAS Beaufort's Child Development Center (CDC) programs include: hourly care for 6 weeks of age to five years (up to 25 hours per week), part-day preschool for three & four year olds, full day care for six weeks to five years old. The Family Child Care Program (FCC) provides home-based care for children ages six weeks to twelve years of age. Family Child Care number is 843-228-7279. All of MCAS's programs for Children, Youth, & Teens (CYT) are inclusive; children with special needs are welcome. Call Child Care Resource and Referral, 843-228-7279.

Schools: The Laurel Bay Schools are part of the larger consolidated school district SC/Ft. Stewart DoD DDESS. The two schools are attended by dependent children in grades PK-6 who reside on federal property in the vicinities of Beaufort.

Older students and those residing in the community attend schools in the Beaufort County School District. Call School Liaison Office, 843-228-6128.

Youth Services: There are 2 Youth Centers available for use by personnel stationed at MCAS Beaufort:

Marine and Family Services: Marine and Family Services, 843-228-7352/ (DSN) 312-335-7352.

 Tri-Command Military Housing, LLC, a private partnership between Actus Lend Lease and the DoN, is responsible for housing at MCAS Beaufort and the Laurel Bay housing area. 

Base Location

Post Office Box 55001
Beaufort, SC 29904

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