Without a paid subscription to Beaufort Gazette, a user will be redirected to the Beaufort news section of IslandPacket.com, which is the Web presence for Beaufort Gazette's sister newspaper, Island Packet. From here, it is possible to read articles across multiple newspaper sections and share them with friends via email or social networks.
As of 2015, Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette are local newspapers owned and operated by the same parent company and serve the Lowcountry area of South Carolina. Beaufort Gazette is published in the mornings, and Island Packet publishes afternoon and evening news seven days a week. Each newspaper offers topics related to news, sports, living, entertainment, business and classifieds. It is possible to read and share articles on any of these subjects from the Island Packet website.
Both Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet offer digital subscriptions that provide access to more videos, photo galleries, apps and databases than normally available via the Island Packet website without a subscription. According to the site terms, digital subscriptions to the Beaufort Gazette or Island Packet include unlimited access to the entire website, as well as access to all smartphone apps, mobile websites and e-editions, with the exception of Kindle, Nook, and Sony e-reader editions.