Located on North Carolina's Crystal Coast, Beaufort is a quaint historic fishing town with beaches, golf, fishing, and a host of other activities located nearby. Regardless of whether you're traveling alone, with family, or with a group, you'll sure to delight in all the area has to offer. Below are a few of our favorites, but for a complete listing of local businesses and attractions, be sure to visit the official website for the Crystal Coast. You can also visit the North Carolina's tourism website for great info on the state.
1 Roosevelt Dr. - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore shipwrecks – without getting wet. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic, much as a raindrop makes its way to the ocean.
315 Front Street - Beaufort, NC
From pirates and the Coast Guard to wooden boat building and whaling vessels, the NC Maritime Museum is an ideal activity for adults and children alike. Featuring artifacts from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, sunk only a mile from Beaufort Inlet, the museum is located a short distance from the dive shop.
2300 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC
This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore salt marches and estuaries vital to the coastal ecosystem.The park is also home to a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound.
Accessible by ferry or boat
Outer Banks Ferry (Beaufort): 252-728-4129
Calico Jacks Ferry (Harker's Island): 252-728-3575
Take a boat trip three miles off-shore to the islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, watch wild horses and other wildlife, and see the lighthouse. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch for the day.