Beaufort Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Beaufort; our list of the best things to see, including Handscapes Gallery, Lookout Cruises and Outer Banks Ferry Service.
  • The best place in Beaufort: Handscapes Gallery

    Handscapes Gallery

    410 Front Street
    Handcrafted pottery, jewellery and glasswork, with an emphasis on North Carolina artists.
  • Lookout Cruises

    Lookout Cruises

    Front Street on the waterfront
    Daily sailing excursions on a 45-foot catamaran; offering a Cape Lookout cruise, dolphin watch, sunset cruise and moonlight cruise. Private charters available.
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  • Outer Banks Ferry Service

    Outer Banks Ferry Service

    Passenger ferries to Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks, Sand Dollar Island, Carrot Island and custom scenic, nature, fishing trips available also. From $8 for adults, $4 for children.
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  • Front Street Grill at Stillwater

    Front Street Grill at Stillwater

    300 Front Street
    A waterfront restaurant with excellent views of Taylor's Creek and Carrot Island. Raw and baked oysters, gourmet appetizers and salads, and entrees with an emphasis on seafood. (Entrees range from $9.95 - $30.95.)
  • The Bag Lady

    413 Front Street
    "Fun and funky" handbags in all sorts of unique designs; also check out the "Sun Tote", which doubles as a towel and a bag.
  • Mystery Tours, Incorporated

    410 Front Street
    Three tour boats offering fishing trips, dolphin watching (including a brunch trip), sightseeing cruises, lighthouse cruises, shrimp buffet cruises, pig-pickin' cruses, dinner cruises, sunset cruises, nightclub cruises, island excursions, high-speed thrill rides and special charters. $9 - $40.
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  • A little Antique Shop

    121 Turner Street
    Nice collection of antiques, uniques, curiosities and collectables. Nice American antique furniture and vintage jewelry. Nationally certified appraiser available for consult.
  • Island Ferry Adventures

    610 Front Street
    Ferries run from 9AM daily from mid-March to November, weather permitting. Passenger ferries to Shackleford Banks, Sand Dollar Island, Carrot Island and the Bird Shoals, as well as a dolphin watch and a scenic nature cruise. $8 - $14 round-trip per adult.
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  • Shackleford Ponies

    the descendants of horses that reportedly swam ashore from a sinking Spanish ship in the 16th century
    Today, the horses are endangered, but can be seen on cruises to the island for around $22 (adults).
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  • The General Store

    575 Front Street
    Open 6 days a week. Ice cream, fudge and souvenirs.
  • Queen Anne's Revenge [2]

    the pirate ship belonging to Blackbeard
    It's still underwater, but retrieval and restoration processes are underway. Until it rises above the waves, there are various Blackbeard-related activities around town, including a walking tour around town and a display highlighting his ship in the Maritime Museum.
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  • Beaufort Music Festival

    Free admission. Comes to town for one weekend in April/May, featuring musical groups on several performance stages in town.
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  • Discovery Diving Company

    414 Orange Street
    The shipwrecks in this area make Beaufort an appealing spot for scuba diving; charter trips are available for $60 - $110 plus equipment rental, and the company also offers classes in various types of diving (including nighttime and cavern diving), emergency rescue and underwater photography.
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  • North Carolina Maritime Museum

    315 Front Street
    Open M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM; closed around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Features exhibits on the area's maritime history, artefacts recovered from the wreck of Blackbearks Queen Anne's Revenge, local fossils, various types of watercraft, commercial fishing, waterfowl hunting and decoys, coastal marine life including venomous snakes, a model-ship-making shop, and much more. Boatbuilding classes are offered throughout the year. Free.
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  • The Sandbar Restaurant and Tiki Bar

    232 W Beaufort Road
    Open daily for lunch and dinner; closed Sundays during the off season. Great views enable diners to watch the fishing boats and spectacular sunsets in the Caribbean-style outdoor bar. Live bands perform on weekends.
  • Clawson's 1905 Restaurant

    425 Front Street
    Open for lunch and dinner M-Sa. Formerly a general store at the turn of the 20th century, now an award-winning restaurant famous for their mud pie. Offers seafood, steaks, pasta and "dirigibles" - large potatoes stuffed with vegetables, cheese, and meat or seafood.
  • Aqua

    114 Middle Lane
    Open for lunch Tu-F 11:30AM-2PM; and dinner Tu-Sa from 5:30PM. Fresh seasonal food inspired by Spanish tapas. ($4 - $12 per "little bite".)
  • Blackbeard's Grill and Grog

    1644 Live Oak St
    Open for lunch and dinner M-Sa from 11am-10pm with a late night menu on Friday and Saturday from 10pm-2am. Free Delivery. Delicious daily specials. Offers only local seafood, fresh cut steaks, and sushi. Family friendly atmosphere. Unique Grog cocktails. Exciting nightlife every weekend.
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