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Beaufort is a small, coastal town that sits on the banks of the Newport River along the Atlantic seacoast. Located along North Carolina's gorgeous "Crystal Coast," the historic village of Beaufort is near the Outer Banks and the popular vacation destinations of Nags Head and Atlantic Beach. Beaufort has the distinction of being the third oldest town in North Carolina, founded in 1709. The town's Historic District was officially entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and one of its most interesting landmarks is the town's Old Burying Ground. Shaded by grand old oaks, it is one of the most picturesque cemeteries in the state. The town also made national headlines in 1997 when news of the wreckage of what is presumed to be Blackbeard's flagship, "Queen Anne's Revenge," was discovered in twenty feet of water - 2 miles from Beaufort Inlet. Beaufort is a friendly, relaxing town, where a great pastime is strolling on the downtown docks to watch the boats on their way up and down the Intracoastal Waterway. All sorts of outdoor activities are available in the area, such as swimming, shelling, boating, kayaking, hiking, biking and more. Nearby attractions include Fort Macon State Park, The North Carolina Maritime Museum, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Beaufort holds a number of special events throughout the year, as well, including the Beaufort Music Festival in April and the Historic Tour of Homes in July.

Surrounding areas: Morehead City, North Carolina (3.5 mi), Atlantic Beach, North Carolina (4.5 mi), Harkers Island, North Carolina (6.1 mi), Crystal Coast, North Carolina (7.5 mi), Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina (7.7 mi), Indian Beach, North Carolina (13.0 mi), Emerald Isle, North Carolina (16.5 mi)

Beaufort Vacation Rentals

Beaufort Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Beaufort Inn101 Ann StBeaufort, NC (252) 728-2600
"Triple ""S"" Motel"502 Henderson BlvdAtlantic Beach, NC3.0 mi.(919) 726-8156
Amerisuites118 Salter Path RdMorehead City, NC3.5 mi.(252) 247-5118
Holiday Inn Express & Suites5063 Executive DrMorehead City, NC3.5 mi.(252) 247-5001
Best Western Buccaneer Inn2806 Arendell StMorehead City, NC4.4 mi.(252) 726-3115
Days Inn602 W FT Macon RdAtlantic Beach, NC4.5 mi.(919) 247-6400
Fishermans Inn110 Morehego AveAtlantic Beach, NC4.5 mi.(919) 726-2273
Hollowells Motel114 E FT Macon RdAtlantic Beach, NC4.5 mi.(919) 726-5227
Iron SteamerAtlantic Beach, NC4.5 mi.(919) 247-4221
Peppertree Atlantic Beach715 West Ft Macon RdAtlantic Beach, NC4.5 mi.(252) 247-5841
Comfort Inn3100 Arendell StMorehead City, NC4.6 mi.(252) 247-3434
Econo Lodge Crystal Coast3410 Bridges StMorehead City, NC5.0 mi.(252) 247-2940
Sheraton Atlantic Beach2717 W Fort Macon RdAtlantic Beach, NC5.8 mi.(252) 240-1155
Hampton Inn4035 Arendell StMorehead City, NC5.9 mi.(252) 240-2300
Amerisuites Atlantic Beach118 Salter Path RdPine Knoll Shores, NC7.1 mi.(252) 247-5118
Atlantis Lodge Inc123 Salter Path RdPine Knoll Shores, NC7.1 mi.(919) 726-5168
Islander Motor InnEmerald Isle, NC16.5 mi.(919) 354-3464
Days Inn1220 E Main StHavelock, NC16.5 mi.(252) 447-1122
Comfort Inn1013 E Main StHavelock, NC16.6 mi.(252) 444-8444
Hampton Inn Havelock105 Tourist Center DrHavelock, NC17.5 mi.(252) 447-9400
Holiday Inn Havelock400 Hwy 70 WHavelock, NC17.5 mi.(252) 444-1111
Tar Heel Inn205 Church StOriental, NC21.5 mi.(252) 249-1078
Best Western Silver Creek Inn801 Cedar Pt BlvdSwansboro, NC25.9 mi.(252) 393-9015

Beaufort Weather & Climate

Latitude accounts for some climatic variations in the state of North Carolina, as do soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. The Gulf Stream has some direct effect on temperatures, as well, especially on the immediate coast. Coastal fronts are common during the winter months, and can push inland, bringing warmer than expected temperatures to the coastal areas. However, at times the cold Labrador Current passes between the Gulf Stream and the North Carolina coast, offsetting most of the general warming effect the Gulf Stream might otherwise have on coastal temperatures. The meeting of the two opposing currents sometimes provides a breeding ground for rough weather. Summer air temperatures along the immediate coastline are lower than those even a few miles inland. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to North Carolina to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 57°F 35°F 5.38 in. 49°F
February 59°F 36°F 4.03 in. 46°F
March 65°F 43°F 4.27 in. 52°F
April 72°F 50°F 2.94 in. 59°F
May 78°F 59°F 4.66 in. 68°F
June 84°F 67°F 4.04 in. 73°F
July 88°F 72°F 5.94 in. 77°F
August 88°F 71°F 7.55 in. 80°F
September 84°F 66°F 6.47 in. 77°F
October 76°F 55°F 4.36 in. 70°F
November 68°F 46°F 4.07 in. 58°F
December 60°F 38°F 4.54 in. 55°F

Beaufort Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Craven County Regional airport (EWN) located about 32 miles northwest of Beaufort in New Bern, North Carolina, the Albert J Ellis airport (OAJ) located approximately 54 miles west of Beaufort in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Kinston Regional Jetport At Stallings Field (ISO) located roughly 68 miles northwest of Beaufort in Kinston, North Carolina, and finally the Pitt Greenville airport (PGV) located around 75 miles northwest of Beaufort in Greenville, North Carolina.

Beaufort Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Jubilee ParkCarolina BeachNC84.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Bogue Banks Country ClubPine Knoll ShoresNC8.5 mi.
Links Golf ClubHavelockNC17.0 mi.
Star Hill Golf & Country ClubCape CarteretNC22.6 mi.
Minnesott Golf & Country ClubArapahoeNC22.7 mi.
Silver Creek Golf ClubSwansboroNC25.5 mi.
State Parks
Fort Macon State ParkNC2.1 mi. 
Hammocks Beach State ParkNC27.7 mi. 
North Carolina Maritime MuseumBeaufortNC(History)
Aurora Fossil MusuemAuroraNC41.2 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC4.5 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherKure BeachNC86.7 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC99.3 mi.

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