Beaufort, North Carolina, USA

Beaufort is a town in Carteret County on the Crystal Coast, North Carolina, United States. It is located in the Inner Banks region of North Carolina on the Newport River. Beaufort's two main claims to fame are its intact historical homes and its connection with the dreaded pirate Blackbeard.

Beaufort offers many historical attractions including the Beaufort Historic Site, Josidah Bell House, the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Old Burying Ground. The Beaufort waterfront was revitalized in the 1970s, and now boasts a wooden boardwalk by the water's edge, and lots of gift shops and restaurants. Across the waterfront, you can often see wild ponies roaming Carrot Island.

Things to See & Do

* Maritime Museum
* Historic homes
* Beaufort Waterfront
* Old Burying Ground
* Queen Anne’s Revenge – pirate ship

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 7.1 km²
Population – 4120 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – The port is located in Beaufort’s historic downtown district.

Transport Links – Beaufort is serviced by the Michael J Smith airport.

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