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Beaufort (North Carolina)

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==Get in==
As with practically every other town in the area, you'll reach Beaufort via US-70, which runs through the middle of the town before turning north toward [[Atlantic (North Carolina)|Atlantic]].
==Get around==
*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.
*The '''North Carolina Maritime Museum''', 315 Front Street, +1-252-728-7317, []. Open M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM; closed around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Features exhibits From towering pirate ships to modest hand-built skiffs, the NC Maritime Museum on Beaufort’s Front Street is the area's place to find a glimpse of North Carolina’s boating history. The Crystal Coast was built around its maritime history, artefacts recovered from heritage and 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, NC Maritime Museum serves as a model-ship-making shop, vessel for passing that information and much moretradition from generation to generation. [http://www. Boatbuilding classes are offered throughout the yearnccoast. Freecom/attractions/museums/nc-maritime-museum-in-beaufort/article_987ff7be-6b7a-11e0-8565-001cc4c03286.html]
*'''Fly fishing''' is becoming a favorite local sport.
*<do name="Carolina Coastal Maritime Adventures" alt="" address="501 Marine Dr." directions="" phone="252-665-2473" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Individualized interactive private adventure tours by boat of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the Carteret County NC Crystal Coast, the Rachael Carson Nature Reserve and local Beaufort and Morehead City waterfronts. Including Shackleford Banks horse observation, dolphin watching, shelling, swimming, scuba diving, picnic and sunset dinner cruises. Two hour, half-day and full-day tours. Lunch and dinner cruises. </do>
*'''Blackbeard's Grill and Grog''', 1644 Live Oak St, +1-252-728-3335, []. 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.
*'''Aqua''', 114 Middle Lane, +1-252-728-7777, []. 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".)
*'''Front Street Grill at Stillwater''', 300 Front Street, +1-252-728-4956, []. 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.)
*'''Net House Restaurant''', 133 Turner Street, +1-252-728-2002. Hours vary by season. Arguably the best seafood restaurant in Beaufort, offering it steamed, broiled and lightly fried. Try the Down East clam chowder and their famous Key lime pie. $11.50 - $17.50.
*'''The Sandbar Restaurant and Tiki Bar''', 232 W Beaufort Road, +1-252-504-7263, restaurant and tiki bar. 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.  
Further afield, there are some interesting destinations for daytrips:
* '''[[Havelock (North Carolina)|Havelock]]''', about 30 minutes north on US-70.
* '''[[New Bern]]''', about 1 hour north on US-70.
* '''[[Jacksonville (North Carolina)|Jacksonville]]''', about 1 hour west on US-24.
* '''[[Bath (North Carolina)|Bath]]''', about 3 hours north.
* '''[[Ocracoke|Ocracoke Island]]''', about 3 hours east.
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