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added listing Carolina Coastal Maritime Adventures
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]].
*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, [http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime/]. Open M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM; closed around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
*'''Fly fishing''' is becoming a favorite local sport.
*'''Aqua''', 114 Middle Lane, +1-252-728-7777, [http://www.aquaexperience.com/]. 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, [http://www.frontstreetgrillatstillwater.com/]. 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 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]]''', 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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