Getting Here

After most folks discover Beaufort, the quaint little town becomes their favorite vacation destination, and often, their second home. There are a handful of ways to reach us, making it easy to become your favorite spot to escape. You can make us the destination of a road trip, arrive by boat via the Intracoastal Waterway, fly into one of the regional airports or by bus through Amtrak … and we even have cyclists on month-long trips make us a stop.

By Car

Highway 70 and Highway 101 will bring you into our coastal haven. For more specific directions, click this Google Maps link and input your location.
Beaufort Waterfront

By Boat

If wherever the wind takes you is Beaufort, you’re in luck because we have plenty of places for you to dock. If you need a boat, we can help you there, too. Below are a list of links with marina, dock and boat sales information.

Marinas and Docks

Town Creek Marina
Radio Island Marina
Front Street Village
Olde Towne Yacht Club
Beaufort Docks

By Plane

There are a handful of airports that can bring you close to the Crystal Coast.

RDU / Raleigh-Durham International Airport

2400 John Brantley Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560

Distance: 168 miles

EWN / Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

200 Terminal Dr
New Bern, NC 28562

Distance: 51 miles

OAJ / Albert J. Ellis Airport (Jacksonville, NC)

264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd
Richlands, North Carolina 28574

Distance: 61 miles

MRH / Michael J. Smith Airfield

150 Airport Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516

Distance: 2.3 miles

Mileage to Beaufort, NC

From Crystal Coast Towns

Atlantic Beach / 7 miles / 15 minutes
Cedar Island / 38 miles / 46 minutes
Emerald Isle / 18 miles / 30 minutes
Harkers Island / 17 miles / 24 minutes
Morehead City / 5 miles / 10 minutes
Pine Knoll Shores / 18 miles / 20 minutes
Swansboro / 28 miles / 39 minutes

From North Carolina Cities

Greensboro / 244 miles  / 3 hours, 43 minutes
Greenville / 84 miles/ 1 hour, 43 minutes
Jacksonville/ 47 miles / 1 hours
Wilmington/ 105 miles/ 2 hours
Raleigh / 155 miles/ 2 hours, 40 minutes
Winston-Salem/ 258 miles / 4 hours

Boat Sales

Beaufort Yacht Sales
Jarrett Bay Custom Sport Fishing Yachts
Parker Boats


Bock Marine
Jarrett Bay
Moores Marine Inc.


Barbour’s Marine Supply
410 Hedrick Street, (252) 728-2136

Bulls Prop Shop
404 Orange Street, (252) 728-2740

421½ Front Street, (252) 728-7384

Beaufort Waterfront