Get 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.

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.


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

By Plane

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


Raleigh-Durham International

Distance: 168 miles


Coastal Carolina Regional

Distance: 51 miles


Jacksonville, NC

Distance: 61 miles


Michael J. Smith Field

Distance: 2.3 miles
Airport Info

By Bus, Train, & Taxi

Select Amtrak trains connect with two North Carolina Thruway buses in Wilson: one bus travels to Morehead City, with stops in Greenville, New Bern and Havelock on the northern route; the other bus travels to Wilmington with stops in Goldsboro, Kinston and Jacksonville on the southern route. For more information, visit Amtrak’s website.

Morehead City is just across the bridge from Beaufort. Once your bus stops, you can call one of the many cab companies in the area to help you reach Beaufort (see listings below).

Greyhound Bus goes to New Bern, NC, which is 44 miles from Beaufort by taxi or shuttle (see listings below).