Beaufort Featured as Best Fall Getaway
Most people think of the coast as a summertime getaway, but you may be surprised to learn that Fall is an excellent time to visit the coast, particularly Beaufort. In fact, Fodor’s recently ranked it as one of the 20 Best Seaside Cities in the U.S. for Fall Getaways! Beaufort is a fantastic coastal retreat year round, which is why more people are purchasing homes in Beaufort NC, so they can enjoy everything on offer throughout the year. Our Peninsula community, with lots available for you to build your dream home, will only add to the appeal of living in Beaufort full time.
Fodor’s, a well-known travel publication, includes Beaufort with a variety of cities, some well-known and others less known, but all are beautiful. They describe Beaufort as “a charming coastal seaside escape” and “steeped in rich heritage seamlessly blending new trends with old tradition.” That’s certain what Beau Coast tries to offer its residents, especially with the Peninsula community with its water access and the freedom to build a stunning home that can call upon the distinctive style and heritage of the town, while offering the comfort and convenience of modern construction.
As you may not be spending as much time on the beach during the fall, they point out the charm of the downtown area, with plenty of eclectic shops where you can find unique and quality-made items, whether as gifts or as decorations for your new home. There’s also no shortage of excellent cuisine, both casual and fine dining. While you’ll find plenty of world-class seafood, thanks to the harbor where “fresh from the dock” seafood makes its way to the 20-plus locally owned restaurants in town, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy, no matter your tastes. It’s easy to spend a day enjoying downtown Beaufort.
Speaking of fresh from the dock, visitors and locals alike enjoy a stroll along the harbor where you’ll still find boats dotting the waterfront. It’s not just fishing boats, though. You’ll find sailboats of all sizes, private yachts, and even a pirate ship, which offers a variety of cruises, tours, and adventures. Many locals like to bundle up and still head out onto the water during fall, enjoying the different atmosphere to the busy, warm summer days.
Beaufort is particularly known for its wild horses on nearby Carrot Island. The horses are often seen during the fall period. Back on the mainland, the two-acre Beaufort Historic Site is both educational and fun. With ten historic homes and authentically restored buildings, not to mention the Old Burying Ground tours, there’s plenty to see and do. From apothecary shops to the Old Jail, there’s a fascinating range of buildings and establishments to explore. You’ll also find seasonal events throughout the year in Beaufort and nearby areas, including the upcoming Swansboro Christmas Flotilla and the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting.
These are just some of the highlights mentioned by Fodor’s. Residents will tell you even more and you’ll soon be spending as much time in Beaufort during the fall and winter as you do during the summer. That’s a great reason to take advantage of the lots at the Beau Coast Peninsula, many of which offer water access and the chance to build your dream coastal home. Whether you live there full time or visit frequently as a second home, having one of these homes in Beaufort NC makes it even easier to enjoy all that Beau Coast, Beaufort, and the Crystal Coast have to offer all year long. Contact us today to learn more about setting down roots in this beautiful historic coastal dream location.