“America’s 100 Best Places to Live”
by Ideal Living
Historic Beaufort, NC is more than just a small coastal town, it’s steeped in a distinct history. First established in 1709, it’s the third oldest town in North Carolina and was a port town visited by patriots, merchants, and craftsmen. Rumor has it that Blackbeard himself might have even found a home in Beaufort.
Today, Beaufort possesses an old-world southern charm steeped in maritime history and the adventure brought by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. With world-class fishing, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is famous for its local seafood. You’ll find yourself at the center of it all. The coastal charm. The compelling culture. The stunning natural areas. The friendliest people and more.
Boats dot the waterfront, from private yachts and massive sailboats to trawlers bringing locally owned restaurants “fresh from the docks” sea fare. It’s no wonder this charming North Carolina coastal town inspired Nicholas Sparks to set two of his novels, “A Walk to Remember” and “The Choice.”
In Beaufort, you’ll find whimsical shops, casual to world-class dining, historic sites, museums, festivals, fun events and lots of adventures on land and sea.