Getting Here

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Beaufort is located on the Crystal Coast, an 85-mile stretch of coastline in North Carolina. The region extends from the Cape Lookout National Seashore, which includes 56 miles of protected beaches, westward to the New River. It is also known as the Southern Outer Banks (SOBX) and is a popular area with tourists and second-home owners in the summer.

Directions to get to Beaufort Hotel


Directions By Land

From Emerald Isle / Atlantic Beach or Morehead City areas

  • Drive Highway 58 South/Salter Path Road to the Atlantic Beach Causeway.
  • Turn left and continue across the Atlantic Beach Bridge.
  • At the stoplight, turn right onto US-70 East / Arendell Street; continue following US-70 East.
  • Bear right onto Route 70. Take a left onto Lennoxville Road.
  • Continue down Lennoxville Road, past the Boathouse at Front Street Village.
  • The hotel is on your right.

From Cedar Island / Downeast

  • Head South on NC 12 / Cedar Island Road.
  • Continue straight onto US 70 West.
  • Follow US 70 West for about 25 miles.
  • Bear right onto Route 70. Take a left onto Lennoxville Road.
  • Continue down Lennoxville Road, past the Boathouse at Front Street Village.
  • The hotel is on your right.

From Ocracoke

  • Take the Cedar Island – Ocracoke ferry to Cedar Island.
  • Follow directions above from Cedar Island / Downeast.

Directions By Air

The Crystal Coast is served by four airports within an easy drive:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

2400 John Brantley Boulevard Morrisville, NC 27560


Raleigh, NC

168 miles

Albert J. Ellis Airport

264 Albert Ellis Airport Road Richlands, North Carolina 28574


Jacksonville, NC

61 miles

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

200 Terminal Drive New Bern, NC 28562


New Bern, NC

39 miles

Michael J. Smith Air Field

150 Airport Road
Beaufort, NC 28516


Beaufort, NC

3 miles


Directions By Water

Intracoastal Waterway

Easy access to the Beaufort Hotel from the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean creates the ultimate outdoor playground. Launch your boat or kayak and spend the sunshine exploring the natural beauty of barrier islands or ferry over to the Cape Lookout seashore and soak up the rays under the watchful eye of the Diamond Lady.

Statute Mile: 201

Latitude/Longitude: N 34° 42.568′ / W 076° 37.876′

Location: Northern banks of Taylor Creek, well east of the downtown Beaufort waterfront, and near this stream’s easterly tip.

Depths: 7 ft.


Mileage to Beaufort, North Carolina

From Crystal Coast Towns Miles
Atlantic Beach 6 miles
Cedar Island 38 miles
Emerald Isle 28 miles
Morehead City 4 miles
Pine Knoll Shores 18 miles
Swansboro 29 miles
From North Carolina Cities Miles
Raleigh 150 miles
Winston-Salem 255 miles
Greensboro 244 miles
Greenville 82 miles
Jacksonville 47 miles
Wilmington 105 miles
Car Rentals

Car Rentals

Avis Rent A Car

5380 Highway 70 W, Suite C, Morehead City, NC

Budget Rent A Car

5380 Highway 70 W, Suite C, Morehead City, NC

Enterprise Rent A Car

5273 Highway 70, Morehead City, NC

Taxi & Other Services

Old Town Taxi

316 Marsh Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

Areas serviced: Beaufort, Carteret County, Craven County, and Morehead City.


Uber services are available throughout Eastern North Carolina

Diamond Limousine Service

1508 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Downtown Parking

2020 Downtown Parking

Free Parking:

  • All parking in Downtown Beaufort is FREE, with NO time limits.

Visitor Information

Crystal Coast Visitor’s Center

The Crystal Coast Tourism Authority operates a regional visitor’s center with Information about what to do and where to go during your Crystal Coast vacation or getaway. Crystal Coast Tourism, 3409 Arendell Street, Morehead City. 252-726-8148 or 800-786-6962.

Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor Information Center in Beaufort

Exhibits on island ecology and history; map of the park; informational materials; and park passport stamp. Available Facilities: restrooms, first aid, and ferry ticket booth. Seasonal Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor Information Center, Beaufort Town Hall, 701 Front Street.

Robert W. & Elva Faison Safrit Historical Center

Located at the Beaufort Historic Site, the center welcomes visitors to the historic site with free exhibits and demonstrations. Town of Beaufort information and other attractions. Tours available & tickets: Double decker bus, Old Burying Ground, historic homes, jail and courthouse on site. Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner Street. 252-728-5225.

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