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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

Land

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.
Air

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
919-840-2123
www.rdu.com

RDU
Raleigh, NC
168 miles

Albert J. Ellis Airport

264 Albert Ellis Airport Road Richlands, North Carolina 28574
910-324-1100
www.flyoaj.com

OAJ
Jacksonville, NC
61 miles

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

200 Terminal Drive New Bern, NC 28562
252-638-8591
www.newbernairport.com

EWN
New Bern, NC
39 miles

Michael J. Smith Air Field

150 Airport Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
252-728-2323
www.crystalcoastaviation.com

KMRH
Beaufort, NC
3 miles
Water

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


Mileage to Beaufort, North Carolina

From Crystal Coast TownsMiles
Atlantic Beach6 miles
Cedar Island38 miles
Emerald Isle28 miles
Morehead City4 miles
Pine Knoll Shores18 miles
Swansboro29 miles
From North Carolina CitiesMiles
Raleigh150 miles
Winston-Salem255 miles
Greensboro244 miles
Greenville82 miles
Jacksonville47 miles
Wilmington105 miles
Car Rentals

Car Rentals

Avis Rent A Car

5380 Highway 70 W, Suite C, Morehead City, NC
252-247-5577
www.avis.com

Budget Rent A Car

5380 Highway 70 W, Suite C, Morehead City, NC
252-773-0700
www.budget.com

Enterprise Rent A Car

5273 Highway 70, Morehead City, NC
252-240-0218
www.enterprise.com


Taxi & Other Services

Old Town Taxi

316 Marsh Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
252-838-1277
www.oldtowntaxibeaufortnc.com

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

Uber

Uber services are available throughout Eastern North Carolina
www.uber.com/cities/eastern-north-carolina

Diamond Limousine Service

1508 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-240-1680
www.adiamondlimousine.com

Downtown Parking

2019 Downtown Paid Parking

Free Parking: Jan. 1 – May 19
  • All parking in Downtown Beaufort is FREE, with NO time limits.

Paid Parking: May 20 – September 2

Fee-Parking space locations (includes golf cart-only spaces):​

  • On-street spaces on Front Street from Queen Street to Moore Street, 4 hour limit
  • On-street spaces on Front Street from Live Oak to Queen Street, all-day
  • Front Street parking lots (East and West), all-day with escalating rate
  • Queen Street parking lot, all-day
  • Craven Street parking lot, all-day
  • 100 block of Turner Street, all-day
  • 100 block of Craven Street to Middle Lane, all-day
  • Pollock Street in front of Town Hall (6 spaces), 4 hour limit
  • Golf cart spaces, 4 hour limit.

Paid Parking Guidelines:

  • Front Street Parking Lots, unlimited Parking, escalating fee starts at $1 per hour.
  • Front Street parking lots (East & West lot): escalating fee beginning at $1/hour
  • All other spaces: $1/hour.
  • Handicap spaces are exempt.
  • 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • All paid parking spaces are numbered.
  • Pay to Park solar powered kiosks are located along Front, Turner Streets, and parking lots.
  • Look for ‘Pay Here’ signs to find kiosks.
  • Coins and credit cards accepted, no paper bills.
  • Receipt doesn’t need to be displayed in the vehicle but is needed to extend time.
  • Kiosks are covered after the season.

All proceeds after expenses will go towards downtown streetscaping improvements.


Free Parking: September 3 – December 31
  • 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. www.crystalcoastnc.org

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. www.nps.gov/calo

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. www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

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The Gem of the Crystal Coast

The Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, is a unique reflection of the local community. Our staff is committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments and experiences that makes the Crystal Coast destination special.