Daily ‘Insider Info’ Guide


To enhance your vacation experience, we have developed our “Insider-Info” Guide to help you discover the hidden gems that will make your trip unforgettable. We hope you enjoy your experience at the Beaufort Hotel.

Discover, Explore and Experience all that Beaufort has to offer.

Local Activities

The Island Express Ferry Service
Official Ferry Service to Cape Lookout & Shackleford Banks
Departures to Cape Lookout from Harkers Island
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm
Departures to Shackleford Banks
Friday, Saturday & Sunday every hour

North Carolina Maritime Museum
Friday & Saturday – 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 12 – 4 pm

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
Friday & Saturday – 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 12 – 4 pm

Beaufort Historic Site
Historic Homes Guided Tour
Saturday – 10 am and 2 pm
Sunday – Closed

Old Burying Ground
Self-Guided Tours, Daily 9 am – Dusk

Mattie King Davis Art Gallery
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Fort Macon
Fort Open Daily 8 am – 5:30 pm

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Open Daily 9 am – 5 pm
Advance online reservations required www.ncaquariums.com

MacDaddy’s Entertainment Center
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

For assistance, please contact the Front Desk at 252-728-3000 for additional information.

Events and times are subject to change.

@Your Service

Our Front Desk staff is on hand to ensure the highest level of service to our guests. From local reservations to recommendations, our expert staff is delighted to assist. Our staff is available to assist in making arrangements during your stay including:

  • Ferry Service to Islands
  • Full Day Golf Cart Rentals
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Restaurant Recommendations & Reservations

For assistance, please contact the Front Desk at 252-728-3000 for additional information.

Need to Know

  • Valet Parking – Valet Parking is $15 per day. You can go in and out as many times as you would like.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool is closed for the season.
  • Check-Out Time – Prior to 11 am.
  • Beaufort Hotel TV Channel – Be sure to check out Channel 62 to see the hotel’s video.

Daily Golf Cart Rentals!

golf carts

The Beaufort Hotel has partnered with Sinclair Golf Cars, Inc. to offer golf cart rentals.

The hotel has a limited number of gas-powered four-passenger golf carts for guests during their stay at the hotel. With advance notice, six-passenger carts are also available. These carts are street-ready and are permitted through the Town of Beaufort.

Rentals can be made through the Front Desk during your stay. Due to high demand, reservations can also be made in advance of your stay as well.

Questions? Please call the Front Desk at 252-728-3000.

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Enjoy waterfront dining at 34° North Restaurant

34 Degrees Restaurant exterior

The Premier Dining Destination on the Crystal Coast

A quick getaway to paradise is as easy as breezing into 34° North Restaurant & Bar. What remains consistent is the emphasis on high quality—both in terms of the food, drinks and the service— all in the relaxed atmosphere of your room.

Try the convenience of our in-room dining service! We serve breakfast and lunch from 7 am – 5 pm and dinner from 5 – 9 pm.

Markers Mark Private Label

Our own Maker’s Mark Private Select® Bourbon

The Beaufort Hotel has partnered with Maker’s Mark to create our own bourbon. One of only a handful of locations to feature a custom barrel, the hotel’s 34° North Restaurant is a first for the Crystal Coast. The one-of-a-kind bourbon is the product of a custom finishing process applied to the legendary Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Members of the Beaufort Hotel’s management team traveled to Lorreto, Kentucky, to partner with master distillers at Maker’s Mark. Ask for it by name, Maker’s Mark Private Select® Bourbon. Don’t forget to sign our barrel.

This Week at Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park

Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon is surrounded by three sides of water – the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. At the restored fort, you’ll see bunks, cannons, a restored rations storage room, artifacts and more. The fort contains 26 vaulted rooms which are enclosed by 4 ½ -feet thick walls. Fort Macon is one of the finest surviving examples of 19th century military architecture and fortification.

Fort Macon State Park, 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, 252-726-3775. (11.6 mi., 22 min.).