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ub1 20-11-2009 06:02

What's Good in Beaufort, NC ?
stopped in beaufort n.c. for awhile any must see's or do's while i'm here. don't know where next southern stop is, any suggestions.

defever 20-11-2009 06:37

while in beaufort, n.c. eat at the grocery co. ....had a great time there a few yrs ago and assume it hasn't changed..

hanschristian38 20-11-2009 09:32

Clawsons on Friday night - beer and shrimp special a few years back.

witzgall 20-11-2009 09:35

Make sure you make the trek out to Cape Lookout. It is a great anchorage with protection from three sides, and very peaceful. Enjoy!!!


witzgall 20-11-2009 09:36

There is a great maritime museum in Morehead City. I could spend days in the Library!!!


donradcliffe 20-11-2009 11:10

Actually I think the maritime museum is in Beaufort. The Backstreet Pub is kind of fun

witzgall 20-11-2009 11:25

You are right - I had it mixed up in my mind. That Library has all the old magazine issues, Wooden Boat, etc. Good reading!!!


sailvayu 20-11-2009 12:36

I second Cape Lookout very nice side trip. Heading south Wrightsville beach would be a good next stop. 64 miles inlet to inlet on the outside if the weather is good and avoid the bridge delays.

Fair Winds

Wayne Canning, AMS

CaptBarry 03-01-2010 19:51

The state run Aquarium in Atlantic Beach, just a couple minutes away is very nice.

marc 03-01-2010 23:19

I haven't been there in about 5 years, but the Maritime Museum used to have a van available for cruisers to borrow, free, for a few hours. Worth looking into.

pressuredrop 04-01-2010 04:05

dont know the in's and out's of Beaufort but i can tell you this... a friend of mine was to head up to the Chesapeake this past winter, but he never made it farther then Beaufort because he liked it too much to leave.

CaptBarry 04-01-2010 05:52

The Morehead City Yacht Basin has a loaner vehicle for transients to use. Pretty sure it is at no charge. Cabs here are cheap too.

stevesailor 05-01-2010 15:33

the maritime musuem library, i could spend weeks in there.
scuttlebutt is a great bookstore, the cru wine bar has events often, the royal james cafe is a cheap place to get food and is a 'non tourist' site.
cape lookout is absolutely beautiful, don't miss that.
carrot island right across taylor creek has wild horses, fun to explore.

lots of nice folks out there also. beaufort is a great place, enjoy!

Tom.B 06-01-2010 08:39

The town docks have/had a couple of station wagons available to get around. Although, I don't know if there are any restrictions of their use. Just walking around Beaufort, you'll find a bunch to see and do, however, this time of year your options may be limited. Cape Lookout is nice, but with this northerly blast we are stuck in, it won't be much fun unless you catch a single nice (calm) day.

That area is very seasonal, so you may have to be a little creative. It's also a tricky place to navigate as water depths vary wildly. Still, it's a popular place for mariners to stop for a reason. Have fun.

boatman61 06-01-2010 09:01

Standing by a log fire with a pint of Guiness in your hand in the "Back Street Pub"on a cold nite...

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