Welcome to ‘America’s Favorite Town’
“Hungry Town” and “Fish Towne” were some of the early names for Beaufort, North Carolina. That was over 300 years ago. A lot has changed this then, but Beaufort is still the perfect destination for those hungry for southern history.
Today, Beaufort possesses an old-world, southern charm, steeped in maritime history and adventure brought by its home on the Atlantic Ocean. If you plan a trip to Beaufort, North Carolina, you’ll find whimsical shops, world-class dining, historic attractions and accommodations in celebrated inns and B&B’s. Cozy inns line the harbor, inspiring author Nicholas Sparks to set two of his novels, “The Choice” and “A Walk to Remember,” in Beaufort.
Every time you come to Beaufort, it’s a chance to explore and discover. This is just as true of the activities as it is of the food. At the historic Beaufort waterfront, you can stroll down Front Street and beyond to reveal a plethora of antique and boutique shops, museums and art galleries. You’ll soon discover why Beaufort was named ‘America’s Favorite Town’ by Travel + Leisure magazine.