Attractions

Fort in Crystal Coast

Fort Macon State Park

This remarkable five-sided fort, with 26 vaulted rooms, is one of North Carolina's most visited attractions. Completed in 1834, it was the site of the Battle of Fort Macon fought in 1862. Exhibits inside the fort's …
Cemetery in Beaufort

Old Burying Ground

On the National Registry of Historic Places, this small but fascinating cemetery features the weathered tombstones of both Revolutionary and Civil War casualties and is well worth a stroll. Self-guided tour maps are…
Museum in Beaufort

North Carolina Maritime Museum

The pirate Blackbeard was a frequent visitor to the Beaufort area in the early 1700s. In 1996, the wreckage of his flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, was discovered at the bottom of Beaufort Inlet. You'll see plate…
Beach in Crystal Coast

Emerald Isle Beach

Emerald Isle's 12 miles of pristine beach has soft, golden sands and the green-blue waters the area is named after. The car park at the Eastern Regional Access point is the biggest area for beach access with 245 spa…
Aquarium in Crystal Coast

North Carolina Aquarium

It's not the most impressive aquarium out there, and is a tad pricey, but offers a good option for small children or those wanting to explore the waters of North Carolina without getting wet. You can get up close to…