- TripBuzz found 53 things to do with kids in or near Beaufort, North Carolina, including 36 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Havelock.
- From Beaufort Pirate Adventures to Waterbug Tours, the Beaufort area offers 50 different types of family activities, including: Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Visitor Centers and Military Museums.
- Located 104 miles northeast of Wilmington along the Atlantic coast, Beaufort is the third-oldest town in the state of North Carolina. The town has a population of under 4,100 and is part of the state's 'Inner Banks' region. A Nicholas Sparks novel,A Walk to Remember, was set in this town.
Visitors to Ocracoke Lighthouse can pull off the road, take pictures of the lighthouse, and read a storyboard detailing its construction. The lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina in continuous service, and the second oldest in the United States.
The Molasses Creek - Deepwater Theater is an Outer Banks performing arts site located in Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The theater, which plays host to Opry-style music and plays, is opened from June to October each year.
Featuring surf equipment, Ride the Wind Surf Shop provides kayak and paddleboard rentals. The shop also offers one hour surf lessons where visitors can learn the basics of surfing with a CPR certified instructor.
The most thrilling way to explore the coastline of Ocracoke Island is a parasailing adventure with Ocracoke Parasail Inc. The company launches two excursions per hour, with a maximum of six guests per boat. Call for reservations if you do not wish to spend hours on the waiting list.
The Schooner Windfall II offers 1.5-hour sunset cruises aboard the 32-foot sailing vessel in Pamlico Sound where Blackbeard took his bounty. The company also offers 6-passenger and 12-passenger charter boats, along with wedding cruises.
All tours provided by Portsmouth Island ATV Excursions begin with a 20 minute boat ride from the Silver Lake Harbor to reach the secluded island. Once on site, visitors can enjoy ATV riding through a town that was deserted in 1860 but has been left undisturbed.
Located on tiny Ocracoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks, Springer's Point Preserve is a bastion of undeveloped wilderness and an important wildife habitat. The Preserve relies on sponsorships and does not charge admission fees. It is open year-round.