- 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.
Starting in 1753, Portsmouth grew to be a thriving community on the Outer Banks and within 100 years, 1,400 vessels and two-thirds of all goods entering North Carolina passed through its port each year. Now, a ghost town, visitors can see a 250-acre historic district.
Attracting visitors for their shelling opportunities, Porstmouth ATV Tours provides them with their own personal ATV to explore the secluded beaches of the island. The beaches contain a variety of large and small shells that can be collected.
Drum Stick fishing charter offers full and half day Off Shore Deep Sea Fishing Trips off the waters of the Outer Banks. They provide trips for a variety of occasions including Father/son fishing trips, Bachelor Parties, anniversaryâ€™s and Reunions.
Daily sightseeing cruises are conducted through the Portsmouth Island Boat Tour. It leaves from the community docks of Ocracoke Harbor before taking a scenic route to Portsmouth Island where guests can actually view the historic village with a self-guided tour.
The main focus of Thirty Acres & a Mule Farm is the activity of gem panning for the entire family. Gems that have been found on site can be assessed by a a professional to see if they can be polished and cut.