With so much to enjoy within the Beau Coast West community, you may not feel the need to venture out that often. After all, with a fantastic clubhouse and fitness center, pool, water slide, splash pad, pickleball courts, walking trails and so much more, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Still, one of the many benefits of owning one of the homes in Beaufort NC is getting to enjoy the extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment available in Beaufort. After all, you’re just a couple of minutes away from Front Street and Taylor Creek, and plenty of other local attractions.
Established in 1709, the port community of Beaufort is the third oldest town in North Carolina. One of the reasons why people are drawn to Beau Coast West is because of its location by the coast, which allows residents to enjoy everything from leisurely walks along the beach to watersport adventures and more. A walk along the Front Street boardwalk, which is just a couple of minutes away, is always a great way to pass the day. Stop by the variety of local stores, take in the views of the harbor and the variety of ships that pass in and out, and enjoy the fantastic bars and restaurants along this stretch. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find excellent seafood here.
There’s plenty of history to enjoy for all ages. The Beaufort Historic Site is both a museum and a welcome center. Old homes dating back hundreds of years have been restored and serve as an immersive way to learn about the area’s history. Beaufort also has an extensive maritime history, which can be explored at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. It even includes a collection of artifacts from the wreckage of Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard the Pirate’s ship.
There’s plenty to see and do in the heart of Beaufort, but there’s a lot to enjoy all along the Crystal Coast, including Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island. Both are an easy day’s outing.
Shackleford Banks – known for the wild horses that can be found on this 8-mile barrier island between Beaufort and the Atlantic – is a wonderful place to take in the beauty of nature. You’ll find a variety of plant and animal species, beautiful beaches, great fishing, and a wealth of seashells and related activities. The banks are only accessible by boat, adding to the tranquil nature.
Harkers Island is a scenic driving destination and can also be reached by ferry. Visitors enjoy the local gift shops and restaurants, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, and the breathtaking sunsets along Harkers Island Road. Plus, you can visit the Cape Lookout Lighthouse area, which is part of the view from almost every vantage point on Harkers Island.
These are just a few of the experiences you can enjoy in Beaufort. Living in one of the homes in Beaufort NC at Beau Coast West means you also have the benefit of living in an outstanding community with a wealth of onsite amenities, as well the bordering Carteret County Freedom Park, which includes a dog park, sport fields, a disc golf course and more. Contact us today to learn how you can become a part of this idyllic community.