Retreat Destination Beaufort

Beaufort (pronounced “Bow-fert”, not to be confused with “Beau-fert” in South Carolina) is the third oldest town in the state.  It has a storied history of pirates and ship wrecks, confederate spies and antebellum homes.  Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, lies about three miles off the coast and the Maritime Museum in town showcases many of the items that divers have salvaged from her.  The Beaufort State Historic Site recreates life from colonial times, with costumed guides leading tours through some of the beautiful historic homes in town.

Departure Port for the Caribbean

Beaufort harbor on Taylor Creek
Beaufort harbor on Taylor Creek
Wild horses can be seen on Carrot Island across the creek from Beaufort.
Wild horses can be seen on Carrot Island across the creek from Beaufort.
Dolphins are frequently seen in the creeks around Beaufort.
Dolphins are frequently seen in the creeks around Beaufort.
The center of town
The center of town
Beaufort is a busy port for many beautiful ships who stop on their voyages up and down the coast.
Beaufort is a busy port for many beautiful ships who stop on their voyages up and down the coast.
The NC Maritime Museum displays artifacts of Blackbeard’s ship and alot more.
The NC Maritime Museum displays artifacts of Blackbeard’s ship and alot more.
The maritime museum displays many artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship.
The maritime museum displays many artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship.
Another scene inside the maritime museum
Another scene inside the maritime museum
Some nautical pubs have more ambiance than others.
Some nautical pubs have more ambiance than others.
The local cemetary has pre-revolutionary and pre-civil war graves.
The local cemetary has pre-revolutionary and pre-civil war graves.
The docks start a-rockin’ on Friday and Saturday nights.
The docks start a-rockin’ on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Inlet Inn has a panoranic view from its upper floors
The Inlet Inn has a panoranic view from its upper floors
The elegant Cedars B & B has a knockout restaurant.
The elegant Cedars B & B has a knockout restaurant.

 

Map showing Beaufort in the marriage retreat region

 

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