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Things To Do

Looking for something fun to do? You’ve come to the right place. Here on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast you can cruise along the water, relax on the beach, do a little fishing, watch wild Spanish horses gallop through the surf, play a round of golf or climb to the top of a 150-year old lighthouse. And that’s just for starters.

If you need a little help putting together a list of what to experience, just click the tabs on the left. Whatever you choose to do, chances are it’s going to be a great time.

Beaufort Historic Site

View Website 150 Block Turner Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-5225

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Camping is permitted anywhere along the 55 miles of North and South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks. Fires of driftwood are permissible below the high water line.

View Website 131 Charles St.
Harkers Island, NC 28531

(252) 728-2250

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

View Website 1785 Island Road
Harkers Island, NC 28531


Craving Art Studio

Craving Art Studio is a working studio where you will find local artist, Heather Sink, practicing her craft. Heather teaches classes at the studio for children and adults. Each month Craving Art Studio also highlights a featured artist with a reception and workshop. The studio is located in a beautiful old home in the Beaufort Historical District, 121 Craven Street, Beaufort. For more information contact our web page at cravingartstudio.com or call 252 728 0243.

View Website 121 Craven Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-0243

Fort Macon State Park

NC's most visited state park includes a 19th century Civil War fort, recreation area with lifeguard-protected swimming, bathhouse and picnic area. Civil War reenactments performed in summer months. Join a guided tour of the fort or conduct your own following the guide available at the bookstore. The fort is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed Christmas Day. The fort is located on the eastern end of Atlantic Beach.

View Website 901 Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-3775

NC Aquarium At Pine Knoll Shores

Accommodates 12-300 several options available

View Website 1 Roosevelt Blvd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

(866) 294-3477

North Carolina Maritime Museum

View Website 315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-2108
or (252) 728-7317

Visitor Guides

Visitorl’s Guide