Located between the bustle of Morehead City and the seclusion of Harkers Island, Beaufort is a perfect blend of diverse activities and smooth Southern charm. Boutiques and stores offer respite from the summer sun or winter chill, and the boardwalk and marinas that line the town make getting out on the water as easy as pie. Plus, Beaufort celebrates its history and the history of the area with phenomenal exhibits at Beaufort Historic Site, North Carolina Maritime Museum and its Watercraft Center, and easy access to the Rachel Carson Reserve.