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Driving Directions to Beaufort, NC

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From Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, Salter Path and Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Take Highway 58 / Ft. Macon Rd. EAST to Atlantic Beach. Turn left at the large 4 way intersection with traffic lights on all sides, onto Atlantic Beach Causeway Rd. and drive over the large high rise bridge. At the bottom of the bridge, turn RIGHT onto Highway 70 heading EAST towards Beaufort. Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

NOTE: If you are near the Emerald Isle Bridge, it may be faster to cross that bridge to the mainland and take Highway 24 EAST until it merges to the right into Highway 70 EAST. Follow above directions from there.

Estimated Drive Time

  • From Emerald Isle, NC is 45 minutes
  • From Indian Beach, NC is 35 minutes
  • From Salter Path, NC is 30 minutes
  • From Pine Knoll Shores, NC is 30 minutes

From Atlantic Beach, NC

Turn at the large 4-way intersection with traffic lights on all sides, onto Atlantic Beach Causeway Rd. and drive over the large high rise bridge to the mainland. At the bottom of the bridge, turn RIGHT onto Highway 70 heading EAST towards Beaufort. Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Atlantic Beach, NC is 20-25 minutes

From Morehead City, NC

Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Morehead City, NC is 15 minutes

From New Bern, NC

Take Highway 70 EAST to Morehead City. Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

Estimated Drive time from New Bern, NC is 45 minutes

Estimated Drive time from Fairfield Harbor, NC is 60 minutes

From Ocracoke Island, NC

Take the 2.5 hour Ocracoke – Cedar Island ferry to Cedar Island. From Cedar Island, Take Highway 12 WEST to Highway 70 WEST – follow the signs, as Highway 70 WEST does make several turns. Highway 70 takes you directly into Beaufort. When you arrive in Beaufort, look for a restaurant called “No Name Pizza” on your left. Just after “No Name Pizza”, you will come to a traffic signal – Go STRAIGHT through that light, and keep driving until you dead end into Front St. Turn RIGHT on Front St. and drive approximately 3 blocks and look for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Ocracoke Island, NC is 3 hours and 30 minutes

From Cape Hatteras, NC and the Northern Outer Banks

Take the 15 Minute Cape Hatteras – Ocracoke ferry to Ocracoke Island. Drive to the south end of Ocracoke, and take the 2.5 hour Ocracoke – Cedar Island ferry to Cedar Island. From Cedar Island, Take Highway 12 WEST to Highway 70 WEST – follow the signs, as Highway 70 WEST does make several turns. Highway 70 takes you directly into Beaufort. When you arrive in Beaufort, look for a restaurant called “No Name Pizza” on your left. Just after “No Name Pizza”, you will come to a traffic signal – Go STRAIGHT through that light, and keep driving until you dead end into Front St. Turn RIGHT on Front St. and drive approximately 3 blocks and look for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Cape Hatteras, NC is approximately 5 hours

From Jacksonville, NC

Take Highway 24 EAST to Morehead City until it merges to the right into Highway 70 EAST. Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Jacksonville, NC is 90 minutes

From Wilmington, NC

Take Highway 17 NORTH to Jacksonville, where you’ll get on Highway 24 EAST. Take Highway 24 EAST to Morehead City until it merges to the right into Highway 70 EAST. Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Wilmington, NC is 2 hours and 30 minutes

From Raleigh, NC

Take I-40 EAST out of Raleigh heading to Wilmington. At Exit 306, look for the exit to Highway 70 EAST. Take Highway 70 EAST to Morehead City. Follow Highway 70 EAST through downtown Morehead City, then across a high rise bridge and a draw-bridge. Go straight through one traffic signal and turn RIGHT onto the second street on the RIGHT, Queen St. Go straight for three blocks until Queen St. dead ends into Front St. – Turn LEFT onto Front St. and look immediately to your RIGHT for parking.

Estimated Drive time from Raleigh, NC is 3 hours