Our charming two-bedroom, one-bathroom escape comfortably accommodates up to seven guests and is tailor-made for entertainment and relaxation. Revamped with a vacation spirit in every detail, it features a backyard bar, swings, an invigorating outdoor bamboo shower, and abundant green space. This pocket-friendly retreat is perfect for groups seeking adventure and is pet-friendly to accommodate your furry companions. While access to the backyard bar is limited, you can request the use of barstools, bikes, tandem bikes, and lawn games when making your reservation.
General: Surfing, Kiteboarding, Shelling, fishing etc.
First, the backyard is the perfect starting and ending point for your Beaufort outdoor adventures. Here we go… Take a scenic bike ride down Front Street, leading to the iconic tunnel of live oaks at the town’s east end and enjoy a sunset at the circle on the west end. For a refreshing dip in Taylor’s Creek, visit Fisherman’s Park’s public dock on Gordon Street, and don’t forget your fishing gear for a chance to catch dinner. Paddle a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to the Rachel Carson Nature Reserve on Carrot Island, where you can spot wild ponies, local flora, and stunning views of Shackleford Banks. Consider a longer adventure by taking a ferry to Shackleford Banks or Cape Lookout, perfect for fishing, kiteboarding, shelling, and exploring undeveloped coastlines and maritime forests. Surfers should pack their boards for Cape Lookout, which offers great waves. Atlantic Beach, just a 15-minute drive away, offers excellent surfing, especially on a north wind, and fishing at the Oceana Pier. Don’t miss Fort Macon State Park, home to the 3-mile-long Elliot Coues Nature Trail, ideal for hikers and bikers. If you bring your boat, you’ll find convenient access to the public ramp at the east end of Taylor’s Creek, about a mile from the house. For duck hunting and more fishing spots, head Down East, which is approximately 30 minutes away. I’ve also included a bit more intel below …
Beaufort’s abundant waters offer excellent opportunities for both inshore or beach fishing and offshore adventures. Inshore, you can target species such as bluefish, Spanish mackerel, red and black drum, pufferfish, trout, spot, flounder, and black bass. If you’re venturing offshore, you’ll have the chance to reel in tuna, mahi mahi, king mackerel, swordfish, and marlin.
Best Times & Seasons for Fishing:
The best times and seasons for fishing in Beaufort vary depending on your target species. Coastal fishing is at its peak from May to September offshore. Inshore fishing is most productive from July to December, with specific species having their peak seasons, including king mackerel (September and October), Spanish mackerel (April to October), and flounder (May to October). Other notable seasons include sailfish (January to May), mahi mahi (May to September), tuna (June to November), redfish (May to June, with good fishing until October), spotted seatrout (November to March), and snook (May to September).
The best time of day for fishing generally includes mornings and evenings, although it varies based on the season and target species. Tides also play a role, with rising tides often improving fishing due to increased oxygen levels in the water. While fishing during storms is discouraged due to safety concerns and changes in fish behavior, fishing before and after a storm can be productive. Even during the winter, you can enjoy fishing in Beaufort, particularly at night when species like black drum, red drum, sea trout, and sheepshead are active.
Shore and Surf Fishing:
Beaufort is renowned for its shore and surf fishing opportunities, available year-round at various locations, including piers like Broad River Fishing Pier, Port Royal Boardwalk at The Sands, Paradise Pier at Hunting Island State Park, and more.
Check out these top fishing spots in Beaufort, North Carolina, where anglers can reel in their prized catches:
Hunting Island State Park: This location is renowned for its abundance of flounder, redfish, and king mackerel. It offers ideal fishing conditions during the spring, summer, and fall.
Broad River Fishing Pier: Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, catfish, cobia, and even sharks at this pier. The most productive months for fishing here are during the summer and fall.
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park: This park is a popular choice for trout and shark fishing, especially during late spring when these species are active.
Port Royal Boardwalk at The Sands: Ideal for those targeting red drum and sharks, this location offers the most productive fishing season during the summer.
Newport River Pier: This pier is a great spot to catch bluefish, croaker, striped bass, trout, and flounder. The best results can be achieved during the summer months.
Duck Hunting Intel:
For waterfowl hunting enthusiasts, Beaufort, North Carolina, provides a prime location. You can pursue species like bluebills, redheads, buffleheads, canvasbacks, gadwalls, teal, widgeon, black ducks, and various sea ducks. Additionally, Beaufort’s coastal conditions are ideal for kiteboarding, especially during the recommended fishing seasons in summer and fall.
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