Inlet Inn | Location and Directions

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Getting to Beaufort

By Land 

Beaufort is located approximately 3 hours Southeast from Raleigh, NC and approximately 2 hours North of Wilmington, NC.

From Morehead City/New Bern: Take Hwy. 70E across two bridges into Beaufort, turn right at the first traffic signal (Turner St.). Go straight 2 blocks and take a left on Ann St. Drive straight on Ann St. for two blocks and take a right on Queen St. About 1/2 a block down on your left will be the Inlet Inn parking lot.

From “Down East” on 70 West (If your coming down the Outer Banks from Ocracoke): Follow Highway 70 West into Beaufort. Look for a restaurant on your left called No Name Pizza. Just after No Name Pizza is a stoplight. Go straight thru the stoplight at Cedar St. (don’t turn right at Hwy. 70W), go straight two blocks and then take a right on Ann St., go 3 blocks and turn left on Queen St. About 1/2 a block on your left will be the Inlet Inn parking lot.

NOTE: Queen St. has recently been changed to one way only – Drivable only from Ann St. to Front St. in a Southerly direction.

Click Here for a full page, printable map of Historic Beaufort, NC.

To get to Beaufort from the Northern Outer Banks, you will need to take the 30 minute ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island, and then take a 2.75 hour ferry from Ocracoke Island to Cedar Point, NC. From Cedar Point, follow Highway 70 West for 45 minutes to Beaufort, NC.

Click Here for the NC Ferry System Website


By Air

The closest major airport to Beaufort is the Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU), which is approximately 3 hours away by car.

The New Bern, NC Airport (EWN), is serviced by US Airways Express flights, and is only 45 minutes from Beaufort by car.

Pilots, if you want to fly directly into the Beaufort Airport, use the links below to find all the information you’ll need.

Click Here for the Beaufort Airport Website


By Sea

The Beaufort, NC Town Docks is located directly in front of the Inlet Inn and is a superb place to dock your boat while staying in Beaufort. Beaufort Docks monitors VHF Channel 16 and 9. Their phone number is 252.728.2503.

Reservations are recommended during the busy Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.


Photos of the Inlet Inn’s Location


Aerial Photos of Beaufort, NC by Southern Air

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