Beaufort, NC isn’t known as “the” success story of the Atlantic ICW for nothing. This wonderful port of call remains one of our favorite anytime, anywhere!
We join with Captain Ben in highly recommending the Pecan Tree Inn and Beaufort Grocery Company. Also, for equally great dining, don’t dare miss Spouter Inn on Front Street in Beaufort!
Wanted to share some good experiences with Beaufort we had recently. There are a few, so here goes:
1. We had some out-of-town guests recently stay at the Pecan Tree Inn, while we tied/anchored aboard our trawler. They could not have been more pleased. We have not stayed there, but it came well recommended and our friends were very happy there.
2. Our party of seven ate at the Beaufort Grocery and rarely would I rave about food, but theirs is worth a few raves. A couple in our party had the petite filet (very happy), and I had the tortilla encrusted yellow fin tuna and it was exquisite. Service was great and food was out of this world.
3. Came in one night at Beaufort Docks, after hours and tied up after hailing 3 times without response around 7pm. No worry as winds were calm at tie-up and our crew very capable. I love Beaufort Docks, but in my humble opinion $2.30 a foot on an April weekday seems awfully proud. Friendly staff and average (could be tidier) showers. I groused a bit about the cost, but as the dockmaster presiding over many the empty slips told me: “location, location, location”. Okay I guess.
4. The daylight bridge master for Beaufort Bridge is professional, quick to respond, and friendly. Just left a great impression as we had a couple transits this week with the bridge. Good folks always make a pleasant trip memorable.