Newport River pier and ramp

The waterfront world of Beaufort, Morehead City, the Shackleford Banks, and everything in between is at a mariner’s fingertips when they launch from the Newport River Pier and Ramp. Located directly on the water in between Morehead City and Beaufort, this sprawling launch site is a popular destination for visiting and local mariners alike.

The Newport River Boat Ramp features a total of six launching lanes that can accommodate vessels of all sizes, as well as parking for at least 56 vehicles with trailers as well as on-site public restrooms. As a result of this ample space, the ramp is one of the largest launching sites in the Crystal Coast area. In addition, the area features a fishing pier that extends 575’ ft. into the water and which is a popular casting spot for a wide array of species, such as bluefish, spot and croaker. Best of all, from this launching point, boaters can reach a myriad of area waterways and destinations including the Newport River, the Back and Bogue Sounds, and even the Cape Lookout National Seashore. With a central location, the Newport River Pier and Ramp is one of the Crystal Coast’s most convenient destinations for miles of fun on the water.

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Beaufort
Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Rachel Carson Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Rachel Carson Coastal Estuarine Reserve

The Rachel Carson Reserve is a stunning stretch of barely-barrier island shoreline that’s found just off the coast of historic Downtown Beaufort. Covering 2,205 acres, this collection of three islands that are found along Taylor’s Creek at the mouth of the Newport River can be easily and scenically admired from veritably any waterfront vantage point from the heart of town, and are a stunning and undeveloped addition to the vast wildlife scene of the Crystal Coast.