The Town of Beaufort’s vision is to foster a scenic and welcoming coastal community that enhances the well-being and prosperity of our citizens, celebrates our diverse culture and heritage, and preserves our natural and historic resources. 

Whether you are a long-time resident, a new property owner, or a visitor, all can appreciate that Beaufort is a special place in which to live, work, or shop.

Several factors contribute to Beaufort’s unique character, including its picturesque maritime setting, its sweeping vistas and streetscapes, and its outstanding collection of historic buildings.

As one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, Beaufort holds a special place in both state and national history. In 1974, the town’s historic core was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s listing of buildings, structures, and districts considered historically and architecturally significant.boardwalk resize