Beaufort’s Best Time of Year!


As we said in our last post, fall is our favorite time of year along North Carolina’s coast, especially in Beaufort.


The shot above and the shot below were taken in Beaufort on November mornings last year. Enough evidence?


While it’s hard to beat photographic evidence, there are a host of other reasons. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • The weather is still warm and often crystal clear – the haze from the summer heat is gone, but the winter cold has yet to set in (save the occasional September/October hurricane)
  • The water is still warm enough for swimming and surfing sometimes through October
  • The crowds thin
  • Prices come down on hotels and other accommodations
  • The “vibe” seems even more relaxed than usual

We could go on and on, but you get the idea, and with fall now officially underway, we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the coast this fall.


Shackleford Banks, fall 2012

While we’ve had a busy summer, we’ve got some great plans for Bringing Home Beaufort this fall and winter.

Does a visit to Beaufort not give you boat-buying fever?

We’ve finally succumbed to that fever and are in the market for a boat.

It will be our first boat-buying experience and we plan to chronicle the research and purchase for all those other first time boat-buyers and Beaufort-boat-buying-fever victims out there.

We have a number of high-quality boat manufacturers in North Carolina, including several in Carteret County. And while a made-in-Beaufort Jarrett Bay might be a little beyond our means or boating abilities, a made-in Morehead Jones Brothers might be a contender!

Our home in Burlington, NC (Alamance County) is only a 200 mile drive from Beaufort and it is even closer to some other coastal communities.

We’re becoming increasingly frustrated that even though we’re so close to some of the world’s best seafood, we have no outlet in all of Alamance County for local North Carolina seafood.


Soft shell crab and Beaufort-caught shrimp from Locals Seafood purchased in Raleigh

In response, we’re going to explore commercial fishing and seafood distribution as it happens in and around Beaufort and try to figure out if there are any good options for bringing Beaufort-area seafood home to Alamance County.

We know that the folks in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) are served well by folks like Locals Seafood and Walking Fish CSF. And I believe the folks at Core Sound CSF even make it up to Boone.

I’m sure we can make it happen in Alamance County.

We also have a few other projects in the works.


Taylor’s Creek, November 2012

We’ll be in Beaufort later this week, so if you see us, stop and say hi!


Relax…you can get to Beaufort from here!

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