Beaufort is the third oldest town in North Carolina, founded in 1709 on the former Coree Indian Village, Cwarioc. Cwarioc was known in english as Fish Town.
Beaufort has been a prominent fishing village for centuries, and still exisits as a fishing community. Not only is Beaufort known for its fishing, it is also known as a pirate town, Famous resident Edward Teach (known as "BlackBeard") used Beaufort and the core sound to drop anchor while traveling on his voyages.
For those looking to catch history today the tree lined streets of Beaufort provide great views of historic homes, and buildings. The Maritime Museum, Beaufort Historic Site and old burial grounds can lead you down a long past of history, romance, and ghost stories. Beaufort also features many shops and restaurants, as well as lots of fishing and pirate adventures, including climbing to the top of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.