Unique Activities on the Crystal Coast
– Clarissa G., Marketing Coordinator
1 ) Tour downtown Beaufort by bike. It’s hot…welcome to summer in the Carolinas. Embrace the sweat and make your own breeze pedaling on a guided tour through downtown Beaufort. Choose from an assortment of beach cruises with names such as “Sage” and “Thyme” and follow your guide through this sleepy waterfront gem. Want more info? Check out this post by Jay on her experience riding with Hungry Town bikes!
Go for a ride with :
Hungry Town Bike Tours hungrytowntours.com
Did you know that this was once home to the pirate Blackbeard? Most people who have casually toured Beaufort realize this, but many haven’t explored some of the landmarks associated with him. The Beaufort Ghost Walk is a Guided Walking Tour through the Historic District. Beaufort is the 3rd oldest town in NC, and the 12th oldest town in North America. On the Ghost Walk, your family will be entertained by pirate guides as they bring history to life. Tales of ghost ships haunted houses and interesting histories of the Beaufort area will give you chills.
Take a spooky stroll:
Beaufort Ghost Walk beaufortghostwalk.com
4) Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse! Aside from the scenic ferry ride to the island, the gentle inlet perfect for swimming or the beautiful coastline on the oceanside for shelling and beachcombing, the Cape is a great place to find a unique activity. Climbing to the top is a favorite activity for many, as the views from the top are unmatched (except for perhaps by hang gliding!) 360° views of the coast are breathtaking and certainly worth the cardio.
Plan your climb here: nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/lighthouse-climbs.htm