Beaufort is a puptastic little coastal town found on a channel in North Carolina. It is one of the oldest towns in the state. The town sees a population boom during busy tourism seasons, feeding the majority of the local economy. The town is geographically isolated, making development a challenge, but the tourism business has more than made up for those early struggles over the years.
Beaufort was originally a fishing and whaling town back in the 1600s. Some of the original homes from that time period are still preserved, and you will find historic plaques outlining when they were originally built and who inhabited them many years ago. The original town, which was planned out in 1713, is a 12-block area that is still on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstreet Pub is a pupperific place to enjoy a cold beverage on a hot day. This tap house welcomes dogs both inside and outside and is one of the top-rated food and drink establishments in the town.
There are four animal hospitals in Beaufort, giving you and your fur family plenty of options for stellar veterinary care to keep your pup in the best shape of his life!
Downtown Beaufort is near the water and is a pupperific place to bring your dog. There is a local boardwalk that runs along the creeks and docks and will take you right to several shops and gardens that will have your dog's tail wagging all afternoon! The Boardwalk Cafe is a well-loved eatery that serves all manner of delicious dining options when you are feeling hungry while out with your pup. You can sit with him on their outdoor patio that overlooks the boat docks! Fishermen's Park is another puptastic place to sniff out where you can access the water and enjoy a small sandy beach area or a picnic!
The Rachel Carson Reserve is an amazing place to bring your whole family. Your dog will have plenty of room to get out all of that extra energy along the many trails that wind through the 2,000 acres of land. There are more than 200 species of birds that move through this area through migration and year-round habitation. There is a herd of wild horses that were brought to the area in the 1940s and eventually became wild. They are now loved by the locals and monitored closely for health concerns and to make sure they don't upset the natural ecosystem.