Beaufort, North Carolina is a pirate-themed coastal paradise on the Carolina Coast. The Carolinas were historically a haven for pirates, and many small towns have legends of buried treasure. Book a beach house in Beaufort, where in 1996, divers found the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge, a famous pirate ship, and learn about the swashbuckling history of some of the nation's most famous pirates of the Caribbean.
Last Updated on - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When choosing a vacation destination that has something for the whole family, adults may feel constricted by the entertainment needs of small children. Yet families with a beach house vacation rental in Beaufort, North Carolina needn't worry, as these sandy shores hide a wealth of fun for travelers of all ages!
Vacationers will notice a very pirate-esque motif throughout the city. That's because in 1996, divers off the coast of Beaufort discovered the wreckage of the Queen Anne's Revenge, the former flagship of the famous British pirate Blackbeard. Though he only had control of the ship for little over a year, Blackbeard made a name for himself aboard the ship and fought many naval battles in the waters off of the West Coast of Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
Today, the wreckage of the mighty ship remains underwater, yet its influence can be found everywhere throughout the city. Families can take a walking tour to discover some of the areas pirate history, or learn the history of the Queen Anne's revenge at the Maritime Museum. Adults, meanwhile, will enjoy the peaceful stretches of coastline that have helped make Beaufort a popular beach vacation destination long before the ship's discovery in 1996.
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