Beaufort Lifestyle & Living Tour

Tour Description

Most people who live here describe Beaufort as a “lifestyle.” We agree. If you could pick a place to live that you didn’t have to vacation from, it would definitely be Beaufort.

The Beaufort Lifestyle & Living Tour is the ideal tour for first time visitors, long time tourists, people relocating to the Crystal Coast, and couples looking to retire here. People who have recently moved to Beaufort have found this tour to be a wonderful orientation. Think of it as “Beaufort 101.”

Hungry Town Tours offers the perfect bicycle tour to see a unique side of Beaufort. From the pirate, Blackbeard to shipbuilders and historic homes, your local guide will give you an insider’s look at what it’s like to live here. This is an easy bicycle tour for people of all ages.

See why Coastal Living magazine named Beaufort one of the “20 Best Places to Live on the Coast in 2018.”

“The 5.6-square-mile town is surrounded by nearly a mile of water. It’s maritime heaven here, whether you boat, want to learn to boat, or just like looking at boats,” stated Tracey Minkin, Travel Editor for Coastal Living.

Learn about the Beaufort historic district! It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s.

From the new residential community at Beau Coast to the the golf course community at The Beaufort Club and resort-style living at Front Street Village, we’ll talk about the advantages of living in Beaufort and The Crystal Coast.

In addition to our Hidden Beaufort Tour, you’ll receive a welcome kit with information on where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Beaufort. We’ve partnered with the Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority and the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce to help educate you on everything here at the Crystal Coast with their visitor’s guide and business directory.

The Beaufort Lifestyle & Living Tour is limited to eight (8) participants, allowing for a more intimate and manageable group that offers you maximum enjoyment. Walking tours available.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several different award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

Telephone Reservations Available 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Questions? Give us a call at (252) 648-1011

Tour Details

Days & Times: Daily – 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – 10 a.m.; and Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4 p.m.

Prefer a different time? Use our Create a Tour option.

Availability: Year-Round.

Minimum: No minimum. Single tours welcome.

Duration: 1 to 1¼ hours.

Fee: $20 per person, inclusive. Includes local guide, bottle of water, taxes, and bike rental. Participants will receive a relocation kit with some great information on Beaufort and the Crystal Coast.

Ages: Bike Tours: 15 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride our adult-size bikes). Younger adults and children can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours, at no additional fee, can be arranged for groups or families. 

​Location: Downtown Beaufort, historic district, and waterfront.

More questions: Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

In addition, we have a number of links to local websites that you will find helpful. Visit our Community Links.


“We built our visit of Beaufort, NC around this well-organized, content-rich casual bike tour around this coastal town.”
— TripAdvisor customer


“Be sure not to miss the Hungry Town (Bike) Tours – guided pedals through Beaufort on retro-chic bikes.”

Beaufort History Books

Authentic Histories of the Homes, Buildings, Sites & Families. Researched and Compiled by Beaufort artist, researcher, and historian Mary Warshaw. These books are available at the Hungry Town Tours Welcome Center:

Historic Beaufort, North Carolina
A Unique Coastal Village Preserved
This 200-page volume focuses on Beaufort’s unique collection of 285 historic homes built from the 1770s to the early 1900s—all presented street-by-street, with images and histories of the families who called them home. Softcover, $29.95, plus tax. Publisher currently out of stock.

The Colors of Beaufort, North Carolina
Besides 50 featured paintings and family histories, woven into this book are many other histories, from those who first touched the sand banks to the history of the Beaufort plaque – all with full-color Gicleé-quality images. 200-pages. Hardcover, $42.50, plus tax.

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