Directions & Parking

Be alert for Beaufort Detours and Bridge Construction.

The new Turner Street bridge entrance to Beaufort is now open.

From Emerald Isle / Atlantic Beach or Morehead City areas:

  • Drive Highway 58 South/Salter Path Road to the Atlantic Beach Causeway.
  • Turn left and continue across the Atlantic Beach Bridge.
  • At the stoplight, turn right onto US-70 East / Arendell Street; continue following US-70 East.
  • Once across the new Gallants Channel Bridge, turn right at the first stoplight onto Turner Street.
  • Proceed over the new Turner Street Bridge to the traffic light at the intersection of Turner and Cedar Streets.
  • Continue on Turner Street until it ends at Front Street. The Somerset Square building is straight ahead (you’ll see our sign).
  • Take a left for parking on Front Street or you can park on Turner Street.

From Cedar Island / Downeast:

  • Head South on NC 12 / Cedar Island Road.
  • Continue straight onto US 70 West. Follow US 70 West for about 25 miles.
  • Once in the Beaufort city limits, turn left onto Turner Street and follow it until it ends at Front Street. The Somerset Square building is straight ahead (you’ll see our sign).
  • Take a left for parking on Front Street or you can park on Turner Street.

Mileage to Beaufort, NC

From Crystal Coast Towns

Atlantic Beach 6 miles
Cedar Island 38 miles
Emerald Isle 18 miles
Morehead City 4 miles
Pine Knoll Shores 28 miles
Swansboro 10 miles

From North Carolina Cities

Raleigh 150 miles
Winston-Salem 255 miles
Greensboro 225 miles
Greenville 82 miles
Jacksonville 47 miles
Wilmington 105 miles

2018 Downtown Parking

Free Parking: Jan. 1 – Apr. 30

All parking in Downtown Beaufort is FREE, with NO time limits.

Paid Parking: May 1 – Sep. 30

(New Parking Regulations delayed until June 1)

Paid parking applies to ALL marked spaces with the following parking limits:

  • Four-hour, non-renewable parking limit for on-street fee-based spaces on Front Street west of Queen Street, for two fee-based parking lots on Front Street, and five fee-based spaces in front of Town Hall on Pollack Street.
  • Unlimited time parking for the fee-based surface lots on Turner, Craven, and Queen Streets.
  • Unlimited time parking for the fee-based on-street spaces in the 100 blocks of Turner, Craven Streets, and on Front Street east of Queen Street.

Click to Download the Beaufort Downtown Parking Map

Paid Parking Guidelines:

  • $1 per hour on all numbered parking spots.
  • Handicap/motorcycle/golf cart spaces exempt.
  • 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • All paid parking spaces are numbered.
  • Twelve (12) Pay to Park solar powered kiosks are located along Front and Turner Streets.
  • Look for ‘Pay Here’ signs to find kiosks.
  • Coins and credit cards accepted, no paper bills.
  • Receipt doesn’t need to be displayed in the vehicle, but is needed to extend time.
  • Kiosks are covered after the season.

All proceeds after expenses will go towards downtown streetscaping improvements.

Free Parking: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31

All parking in Downtown Beaufort is FREE, with NO time limits.