Location & Directions

Easy to Reach

The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center is located directly across the street from the North Carolina Maritime Museum at 315 Front Street in Beaufort, North Carolina.


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

Driving Directions


Directions 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.
  • Take a right to the museum.

Directions 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.
  • Follow Turner Street until it ends at Front Street. Turn right onto Front Street.
  • The North Carolina Maritime Museum is on your right and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center is on your left.