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.

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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.