Travelers are voting Cape Lookout National Seashore as the best coastal area near Beaufort. There are 1 coastal area near New Bern a city just 32 km from Beaufort and 2 coastal areas near Wilmington which is 80 km distant. The most popular of these are Cape Lookout National Seashore near New Bern and Figure Eight Island in Wilmington. You can find 5 coastal areas in North Carolina and 472 coastal areas in the country of United States. Our members favorite in North Carolina is Figure Eight Island and Toledo is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of coastal areas near Beaufort.