The Spanish Attack of Beaufort started in the spring of 1747 and continued for several months until local militia finally drove the pirates away. In 1960, Grayden Paul and the Beaufort Fire Department reenacted that Invasion. Over the years since, we have celebrated that part of our history and the Invasion has become Beaufort’s largest annual event. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many events including ours, had to be canceled, conversations with the Town concluded it would be better to have the event and others at Gallants Channel so as not to crowd the downtown area. That and other issues such as traffic and parking were considered. After a successful event last year at our new site, we are excited about a new layout with additional parking. Join us this year at Gallants Channel for an all-new presentation of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion!
In 2017, we became a non-profit 501 c3 charitable organization with the mission of helping to preserve our local coastal history and heritage and to support other non-profits who share our vision. All of our staff and committees are volunteers, and all funds are from donations, sponsorships, fundraisers, and sales from the event. Our physical arm of BPI is The Cannon Crew, who travel the coast (and many times inland) to perform, entertain, and do living history and reenactments at other events. We also serve museums, local schools, and libraries. Many of these other events also generate money for our event, and this year we brought over $12,500.00 back to homeport. Please donate to help support our continued effort to keep our history alive.
Beaufort is a historic seaside town located on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast at the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Visitors will delight in all the area has to offer, from fishing and golf to beaches and boating. In addition to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion, with a host of restaurants, shops, and quaint accommodations, you’re sure to thoroughly enjoy your time in Beaufort.
Visit the official website for North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for a complete listing of local accommodations, businesses, and attractions.
Come stay at some of our favorite places on the Crystal Coast and be a pirate with us!
Located on the East end of Taylor’s Creek, Beaufort’s newest and most luxurious Hotel with all amenities including restaurant, lounge and conference rooms. https://beauforthotelnc.com
Pecan Tree Inn
A stay at the Pecan Tree Inn is the perfect opportunity to explore The Crystal Coast region of North Carolina. You may create memories that last a lifetime, surrounded by idyllic coastal scenery, charming towns with rich pasts, lush nature preserves, wildlife refuges, and many historical sites.
116 Queen St Beaufort, NC
Beaufort’s Original Inlet Inn
If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable Inn that offers the privacy of a hotel but with the amenities, charm, and service of a bed and breakfast, and you want the best view in Beaufort, this is the place for you. Located near all Invasion action!
601 Front St. Beaufort, NC
Morehead City Lodging
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
20% off your stay
The Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Morehead City is located right off Highway 70 perfectly situated for a leisure or business stay. We are just a short drive to enjoy the beautiful Crystal Coast. Relax in our outdoor pool or work out in our fitness center and enjoy our complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar for a great beginning to your day with our signature cinnamon rolls.
5063 Executive Dr.; Morehead City, (252) 247-5001
Econo Lodge Crystal Coast
A stay at Econo Lodge Crystal Coast places you in the heart of Morehead City, within a 15-minute walk of Carteret Community College and Morehead Plaza Shopping Center. This motel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Big Rock Stadium and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Olympus Dive Center.
3410 Bridges St, Morehead City, (252) 247-2940
Bogue Banks Lodging
20% off your stay
Stay, play, and explore the waterway at Palm Suites in Atlantic Beach on the Bogue Sound. Palm Suites is the perfect location for your trip to the Crystal Coast. Convenient to fishing, shopping, kayaking, and some of Carteret County’s best restaurants. Palm Suites offers hotel-style affordability with beach cottage conveniences – each suite includes a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Each suite is individually owned, furnished, and decorated – some offer a living space separated from your sleeping area, while others focus on your sleeping needs.
602 West Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach (855) 414-7256
(Pine Knoll Shores)
The Atlantis is a premier oceanfront hotel located in the middle of a maritime forest directly on the Atlantic Ocean. We are a small, pet friendly, family oriented lodge that prides itself in preserving the environment around us. We are not an ordinary motel in an ordinary place, but a very special place on the Crystal Coast.
123 Salter Path Road, Pine Knoll Shores, 252-726-5168
Atlantic Beach Resort
715 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512-5313
Enjoy an idyllic stay on the Bogue Banks at Atlantic Beach Resort, a Ramada by Wyndham, within walking distance of the beach and three miles from Fort Macon State Park, where you can tour a Civil War fort, go for a swim, and hike on scenic trails. Surrounded by dining options, our non-smoking hotel is close to Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. If you’re flying in, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is 34 miles away. Relax with our well-appointed guest condos, pools, tennis courts, and free WiFi.
20% off your stay
Whether you’re here for vacation or business, let us make sure you’re as cozy as possible. Feel right at home in our interior corridor, 100% non-smoking corporate and family-friendly (yes, the furry ones as well) hotel. Our hotel features a large outdoor seasonal saltwater pool, and you can stay in shape in our 24-hour fitness center. Our oversized guest rooms feature sleeper sofas, microwaves refrigerators, in-room coffee makers, hairdryers, and iron and ironing boards.
118 Salter Path Road Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 28512
Inn at Pine Knoll Shores
Located in Pine Knoll Shores, The Inn At Pine Knoll Shores is by the ocean, a 4-minute drive from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and 7 minutes from Country Club of the Crystal Coast. This beach hotel is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from Coral Bay Shopping Center and 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from Anchorage Marina.
511 Salter Path Rd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Gloucester House is a plantation colonial constructed on the banks of Sleepy Creek in Gloucester NC….it was built in 2000 from a classic southern design and is often mistaken for an older historical home. We are located in the country down a quiet dead-end road surrounded by the Core Sound and Sleepy Creek. We host Airbnb guests only in two guest bedrooms decorated in a cozy country design.
195 Sleepy Point Road, Gloucester, NC, United States, North Carolina