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 many years since, we have celebrated that part of our history and the Invasion has become Beaufort’s largest annual event. Join us this year for our 60 year anniversary 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 last year we brought over $5000 back to homeport. Please donate to help support our continued effort to keep our history alive.
Beaufort is an 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!
Beaufort Inn is the perfect place to relax in historic Beaufort. We are located right on the water and in the heart of the historic district. Easy walk to all Invasion venues!
101 Ann St. – Beaufort, 252-728-2600
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 in the center of all Invasion action!
601 Front St. – Beaufort, 252-728-3600
Pecan Tree Inn
Built around 1866, the stately Pecan Tree Inn is located in the heart of the beautiful Beaufort Historic District and is known throughout the Southeast as the place to stay for shoreside accommodations in Beaufort. Relax in one of our seven elegant, handsomely furnished and decorated private guest rooms, with it’s own private bath.
116 Queen St., Beaufort, (252) 728-6733
Morehead City Lodging
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
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
The Hampton Inn offers 118 guest rooms and suites, waterviews, and a large pool and patio. Ammenities include free high-speed internet, hot breakfast, and use of the fitness center. A short drive to the Invasion as well as to the beaches along the Crystal Coast!
4035 Arendell St. – Morehead City, 252-240-2300
Bogue Banks Lodging
Stay, play and explore the waterway at Palm Suites – located 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 Counties best restaurants. Palm Suites gives you hotel-style affordability with beach cottage conveniences – each suite including a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Each suite is individually owned, furnished and decorated – some offering 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