Cape Lookout National Seashore (see our Attractions), which has three barrier islands and spans 56 miles of remote coastline from Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet, offers waterfront camping at its best — and plenty of privacy. You might see a ranger and a few anglers around the cabins or folks...more about Cape Lookout National Seashore
There are some good options for camping in Beaufort, NC. Most of the sites are in the area we call Down East, or all that region east of Beaufort all the way to Cedar Island, NC. There you will find a selection of tent and RV campgrounds.