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By tymorgan95 (10 McR Points) on Jul 29, 2015

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2 McR Points
April 4, 2016
Nice run. Easy. Beautiful ocean scenery.…

Written Directions

Begin the ride by crossing the Beaufort, NC bridge. Follow through beaufort and turn left onto Live Oak Street at the stoplight by No Name Pizza. Continue on straight US-70/Live Oak Street. Take a right onto US-70 at the second stoplight at the Express Mart gas station past East Carteret High School. Continue straight on US-70. Take a right at the BP gas station onto Harkers Island Road. Continue to the end of Harkers Island until you reach the Cape Lookout Visitor Center.


This route will take you through Beaufort all the way to the end of Harkers Island. The road through Beaufort is mainly commercial with some residential areas. Once you take a right onto US-70 after East Carteret High School, you will pass your first bridge. It is a gorgeous sight! You will pass several bridges until you reach the end of Harkers Island. From the end, you can see miles and miles of the outer banks and Cape Lookout lighthouse! The scenery is amazing, so be sure to take plenty of pictures!

Drive Enjoyment

The roads to Harkers Island from Beaufort are mainly straight with some fun curves. The roads are are recently paved, so there are no potholes or anything.

Tourism Opportunities

There are plenty of areas to get food and use the restroom through Beaufort. There are a few gas stations on the way to Harkers Island. On the island there's some great restaurants such as Sea Side Galley and Fish Hook Grill! Cape Lookout visitor center has water fountains and restrooms as well.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This is an excellent ride if you're in Eastern North Carolina!

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April 4, 2016
2 McR Points
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Nice run. Easy. Beautiful ocean scenery. Plenty of food in Beaufort. Go south after crossing to Atlantic Beach and go all the way to s.e. end 9f Emerald Isle. Then go north on 58 - there is an active motocross track there before you get to 17.
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