Outer Banks coastline, nicknamed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its shipwrecks
NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort
Bald Head Island Lighthouse in North Carolina's Brunswick Islands
Pirate tour in Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington
Blackbeard historical marker in Bath
Blackbeard & Maritime History
Blackbeard had a lot of hideouts, but North Carolina was his only home
It’s been 300 years since Blackbeard and other pirates marauded the North Carolina shoreline, but tales of their exploits remain alive and well today. Visit coastal communities like Beaufort, Bath and Ocracoke to retrace their footsteps at maritime museums, on walking tours and during pirate festivals.