Newport River pier and ramp

The waterfront world of Beaufort, Morehead City, the Shackleford Banks, and everything in between is at a mariner’s fingertips when they launch from the Newport River Pier and Ramp. Located directly on the water in between Morehead City and Beaufort, this sprawling launch site is a popular destination for visiting and local mariners alike.

The Newport River Boat Ramp features a total of six launching lanes that can accommodate vessels of all sizes, as well as parking for at least 56 vehicles with trailers as well as on-site public restrooms. As a result of this ample space, the ramp is one of the largest launching sites in the Crystal Coast area. In addition, the area features a fishing pier that extends 575’ ft. into the water and which is a popular casting spot for a wide array of species, such as bluefish, spot and croaker. Best of all, from this launching point, boaters can reach a myriad of area waterways and destinations including the Newport River, the Back and Bogue Sounds, and even the Cape Lookout National Seashore. With a central location, the Newport River Pier and Ramp is one of the Crystal Coast’s most convenient destinations for miles of fun on the water.

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

Newport River pier and ramp

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