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What to see in North Carolina Coast

North Carolina Coast Attractions


Home to all sorts of interesting attractions, the coastline of North Carolina is best loved for its protected wilderness areas, which ensure that vast swathes of the coast remain pristine and unspoiled, inviting nature lovers seeking peace and relaxation. Apart from the protected enclaves of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore, coastal state parks in North Carolina include Jockey's Ridge, Fort Macon, Hammocks Beach, Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher. The coastline is also honeycombed with islands, lagoons and estuaries, creating a natural playground for water sports and activities like bird watching and hiking, not to mention just lounging on the beautiful beaches. Popular islands along the coast include Bodie Island, Hetteras Island, Ocracoke Island and Roanoke Island.

The main urban travel hubs of the region are Wilmington, a charming laid-back city with many historic buildings, and New Bern, a small city located at the confluence of the Trent and the Neuse rivers very near the coast. Most visitors, however, choose to spend time in the small villages and resorts of North Carolina.


Atlantic Beach

A tiny town in the Crystal Coast region of North Carolina, Atlantic Beach is a popular beach resort offering water activities…

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Bald Head Island

Beautiful Bald Head Island lies off the tip of the Cape Fear peninsula, a serene retreat to a simpler way of life. Scattered…

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Kitty Hawk

Famous as the site of the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903, Kitty Hawk is a sleepy village on the North Carolina…

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Wilmington

Wilmington, restored through a massive revitalization effort about 30 years ago, is today as charming and quaint as Southern…

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