The North Carolina Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your The North Carolina Coast Vacation

Three hundred miles of breathtaking barrier islands make North Carolina's coastline a beach lover's dream. White sands and pristine waters, lighthouses, and all sorts of wonderful vacation homes mark the shore. Athletes, history buffs, anglers, shoppers, and children find plenty do here, but snoozing along the quiet shore is just as appealing.

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The North Carolina Coast Hotels

Hundreds of rental properties are available. Small beach cottages can be had, but increasingly so-called sand... read more

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The North Carolina Coast Restaurants

Raw bars serve oysters and clams on the half shell; some seafood houses sell each day's local catch, be it tuna, wahoo,... read more

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The North Carolina Coast Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Water, water everywhere: Surfers delight in Cape Hatteras's formidable waves. Kayakers and boaters prefer the Crystal Coast's... Read more

  • North Carolina Beaches

    "Endless beaches" is hardly an overstatement when it comes to North Carolina's coast. From the north end's Outer Banks to the Central... Read more

  • North Carolina Lighthouses

    A flashing beacon in the distance marks one of North Carolina's "mighty seven" lighthouses that still guide mariners along the state's... Read more

  • Day Trip: North Carolina Coastal Drive

    North Carolina's coast is a string of stunning barrier islands with long, two-lane roads and hidden gems that beg exploration. The most... Read more

  • North Carolina's Pirates

    North Carolina's coast was a magnet for marauding sea dogs during the Golden Age of Piracy, a period in the first quarter of the 18th... Read more

  • Mini-Golf

    There seems to be an unspoken competition among miniature golf courses to come up with the most outrageous themes and outlandish decor.... Read more

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