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The North Carolina Coast Travel Guide

The North Carolina Coast Top Experiences

Want to learn more about The North Carolina Coast? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Carolina Beach Music

Carolina Beach Music may have been born far south of the Outer Banks, but these happy tunes are beloved all along the North Carolina shore....


First in Flight

December 17, 1903, was a cold and windy day on the Outer Banks, but Wilbur and Orville Wright took little notice. The slightly built brothers...


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 century...


Day Trip: North Carolina Coastal Drive

North Carolina's coast is a string of stunning barrier islands linked by two-lane roads and dotted with hidden gems that beg exploration. The...


North Carolina Lighthouses

A flashing beacon winks from one of North Carolina's "mighty seven" lighthouses that still guide mariners along the state's treacherous shore...


Hang Ten

You can hardly walk a North Carolina beach without encountering a surfer. Watching them ride waves large and small might convince you to grab...


North Carolina's Best Beaches

Nags Head Couples, families, and friends all find options along Nags Head, where 11 miles of beaches include many with lifeguards. Plenty...


Top Reasons to Go

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

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