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Natives pronounce it "Bah-dy" not "Bow-dy." Folklore claims the local pronunciation harks back to the days when this corner of the Graveyard of the Atlantic was known as "Bodies Island" because of all the dead seafarers who washed onto the shores. The island remains mostly barren, but the boardwalks and observation decks on its marshes offer excellent opportunities to watch wading birds and to kayak
or canoe through the inlets.
There's a feeling of having stepped back in time in this small, historic seaport with a charming boardwalk. Residents take great pride in the...
Extending for 55 miles from Portsmouth Island to Shackleford Banks, Cape Lookout National Seashore includes 28,400 acres of uninhabited, remote...