The North Carolina Coast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Carolina Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Wilmington 12

Morehead City 6

Nags Head 6

Ocracoke Island 6

Kure Beach and Carolina Beach 5

Roanoke Island 5

Cape Lookout National Seashore 4

Hatteras Island 4

Northern Beaches 3

Beaufort 2

Southport 2

New Bern 2

Wrightsville Beach 1

Bodie Island 1

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Museum/ Gallery 9

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 3

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 7

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Town/ Village 2

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Cape Lookout Beach

  • Beach–Sight

White sand beaches, blue-green waters, and a tall lighthouse mark this quiet beach at the southern tip of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

When the original red-and-white-striped 1812 lighthouse proved too short and unstable, the 1859 structure was built to replace it. The...

Portsmouth Village

  • Town/Village

Inhabited from 1753 until the early 1970s, the village listed 685 permanent residents at its peak in 1860, according to the census that...

Shackleford Banks

  • Beach–Sight

Wild, wooded, and undeveloped, this 7½-mile-long barrier island, part of Cape Lookout National Seashore, is made even more magical by...

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