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

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Northern Beaches 3

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Southport 2

New Bern 2

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British Cemetery

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On May 11, 1942, the HMS Bedfordshire, an armed British trawler on loan to the United States, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and...

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Hyde County's Lake Mattamuskeet is the largest natural lake in North Carolina. Fed only by rainwater and runoff, the lake is 3 feet below...

Ocracoke Island Beaches

  • Beach–Sight

The 16 miles of undeveloped shoreline here was named America's number one beach in 2007 by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, director of the...

Ocracoke Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

This lighthouse is a photographer's dream. Built in 1823, it's the second-oldest operating lighthouse in the United States (Sandy Hook,...

Ocracoke Pony Pen

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

From the observation platform, 6 miles southwest of Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry landing, you can look out at the descendants of the Banker...

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Run by the local preservation society, the museum contains photographs and artifacts illustrating the island's lifestyle and history.

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