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 11

Kure Beach and Carolina Beach 8

Morehead City 6

Nags Head 6

Ocracoke Island 6

Hatteras Island 6

Roanoke Island 6

Cape Lookout National Seashore 4

Northern Beaches 3

Beaufort 2

Southport 2

New Bern 2

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Airlie Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

Designed first as a European-style garden showcasing plants in all four seasons, Airlie is an example of what conservation, restoration,...

Beaufort Historic Site

  • House/Mansion/Villa

In the center of town, the historic site consists of 10 buildings dating from 1732 to 1859, eight of which have been restored, including...

Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

  • Store/Shop/Mall

In honor of the soda's 100th anniversary in 1998, the local bottling company opened the Birthplace in the same corner store where teacher-turned...

Bodie Island Light Station

  • Museum/Gallery

The original Bodie (pronounced "body") lighthouse was constructed in 1847 but had to be abandoned in 1859 because of structural issues;...

British Cemetery

  • Cemetery

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...

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

About 10 miles north of Southport, you can explore the ruins and excavations of a colonial town and see the Civil War earthworks of Fort...

Burgwin-Wright Museum House

  • Garden/Arboretum

The colonial Georgian-style house General Cornwallis used as his headquarters in 1781 was built in 1771 on the foundations of a jail.

Cameron Art Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Formerly known as the St. John's Museum of Art, the Cameron, 4 miles south of downtown, is dedicated to the fine arts and crafts of North...

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

  • Museum/Gallery

Trace the natural, cultural, and social history of the lower Cape Fear region from its beginnings to the present in the oldest continuously...

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Authorized by Congress in 1794 to help prevent shipwrecks, this was the first lighthouse built in the region. The original structure...


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