The North Carolina Coast

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

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  • 1. Jennette's Pier

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    Built in 1939, Jennette's Pier was North Carolina's oldest wooden ocean-fishing pier until 2003 when Hurricane Isabel knocked it down. In 2009...Read More

  • 2. Ocracoke Island Beaches

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    The 16 miles of undeveloped shoreline here are often considered some of the best beaches in America. These beaches are among the least populated...Read More

  • 3. Cape Lookout Beach

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

  • 4. Carolina Beach

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    With ice-cream cones and paddleboats, flashing arcade lights and seashell souvenirs, Carolina Beach's old-fashioned boardwalk is steeped in...Read More

  • 5. Coquina Beach

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    In the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, but just a few miles south of Nags Head off North Carolina Highway 12, at mile marker 26, Coquina is...Read More

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    6. Kure Beach

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    Family memories are made on tall ocean piers where kids reel in their first big catches. You can swim, beachcomb, kiteboard over the big blue...Read More

    Kure Beach
  • 7. Nags Head Beaches

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    Forty-three public Atlantic beach access points and five sound-side access points make Nags Head the perfect place to hit the shore, no matter...Read More

  • 8. Shackleford Banks

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    Wild, wooded, and undeveloped, this 7½-mile-long barrier island, the southernmost part of Cape Lookout National Seashore, is made even more...Read More

  • 9. Wrightsville Beach

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    Clean, wide beaches here provide the setting for all sorts of water sports. Surfers dominate fine morning waves while newbies take lessons on...Read More

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