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. 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 the...Read More

  • 2. Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

    Historic District/Site

    The restored lifesaving station is now a museum that tells the story of the brave people who manned 29 stations that once lined the Outer Banks...Read More

  • 3. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

    Museum/Gallery

    Fort Raleigh is a restoration of the original 1584–90 earthworks that mark the beginning of English-colonial history in America. The site has...Read More

  • 4. Wright Brothers National Memorial

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the most popular photo sites on the Outer Banks, 5 miles south of Kitty Hawk, this 60-foot granite airplane's tail stands as a tribute...Read More

  • 5. 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 Anderson...Read More

  • 6. Somerset Place

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Drive about an hour inland (or a short detour if you're arriving on U.S. Route 64 from the west) to see one of North Carolina's best-preserved...Read More

  • 7. The Whalehead Club

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This 21,000-square-foot monument to gracious living was built in the 1920s as the private residence of a northern couple attracted by the area...Read More

  • 8. Zebulon Latimer House

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1852 in the Italianate Revival style, this home museum, with 600 Victorian items in its collection, is a reminder of opulent antebellum...Read More

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