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Visitors to this region of the state can learn about all counties, cities, and towns in which to find attraction, public interest and destination. This article focuses heavily on the Outer Banks, Crystal Coast, and areas near Wilmington. Additionally, find information on national parks, seashore, history, and tourism interest for this East Coast region. Major city and town locations will include Wilmington, Jacksonville, Morehead City, Cape Hatteras, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Cape Lookout.
Get visitors guide information on the Cape Lookout National Seashore, it’s historic lighthouse, diving shipwrecks, coastal ecosystem, cabins for lodging, fishing, whale watching, area wild horses, and ferry system to access this national park and seashore.
Our Facebook page is an informative resource for local information and insights to the mid-Atlantic coast events, destinations, and attraction in the Tarheel State. Our Twitter feed is also a good resource that is updated frequently to answer questions about regional interest, news, and other information.
Learn about the region of the state called The Crystal Coast which is part of the southern Outer Banks and Bogue Banks. This area is a small, quaint, southern town largely dependent on commercial fishing but is a international tourist destination for people who love quiet beaches, endless sand dunes and white sand beaches, blue water, and an abundance of aquatic mammals, wild horses that roam beaches, barrier islands, and historical importance. City and town information for Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Shackleford Banks, and Cape Lookout.
The largest sound and lagoon on the East Coast of the United States, this area of the mid-Atlantic is it’s own ecosystem of marine life, marine mammals, lighthouses, world-class commercial and recreational fishing, harvesting of seafood, bird watching, kayaking and canoeing adventures, and diving of shipwrecks going back to colonial days. Information in this article will educate tourist about the many estuaries and saltwater marshes that make up the Pamlico Sound and their importance to the state seafood industry which drives the local economy. Major city and town information for Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Buxton.
The Bogue Sound is a part of the larger network of waterways that make up the Pamlico Sound and is a popular visitors and family vacation region for people from around the world who love non-commercialized beaches. This article focuses on the communities of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach, Salter Path, and Emerald Isle. Additionally, this article covers fishing in Bogue Sound, coastal ecology, conservation, and the many barrier islands and saltwater marshes in this waterway in Carteret County NC.
With over 350 shipwrecks and artificial reefs within a 50 miles radius of Cape Lookout, Ocracoke Island, Bogue Banks, and Cape Hatteras, this region is a internationally acclaimed scuba diving destination and attraction. In this article, you can learn about the general area, and talk to other saltwater diving enthusiast that know this local area well. Furthermore, this article will touch on the over 40 smaller barrier islands near Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, Ocracoke Island, and Cape Hatteras where diving is also popular.
This article focuses on the over 40 barrier islands in the mid-Atlantic region of the Tarheel State where it is not uncommon to see wild horse herds, an abundance of seafood to harvest, world-class fishing and diving adventures, remote and secluded islands only accessible by boat or ferry, and sprawling sand dunes and beaches.
Information on the largest blue marlin fishing tournaments on the East Coast USA and one of the largest in the world. This annual attraction and event attracts over 10,000 people to downtown Morehead City and over 200 boats all in pursuit of the allusive blue marlin. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament prize money is approaching almost $2 million dollars and helps to support Crystal Coast charities. This tournament takes place out in the warm Gulf Stream waters of the mid-Atlantic.
The seafood festival in Morehead City is an annual event over three days that features live bands on three stages, exhibits and education about the seafood industry and it’s contribution to the economy of the Tarheel State. The seafood festival also features kids rides, food tastings, coastal recipe exhibits, and more.
If you are a weather fanatic and interested in learning about hurricane season, what forms them, and how to track them, then this article is for you. Before planning your next East Coast USA vacation, learn about whether the weather will cooperate.
Hurricane Florence hit the mid-Atlantic and East Coast USA in September of 2018 causing overwhelming damage to the region. While Hurricane Florence was not a strong storm, it caused catastrophic damage to places like Morehead City, Beaufort, Jacksonville, and Wilmington because it stalled and unleashed hurricane force winds over these areas for over 3 days.
Taylor Creek and the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve is located just off of downtown Beaufort and is an important waterway in the eastern region of the area for it’s exotic photography, abundant shorebirds, wild horses, saltwater marshes, and other wildlife and nature displays. This waterway is protected by the national parks system. This is a great tourist destination and attraction for those visiting the state.
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