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NC Seashore Information In Coastal Regions – Tourism And Visitor Recommendations

Request for information on NC seashore locations in coastal regions of the state that you have visited and recommend others see for tourism destinations and attractions.

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Southern Region

Under this section, we are requesting those that have taken family vacations along the Brunswick beaches and near Carolina Beach, Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach, and other locations in the Cape Fear area.

If you are looking for remote and quiet areas, then we recommend the Brunswick beaches over those near Wrightsville and Carolina beaches which are certainly more active and commercialized.

Which do you prefer in this region of Coastal NC?

Central Region

Under this section, we are including Topsail Island, North Topsail, and the Crystal Coast near Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Shackleford Banks, and Cape Lookout National Seashore. This area also includes Bogue Banks and sound.

Like the Brunswick beaches, this area offers visitors remote and unspoiled beaches that offer great southern hospitality. The seashore locations in this area offer a quaint area to explore the many barrier islands, wild horses, blue water, and miles of white sand dunes.

If you have visited Topsail Beach, what are some great attractions and destinations for those looking for a family vacation?

If you have visited the Crystal Coast, what are some great places to see in Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach?

In this area, we recommend seeing the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shore, the quiet small town of Beaufort NC along with the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve, and taking a ferry over to Shackleford Banks to see the wild horses, and to climb the lighthouse at Cape Lookout.

Northern Region – Outer Banks

In this section, we are requesting information on NC seashore locations near Ocracoke Island, Pamlico Sound, Cape Hatteras, Nags Head, Buxton, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk.

The Outer Banks of Coastal NC has a rich history and is a very popular family vacation destination for those that demand very remote beaches and seashore locations. Many of the locations in this area are only accessible by ferry or private boat but offer incredible views for wildlife viewing, commercial fishing heritage, whale and dolphin watching, and learning about the lighthouses on Ocracoke Island and Cape Hatteras.

This region of NC is also a international acclaimed destination for recreational fishermen and diving enthusiast who come for the hundreds of shipwrecks along the Outer Banks.

What are your recommendations for things to see and do on Ocracoke Island, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, in the Pamlico Sound, or NC seashore area near Cape Hatteras?

What ferry information can you give us and what areas did you visit by ferry?


What opportunities are there for camping or RV parks in these communities?

What guide services do you recommend for visiting the barrier islands, fishing, diving, or wildlife and nature viewing?

If you have vacationed along Eastern NC, which of the lighthouses have you visited and climbed? What is the history of these structures?

What airports in the coastal region of NC offer commercial flights versus those that offer general aviation services for private planes and helicopters?

Tell us about your experiences viewing the wild horse populations near Cedar Island, Shackleford Banks, or Corolla NC?

Did you visit any aquariums in Wilmington, Pine Knoll Shores, or Roanoke Island? What types of exhibits and educational opportunities do these aquariums offer?

Which NC seashore locations offer world-class opportunities for finding rare and unspoiled seashells?

What opportunities for lodging at motels and hotels are there along the areas that are very remote and not commercialized? Are these motels and hotels open during the off-season?

In the locations that we mentioned earlier, what are your recommendations for inshore and offshore fishing?

What are some great national parks or wildlife reserves that are offered in coastal areas? Are these establishments open in the off-season?

The seafood industry is very important to Eastern NC and our waters offer opportunities for any type of seafood that you love. What is your favorite seafood dishes and what restaurants did you visit for lunch or dinner?

What are some tourism and visitor travel areas did we fail to mention in this article that are important seashore areas in the state?

Counties represented: Brunswick, New Hanover, Pander, Carteret, Hyde, and Dare.

Area code: 252

Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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