The best North Carolina beaches for your beach vacation will be found at the Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras , Cape Fear, Holden Beach , Wrightsville Beach, Nags Head and the Ocrakoke islands and their beaches to name a few!
Perfect for family picnics, building sandcastles and flying kites you will enjoy the peace that comes from a beach vacation in North Carolina!
North Carolina beaches are more family oriented than other parts of the United States. You will not find many large beachfront hotels but you will enjoy the many North Carolina Coast Vacation rentals or homes where you will enjoy the company of family and friends.
Not only will you find an abundance of sandy beaches since North Carolina offers some of the largest sand dunes in all of the United States, but you will also find diversity in its marshes and wetlands! There are over 3,000 miles or 5,000Km. of ocean shores in North Carolina for you to explore.
You will enjoy the beaches in North Carolina but what is more is there are over plenty of championship golf courses to enjoy. The fishing along the North Carolina coast is excellent but there is also deep sea fishing or just fishing off the numerous piers. There is also great history of pirates such as Blackbeard and many shipwrecks.
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Nags Head holds the record for the amount of sand of all North Carolina beaches! If you ask why then we just have to tell you that Nags Head has the largest sand dune on the East Coast. Visiting Jockey's Ridge State Park can be quite a treat and you will enjoy the events they hold on a regular basis. You may also learn how to hangglide there while on your Nags Head beach vacation.
Cape Hatteras is home to one of the most popular family beaches in the United States. Making it so popular is the historic Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Most likely one of the most photographed lighthouses in the U.S.A.. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse attracts thousands of tourists each year. It is the 23rd tallest lighthouse in the world! Being part of the Outer Banks you will enjoy miles of beaches and all the activities that come with it. Enjoy surfing, kiteboarding, fishing and camping and just relaxing.
Visit Best Waterfront Destinations page Cape Hatteras Lighthouse here!
Here is the best of Hatteras Island.
Holden Beach has over 8 miles of beautiful beach. Holden Beach has been voted as having one of the top ten "family beaches" in North America! You will love your peaceful beach vacation if you are looking to relax and take in the sea air. Visit our page of Holden Beach, North Carolina to find out more about this lovely waterfront destination!
Here is where you will find the lovely towns and beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington Beach. All three of these lovely waterfront destinations on the North Carolina coast offer terrific beaches, fishing either from shore, piers or deep sea charters. You will love the ocean breezes, fresh air and so much more that these quaint little towns bring. Great family beach vacations are what you will find here.
This is our interactive map of North Carolina's best beaches. We have also shown the areas of the Southern, Central and Northern Coast Regions. North Carolina offers over 300 miles or almost 500Km. of beautiful beaches and also some incredible marshlands! We keep adding the best North Carolina beaches to this map to make your North Carolina beach vacation the very best it can be!
We sincerely hope this map, combined with Google's fantastic features, will be the best map you will find to start planning your North Carolina beach vacation.
We are just starting to develop our pages and our writer is quite likely visiting the North Carolina coast and its beaches as we speak!
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• Credits for Photos of North Carolina Beaches •
Top Photo: Flickr photo, aauriana
Holden Beach Pier: Steve B in Surf City NC
Kure Beach and pier: Flickr photo, goclimbin
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