Coastal North Carolina
North Carolina Coast
The North Carolina coast comprises 300 miles of barrier island beaches, each with its own unique vibe and variety of things to do. And quaint coastal towns and endless activities guarantee there’s always something new to explore – a fresh perspective in a familiar setting that brings visitors back year after year. For more information visit https://www.visitnc.com/coast.
North Carolina Cities & Regions
The Blue Ridge Parkway travels 252 miles in North Carolina’s mountains, with ample exits for weekend getaways from Asheville to Boone. Cities like Charlotte, Durham and Greensboro exude rich character perfect to explore on a romantic escape. Coastal towns like New Bern and Wilmington blend modern charm and history. And 300 miles of beaches guarantee family vacation fun from the Outer Banks to Bald Head Island to Emerald Isle. For more information visit https://www.visitnc.com/cities-regions.
North Carolina Lighthouses
A total of seven coastal lighthouses dot North Carolina's shoreline from the Outer Banks to the Brunswick Islands. Though long ago they protected adventurers from our treacherous shores, today they draw visitors for some of the most incredible views you’ll ever see. For more information visit https://www.visitnc.com/story/SBTV/coastal-lighthouses-to-explore-in-north-carolina.
North Carolina Fishing Piers
Many saltwater anglers land their first fish from a pier and they have always been an excellent way to enjoy fishing in North Carolina. Unfortunately fishing piers have been under increasing financial pressure from real estate development and hurricanes and more are closing every year. The North Carolina fishing piers that remain offer what is quite simply some of the best pier fishing in the world.
Page updated: 10/24/18