North Carolina Coastal Towns and Beaches

nc towns
and beaches

alphabetical listing


ATLANTIC BEACH

 

AVON BEACH

 

BALDHEAD ISLAND

 

BEAUFORT

 

BUXTON

 

CALABASH

 

CAROLINA BEACH

 

CAROVA

 

CASWELL BEACH

 

CEDAR ISLAND

 

COROLLA BEACH

 

DUCK

 

EMERALD ISLE

 

FORT FISHER

 

FRISCO

 

HAMMOCKS BEACH

 

HATTERAS

 

HOLDEN BEACH

 

INDIAN BEACH

 

KILL DEVIL HILLS

 

KITTY HAWK

 

KURE BEACH

 

NAGS HEAD

 

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH

 

OAK ISLAND

 

OCEAN ISLE BEACH

 

OCRACOKE

 

PEA ISLAND

 

PINE KNOLL SHORES

 

ROANOKE ISLAND

 

RODANTHE

 

SALVO

 

SANDERLING

 

SHALLOTTE

 

SOUTHERN SHORES

 

SOUTHPORT

 

SUNSET BEACH

 

SURF CITY

 

TOPSAIL BEACH

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

 

WAVES

 

WILMINGTON

 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

 

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Welcome To Coastal North Carolina

North Carolina Coast Beaches are among some of the most beautiful and serene coastal setting to be found on the Atlantic Coast. And can be divided into Five Main Areas that includes the towns and beaches from the South Carolina to Virginia state line.

 

Whether you are looking for that perfect NC Beach Vacation Destination or plan on making
North Carolina Coastal Living dreams come true in your future. You will find an overview of all the wonderful options the North Carolina Coast has available here.

 

 

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Brunswick Islands Beaches

The southern most section of North Carolina beaches are the Brunswick County Islands, that are known as the Brunswick Islands Beaches. The southern most is Calabash at the North Carolina State line. Next is the small island town of Sunset Beach. Separated by Tubbs Inlet is the next island town of Ocean Isle Beach. The Shallotte River inlet divides Ocean Isle from the west end of Holden Beach, the next island town. At the east end of Holden Beach, the Lockwood Folly River Inlet, separates the largest of the Brunswick Islands, Oak Island, which includes Caswell Beach. The last of the Brunswick Barrier Islands, Baldhead Island is accessible only by ferry from Southport, which is a mainland town. All the the Brunswick Islands Beaches are separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

Cape Fear Coast

The next section of North Carolina Beaches are called the North Carolina Cape Fear Coast. This is because of their separation from the mainland by the Cape Fear River. The Cape Fear Coast towns include Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and the mainland port city of Wilmington NC.

 

Topsail Island

Above the Cape Fear Coast is the North Carolina towns and beaches of Topsail Island. Included , are the Topsail Island Beaches of Topsail Beach, Surf City, North Topsail Beach and Hammocks Beach. Sneads Ferry and Swansboro are the two mainland towns in the Topsail Island Beaches Area.

 

North Carolina Crystal Coast

The next section of North Carolina coastal communities, also located on barrier islands, called the North Carolina Crystal Coast. They begin with Emerald Island to the south and continue north to Indian Beach, then Pine Knoll Shores, and Atlantic Beach in NC. The next island north is Cape Lookout National Seashore, a National Preserve. Included in the North Carolina Crystal Coast are the mainland towns of Morehead City and Beaufort.

 

North Carolina Outer Banks

The last and longest section of the North Carolina Barrier Islands is the
North Carolina Outer Banks. Your southern access from the mainland towns of Cedar Island or Swan Quarter, takes you by ferry to the southern most Outer Banks Island of Ocracoke. Traveling north from Ocracoke you come to Hatteras. The first town within a section that make up the Cape Hatteras National Shore. A sub-group of North Carolina coastal communities and beaches within the Outer Banks. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore include Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton, Avon, Salvo, Waves, and Rodanthe.

 

Continuing north, the upper part of the North Carolina Outer Banks include the towns of,
Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Duck, Sanderling, Corrolla, and Carova. Located behind Nags Head is the small island of Roanoke Island on which the town of Manteo is located.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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