North Carolina's Most Overlooked Beaches
Popular North Carolina beaches like Cape Hatteras are just the start to the state's many great beaches. Discover the coastline's most overlooked beaches, neither too remote nor too crowded.Filed under:
Take the boardwalk down to the ocean at Topsail Beach. This quiet beach community of 500 residents is located on the southernmost tip of Topsail Island, a 26-mile barrier island off North Carolina’s coast. The beach comes with a laidback vibe (high-rise development is prohibited here). It’s also a great place to find some of the best conch seashells on the East Coast that wash up after a storm, particularly in the late summer or early fall.
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Stretching for 130 miles along the Atlantic coast, North Carolina's Outer Banks are a skinny strip of barrier islands with sandy dunes and frothy surf on one side and a gentle sound on the other.
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