North Carolina is one of the most popular beach destinations in America. Home to hundreds of small beach towns with sprawling, manor-style homes, North Carolina is perfect for the family looking to relax on their beach vacation. Visit North Carolina and experience the Outer Banks, a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands where you'll find hundreds of quaint fishing villages and resort destinations. Venture further south to The Crystal Coast, a smaller string of islands which are closer to the mainland and generally a bit more metropolitan. Enjoy the Cape Fear area by visiting Bald Head Island and Ocean Isle Beach, two of North Carolina's most exclusive resort communities. With so much to see, you might need to book two weeks on your next North Carolina rental vacation!
Considering Booking a North Carolina Beach Vacation? We Recommend These Regions:
- Visit the Outer Banks! The Outer Banks are a 200-mile string of barrier islands that stretch along the North Carolina coast. Visitors to the shores of the Outer Banks discover crisp, blue waters and mouthwatering Carolina Blue Crab. During your visit to the Outer Banks be sure to see the historic city of Corolla in Currituck County, where North Carolina's famous brick lighthouse can be found. You can also visit Kill Devil Hill, where the Wright brothers first took flight in 1903.
- Explore the Crystal Coast! Sometimes called the "South Outer Banks", this region contains the Emerald Isle and Beaufort. Visit the Crystal Coast and find packs of wild horses roaming free, powder-white sand beaches, and sprawling manor-size beach homes a short drive away from amusement and water parks, museums, and historic sites like Fort Macon.
- Experience Cape Fear! This iconic landmark of the Carolina coast is south of the Crystal Coast, near the Grand Strand of South Carolina. Cape Fear destinations include Bald Head Island, a secluded nature preserve and resort destination only reachable by ferry or seaplane, and Ocean Isle Beach the "Beverly Hills" of North Carolina. Visit Cape Fear and relax at your beach home in one of these communities patterned after New England fishing villages on the border of wild and beautiful nature preserves.
North Carolina is famous for the Outer Banks, but there's more to this state than Nags Head! North Carolina coastal destinations are often historic sites full of natural beauty. Far from the crowds, these destinations are perfect for families looking to relax and explore during their beach vacations. Book a beach house in North Carolina, and experience one of these exquisite regions!
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