Cape Fear is an iconic North Carolina landmark south of Wilmington along the Carolina Coast. The region surrounding Cape Fear in North Carolina is populated with small resort communities on sandy beaches. You'll find Pleasure Island on the shores of the Cape Fear river, Bald Head Island at its estuary, and Ocean Isle Beach in its tidewater. This region lacks the fishing-village charm of the Outer Banks, but is home to several undeveloped and pristine nature preserves that you and your family can explore during your Cape Fear beach vacation!
We Recommend the Following Destinations During a Cape Fear Vacation:
- Bald Head Island is one of North Carolina's best-kept secret!. This nature preserve and resort community can only be reached from the mainland by ferry or seaplane. With the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and mild year-round weather, Bald Head Island is a semi-tropical island filled with Sabal Palms. Visit Bald Head Island and rest on 14 miles of marvelous, wide, unspoiled, golden beaches that not only face the east, but also the west and the south, presenting spectacular views of the sun rising and setting over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Sunset Beach is another popular destination in North Carolina. This small beach community is at the very southern tip of North Carolina, close to the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach. This intimate island community is on the shores of the Bird Island State Preserve, an intertidal flatland and barrier island which has set aside and protected from development. This charming destination is perfect for families looking to relax away from city life, or explore a part of North Carolina untouched since before Columbus. Visit Sunset Beach to experience this coastal gem!
- Ocean Isle Beach is one of the most popular tourist destination in North Carolina. Visitors to Ocean Isle Beach can experience water slides and theme parks on the shores of the Atlantic, or learn about the maritime history of North Carolina. Experience Ocean Isle beach with a house rental and learn more about this popular tourist town which is packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy!
The Cape Fear region of southern North Carolina is a fascinating part of the state, home to some of the most diverse vacation destinations on the Eastern Seaboard. Ocean Isle Beach, Bald Head Island,
and Sunset Beach are each amazingly different cities for a beach vacation, each with something special to offer to the discerning vacationer. Experience a relaxing summer resort, an exciting coastal adventure, or a family escape in a tourist wonderland, all along the shores of North Carolina.