Come Have Some Fun on the North Carolina Coast

From vibrant, distinctive cities, to quaint, charming towns, Coastal Carolina offers endless miles of breathtaking landscapes. No matter where you are at in your life, with a little bit of sand between your toes and the sound of waves nearby, there’s a North Carolina beach town to call home.

Some Highlights of the Coast

Arts & Culture

Historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina is home to art galleries galore. Featuring the best of regional and national fine art painting, photography and sculpture, you’ll find something to suit your tastes. Museums educate visitors with rotating exhibits, teach classes in the arts, and offer tours of historic Civil War sites.

Festivals

Music, arts, and entertainment thrill the senses on the North Carolina coast. Each year, festivals ensure that everyone gets to explore their interests. There’s hardly a weekend without opportunities to experience the culture, from historic reenactments to flower festivals, or oceanfront kite sailing to film festivals.

Outdoor

Dozens of parks dot the Carolina coast. Famous for its beauty, there’s no wrong way to spend the day here. Relax at the beach, paddle along in a kayak, take a hike on the miles of trails or enjoy some of North Carolina's best (and accessible) fishing spots. Campsites and cabins offer an easy way to extend your stay.

Shopping & Dining

Discover new treasures in century-old historic buildings. Quaint seaside shopping is a pleasure unto itself. From chic boutiques to surf shops, you’ll find one-of-a-kind items. When on the coast, it’s only natural to indulge in succulent seafood. A bevy of inspired restaurants awaits, offering global twists on local, fresh-from-the-sea ingredients.

Coastal Carolina Attractions

Our Favorite Annual Events

Carolina Beach Music Festival Early June

There’s no better way to welcome summer than with the annual Carolina Beach Music Festival. This longtime favorite of North Carolinians, the festival offers attendees a chance to dance barefoot on the sand. Pack your cooler with some snacks and beverages, and bring the whole family to enjoy sweet sounds and a day on the coast in the birthplace of Beach Music.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

North Carolina Seafood Festival Date

You’ll want to find yourself where seafood and sea-fun meet: at the North Carolina Seafood Festival. People from all over flock to Morehead City for this weekend-long party celebrating the fruits of the sea. There’s live music, amusement park rides, road races, and a sailing regatta. Ever wanted to shuck? You’re in luck! Oyster shucking lessons are available, and top shuckers will win prizes.

412 D Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Wilmington Riverfest Date

The Riverwalk, one of Wilmington’s most picturesque features, transforms each fall for the annual Riverfest! Set against a scenic backdrop, this festival is a non-stop, jam-packed weekend full of food, fun, and fireworks. With plenty of rides and activities for the kids, and a classic car show and arts & crafts exhibition for the adults, great memories are made for the whole family.

Wilmington Riverwalk

Come Home to Coastal North Carolina

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