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Bargain Beach Vacations in North Carolina

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Spring Break is just around the corner and it’s time to start making plans.  North Topsail Beach is known as a top bargain beach destination in North Carolina.  Located on a barrier island, North Topsail has a reputation for its amazing beauty and a wide variety of coastal wildlife. You won’t find a plethora of high-rises and towering condo buildings here.  Rather, you’ll discover sea turtle nests on the beach, exceptional fishing locales and many unobstructed views for birdwatching.  Are you an outdoor adventurer?  Book a jet ski tour to see spectacular views of the whole island from the water.

So many of us don’t like to leave home without our furry family members!  Vacationers and locals enjoy North Topsail Beach’s  pet-friendly, relaxed and unspoiled public beach access along with free parking.

Don’t Miss:  If you are looking for some Spring Break fun after the sun, The Trailer Bar is a casual and laid back one-of-a-kind spots to catch a good band or play a round of pool.  Affectionately noted as one of the best “hole-in-the-wall joints” in North Carolina with an extensive wine list, by Our State Magazine, there’s a little something for everyone here.

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Just minutes away is Sneads Ferry, well known as the “Shrimp Capital of the East Coast”.

Have some of the best fresh seafood you’ve ever tasted at the local family-owned favorite, Riverview CafeLocated right on the water, the fishing boats that bring in the fresh-caught shrimp are part of the ambiance.  Blackbeard’s Waterfront Bar & Restaurant is another great spot for a family lunch or dinner.  Stroll out onto the docks and check out the amazing views.

Take a little time to explore and shop at The Turtle Factory.  They’ve got an amazing assortment of trinkets, souvenirs, gifts and hand-made artwork from local artists.  If you need a break from the sun, check out their schedule of pottery painting classes.

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Don’t Miss:  Head over to the Town of Surf City and visit The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center,  a top attraction for families and animal lovers!  The volunteer-led tour of the hospital offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with rescued sea turtles while learning about how to protect the species.

Where to Stay

The area offers a  great value for Spring Breakers and families looking to explore the entire coastal region of North Carolina.   We are located within a short drive from many regional attractions and points of interest.  Check out the Quality Inn – Sneads Ferry/North Topsail Beach as well as the Hampton Inn – Sneads Ferry/North Topsail Beach – which is a brand new hotel due to open in March 2018!

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More Things to Do

Outdoor adventurers enjoy seeing the natural wonder and beauty along the intercoastal waterways and the New River in JacksonvillePaddle NC offers kayak tours and rentals and has numerous locations throughout Onslow County to get out on the water.

If you’re looking for something to do with your crew indoors, check out one of the top-rated family fun activities in Jacksonville, Cracked It! Escape Games.

For more information about our area, visit our website at OnlyInOnslow.com.  We look forward to seeing you here!

Onslow County Tourism

Onslow County Tourism

As one of North Carolina’s oldest counties, Onslow County reflects a rich and varied history.  It’s also the proud home of the Marines of Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger.

The county has been graced with an extraordinary natural beauty: over 30 miles of wide, unspoiled beaches, waters teeming with an abundance of marine life, forests filled with wildlife, and rich farmland to harvest.

Today, you can explore everything from military and historic monuments to beautiful waterways and beaches to friendly spots to eat and play.