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Find locally inspired restaurants and shops, things to do, as well as featured attractions, events and more throughout Onslow County.  From the rural coastal plains community of Richlands to Jacksonville, as well as the coastal towns of Swansboro and Sneads Ferry, and beautiful North Topsail Beach, there is something unique to see, experience and do, #OnlyinOnslow.

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The Place Where Beauty and Pride Come Together

Located at the central coast of North Carolina, family fun adventures await in Onslow’s Great Outdoors. Our coastal location makes being out on the water nearly a year-round opportunity with a variety of adventures on tap. As home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, our area is steeped in military tradition and history that inspires our visitors to experience a unique and palpable sense of heartfelt patriotism that is all their own. From our rural coastal plains region, all the way out to North Topsail Beach, Sneads Ferry, and the quaint historic waterfront town of Swansboro, unforgettable family memories are made in Onslow.

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Meet Locals

Mike & Theresa Lowe, Owners of Mike’s Farm

All’s quiet now, but soon it will be supper time at Mike’s Farm, and visitors hungry for platters of fried chicken and the rest of the family-style meal will have the restaurant hopping with activity. Flaky biscuits stuffed with salt-cured ham, macaroni and cheese, pork roast, and sweet tea, served over ice in mason jars, will fill the tables, giving diners a sense of what it used to taste like to eat at Grandma’s house. Supper time is busy, and the long row of rocking chairs spread across the front porch will get a good workout as people wait their turn to enter the dining room.

“We have a lot of people come, too, who have families scattered out, and this is a central place for them. They’ll come here and have their meal together.”

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We've got pies of all kinds, shapes, and sizes in Onslow County from the country to the coast! How about these four!

1️⃣ Riverview Cafe's key lime pie
2️⃣ The Angry Ginger Irish Pub's cottage pie
3️⃣ Mike's Farm's hand pies
4️⃣ Darel's Bakery & Sweets of Jacksonville's mini pies!

What's your favorite? #NationalPieDay #OnlyinOnslow

On National Cheese Lover's Day, we're heading over to Church Street Deli, Pub, & Inn in Swansboro! They've got a menu of deli sandwiches a mile long! They are truly a hometown favorite. #OnlyinOnslow

⏰ Wed, Thurs - 11am to 6pm, Fri, Sat - 11am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 5pm
📍 105 W. Church Street, Swansboro

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When the time is right, we can't wait to see you at the central coast of North Carolina, #OnlyinOnslow. It's National #ShopforTravel Day. Check out our beautiful website to do your trip planning! #TravelConfidently (link in bio) ...

Who's ready to get active out on North Topsail Beach? Sign up for Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission's Annual Sledgehammer Beach Run on February 6 from 8 am to 11am.
#JOSC #OnlyinOnslow 👟🌊

Happy New Year!!! Here's to traveling forward into 2021 with gratitude and confidence! We look forward to seeing you at the central coast of North Carolina #OnlyinOnslow #TravelConfidently ...

Wishing you and your friends and family a Very Merry Christmas! #OnlyinOnslow ...

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a beautiful beach sunset at North Topsail Beach in Onslow County with family! #onlyinonslow #visitjacksonvillenc #beachlife ...