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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 southern 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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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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A December sunrise at North Topsail Beach to remember. 📸: J. Fusco ...

🎁 Onslow's many unique shops, boutiques and restaurants throughout all of our small coastal towns and communities have pulled out all the stops and are stocked full with great gift ideas for #SmallBusinessSaturday! Thank you for shopping local #OnlyinOnslow!

#ShopLocal #SmallBusiness #SupportSmallBusiness #DestinationShopping #NCSouthernCoast #SneadsFerry #JacksonvilleNC #Swansboro #RichlandsNC #NorthTopsailBeach #OnslowCounty #ShopSmall

🚴🏾 Enjoy Onslow's Great Outdoors with friends and family! Crisp autumn days are the perfect time to hit the biking trails #OnlyinOnslow!

#NCBikingTrails #OnslowOutdoors #JacksonvilleNC #BikingTrail #OnslowCounty #FamilyTime

Being together and giving thanks around the dinner table pair well with sunny skies and a high of 65 degrees at North Topsail Beach! Fall is a wonderful time for a family beach vacation at NC's Southern Coast!

#OnlyinOnslow #NorthTopsailBeach #FamilyBeachVacation #ThanksgivingAtTheBeach #NTB #TopsailIsland #NTB

Long walks along the ocean's edge at sunrise, coffee in hand. Ahhhh...It's one of the coziest times of the year at North Topsail Beach!

#OnlyinOnslow #NorthCarolinaBeaches #NorthTopsailBeach #TopsailIsland #VisitNC #FallBeachGetaway #FamilyAtTheBeach #NTB #NCBeaches #SunriseAtTheBeach #BeachSunrise

Dinner at Saltwater Grill in Swansboro is looking warm, cozy. festive and delicious!

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