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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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Captain Darryl Marsh, Owner of Marsh Cruises

Taking one hand off the steering wheel of his 23-foot-BayRyder Skiff, Captain Darryl Marsh expertly maneuvers through Bogue Inlet near Swansboro as he points to a spit of land that has caught his attention. Known locally as “Shark’s Teeth Island,” the narrow strip is manmade, created when the inlets were dredged, and the deeper, shell-filled soil was brought to the surface and dumped.

“The sand is super shelly and chockfull of broken shells,” Marsh says. “It’s almost a guarantee you’re going to find shark’s teeth.”

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We`re #ExploringOnslow for Year of The Trail NC and this month we`re showcasing Hammocks Beach State Park!
Step into Hammocks Beach State Park and explore 1,500 acres of flourishing nature. Hike their 3-mile wooded trail that begins at the entrance of the park and winds through the entire grounds. Paddle the intercoastal waters that encompass the park`s shores. You can take their passeger ferry to Bear Island and stroll their 4-mile sandy beach. Hammocks Beach Sate Park will be your go-to destination for summer adventures!
Learn more about Hammocks Beach State Park and the Year of The Tral in Onslow at ⤵
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We made the cover of the June Issue @ourstatemag! Come experience our coastal “catch” and flavors in Onslow County from shrimping to local seafood. Featuring Clyde Phillips Seafood Market, Hammocks Beach State Park, @saltwaterswansboro in Swansboro. Plus Reel Livin’ Fishing Charters and @riverview_cafe_sf in Sneads Ferry. Be sure to pick up this issue and read the stories. #onlyinonslow #visitswansboronc #ourstate #ncshrimp #visitnc ...

It’s strawberry season at @mikesfarmnc! 🍓 ...

🌅Wish you were here!

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