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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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The Terwilliger Family, Owners of Riverview Cafe

Since it opened as an oyster bar in 1946, the Riverview Restaurant has earned a reputation among locals and tourists alike for fresh-off-the-boat seafood; in particular, shrimp. The Terwilliger family has been frying and broiling the best shrimp around since the days when a dollar could buy a fried shrimp dinner. A time-worn menu from 1946 hangs on the wall near the entrance, showing that a plate of fried shrimp was just as popular then as now.

“I have been cleaning fish that were literally swimming an hour before they’re on your plate. That’s as fresh as it gets in my opinion.  I can attest to that.”

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🇺🇲❤️ MEMORIAL DAY In honor and in memory of those servicemen and women that made the ultimate sacrifice, members of our local community, both on and off Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune placed flags graveside at the Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville across from Lejeune Memorial Gardens.

Today, there will be virtual Memorial Day Observance at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 11:00 am, held by Jacksonville’s local Military Order of the Purple Heart. See it live on the Jacksonville North Carolina Government Facebook Page.

Captain Lance shared a great view of last night’s sunset! 👌🏼🌅 Cant beat the views along the New River with @bayonetcruises in Jacksonville, NC!

Posted @withregram • @bayonetcruises Coming in last night.

A super activity-filled weekend is ahead all throughout Onslow County! Get out there and have some fun in the sun! Check out the line up on our Facebook Events Page. #OnlyinOnslow #OnslowOutdoors 🌞

🎈Bring the whole family out for the New River Splash Triathlon & FESTIVAL on Saturday in downtown Jacksonville! Celebrate the athletes, enjoy food trucks and kids activities!

🚣🏽‍♀️ Paddle the Intracoastal waterways on a eco tour or kayak with your dog with tour operators Pogie's Fishing Center and Swansboro Paddle Boarding! See events on both Saturday and Sunday!

🐎Juniper Creek Outfitters and Guide Service is having a fishing tourney and the Tarheel Horseman's Assoc - Open Horse show is taking place at Whippoorwill Arena. Both on Saturday.

👩🏽‍🤝‍👨🏻 Humphrey Farm is having a Saturday Night at the Farm event! Enjoy a great weekend!