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Get Cozy at the Central Coast of North Carolina

The cooler weather of fall at North Carolina’s central coast in Onslow County brings with it a cozy vibe as well as a quiet and relaxing alternative to the busier spring and summer tourist months.  Being out on the water is nearly a year-round opportunity, whether for some fishing or to enjoy a specialty cruise […]

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Spooky Family Fun Things to Do This Fall

We’ve got some spooktacular family fun things to do this fall in Onslow County – from pumpkin carving, hayrides, haunted corn mazes, and more!  We appreciate everyone’s individual effort to keep us all safe while we all have fun at the same time.  Don’t forget to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and follow […]

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Hammocks Beach State Park Named One of Best Uncrowded Beach Campsites

One of the North Carolina central coast’s best-kept secrets is Hammocks Beach State Park, in Swansboro.  But we’re pretty sure that the secret is out! Outside Magazine has selected this gem of a park as one of the 6 Best Uncrowded Beach Camping Sites in the US! From Outside Magazine, by Megan Michelson, August 3, […]

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Golf Getaways at the NC Coast in Sneads Ferry

Golfing is nearly a year-round sport in North Carolina.  And while here, at the central coast of NC in Onslow’s Great Outdoors, enjoying being out on the water or at the beach for half a day and playing a round of golf for the other half is a huge part of our appeal.  You’ll marvel […]

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Restaurants Offering Outdoor Seating

After many long months of time spent at home being indoors to stay healthy and safe due to Covid-19, getting some fresh air while enjoying a tasty meal is an appealing way relax and enjoy friends and family while you’re visiting our area. While North Carolina’s restaurants are still currently operating at a limited indoor […]

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Travel + Leisure Ranks Bear Island in Top 10 NC Beaches

We are super excited to have Hammocks Beach State Park’s Bear Island make Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 Beaches in North Carolina list!  And of course, we couldn’t agree more.  For an adventurous beach experience, many consider it one of coastal North Carolina’s best-kept secrets! From Travel + Leisure’s 10 Best Beaches in North Carolina […]

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10 Safe Family Fun Things to Do at NC’s Central Coast

Is a safe family getaway to the beach sounding good about now?  Never was there a better time to enjoy being outdoors with friends and family at the central coast of North Carolina in Onslow County! Check out our list of 10 safe and fun things to do that your family will love!   All of […]

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Latest Onslow County Attractions & Events Updates

Hey Onslow County!  Please see a list of our attractions partners that are temporarily closed as well as updates from them on their business operations as we get through this time of social distancing related to the COVID-19 virus.  We will be updating the information here on a regular basis.  Remember to stay safe.  We […]

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Last Minute Labor Day Beach Getaway at the Coast in Onslow County

Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner!  Do you need a last-minute getaway?  As a coastal North Carolina community, we are honoring the economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they make to strengthen the prosperity and well-being of our country. Here are 10 ways to enjoy a safe and relaxing weekend at […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the Coast in Onslow County

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner!  As a coastal North Carolina military community and Home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, we are honoring the American heroes that gave it all in service to our country as we kick-off the summer season. We hope you join us!  Here are 10 ways to enjoy […]

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Ways to Support Local Small Business in Onslow County

Our community and the hospitality industry in Onslow County is made up of many small businesses. With the closing of restaurants and bars to dine-in patrons and limitations on the number of patrons in stores, we encourage you to support our local businesses during this unprecedented time. If you’re wondering how to help while investing […]

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5 Favorite Restaurants in Onslow

The eating is always good in Onslow County!  In this blog, we will be featuring 5 favorite restaurants, covering everything from breakfast to desserts or tapas and seafood to North Carolina barbecue or southern comfort food.  If you are out and about and fall in love with your food at a tasty place to eat […]

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Get Hooked on Onslow’s Great Outdoors

Spring is an ideal time of year to enjoy  Onslow Great Outdoors at the central coast of North Carolina for a last-minute getaway as well as a family vacation! Families get hooked easily on our beautiful waterways and beaches, ripe with a host of all kinds of water recreation.  Combine a day of fun while taking in natural […]

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Whiskey, Wine & Wonderful Eats

Adventure awaits, as you make your way to North Carolina’s central coast and Onslow’s Great Outdoors.  Travel through the rural and picturesque coastal plains region along the Whiskey, Wine & Wonderul Eats Trail all the way through Onslow County and to the beach while you discover the charming and unique small towns that are home […]

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Outdoor Fun & Adventures in Onslow

Retired Marine Colonel and outdoor enthusiast, Lance Ledoux, owner of Bayonet Enterprise Cruises in Jacksonville, has suggested a few ways to enjoy Onslow’s natural beauty outdoors! Camp on Bear Island at Hammocks Beach State Park What a beautiful place! Getting to Bear Island is part of the outdoor lover’s adventure.  Take the pontoon ferry from Hammocks […]

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Bait A Hook in Onslow County

Those lucky enough to call Eastern North Carolina home know that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us: fishing season. Locals and visitors alike certainly won’t be fishing for an opportunity to cast a line. The coastal community of Onslow County offers opportunities for recreational, sport, and commercial fishing. Sea View Fishing […]

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Camping and Leisure At Hammocks Beach State Park and Bear Island

Among the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic Coast, Bear Island, located in Onslow County, is the place to enjoy multitudes of beautiful wildlife and serene beaches. Only accessible by ferry or private boat, this beach is quiet but still full of life. With 4 miles of beachfront, the only thing that’s crowded will be your […]

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5 Reasons to Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding In Onslow County

Everyone is talking about stand up paddling (SUP), and this year is shaping up to be an incredible time for paddling in and around the coast of Onslow. Are you ready to hop on board and embrace the trend? 1. It’s easier than you think.  Stand up paddling is easy to master, and a great […]

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