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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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10 Ways to Have a Fun Memorial Day Weekend

🇺🇸 Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner!  What better way to kick off summer than at North Carolina’s southern coast in Onslow County?  Embark on an outdoor adventure in our coastal towns of Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, North Topsail Beach, Richlands, or Jacksonville, home to US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune!  Here are 10 […]

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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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Be Inspired at the NC Coast in Onslow County

 The off-season is a great time to be at North Carolina’s Southern Coast in Onslow County!  Breathe in the crisp cooler air, explore nature and enjoy an adventure all to yourself!  Find what inspires you! Take a long walk along the quiet shores of North Topsail Beach. Rent a beach bike and go for a […]

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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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Family Beach Vacations in North Carolina

Spring is just around the corner!  It’s time to start making plans for your getaway!  Located on a barrier island, North Topsail Beach has a reputation for its amazing beauty and a wide variety of coastal wildlife. You won’t find a plethora of high-rises and towering condo buildings here.  Rather, you’ll discover sea turtle nests […]

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

🌞 Labor Day Weekend is almost here! Why not get in one more last-minute getaway before it’s 📚 back to school time? Come on over to NC’s Southern Coast #OnlyinOnslow. Book your stay at a beach rental, Airbnb, or one of our flagship hotels and make memories. You’ve worked hard, and now it’s time for play. […]

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Monthly Live Music Line up

🎸🔥 The heat of the summer is on and so is our August 2022 live music line-up #OnlyinOnslow! Come on out and enjoy the warm nights at North Carolina’s southern coast! As most are scheduled outdoors and at local restaurants, be sure to check out their Facebook Pages to confirm dates and times. Arrive a […]

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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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Plan Your Perfect Beach Vacation in Onslow

Family relaxing on porch at beach house in North Topsail Beach

By Misti C. Lee There is nothing quite as soothing to the soul as a beach vacation, especially when you stay in a place perfectly suited for you and your family. Visitors to Onslow County’s beaches on Topsail Island enjoy a variety of overnight lodging opportunities. Along the northern portion of this 26-mile barrier island, […]

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Reconnect to Nature at NC’s Southern Coast

Winter’s crisp air at North Carolina’s southern coast offers a quieter and relaxing alternative to the busier spring and summer tourist months and could be the perfect time for a getaway.  Being out on the water is both refreshing and soul-soothing,  whether for a specialty cruise out of the historic and quaint waterfront town of […]

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Spring is Here at NC’s Southern Coast

Spring is here!  Relaxation is just a short drive away at the southern coast of North Carolina, #OnlyinOnslow. Here you can discover the communities of Richlands, Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, North Topsail Beach, Holly Ridge, Hubert and Swansboro! Chill out at the beach! Our quiet little community of North Topsail Beach is a wonderful place to […]

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Summer Family Fun Days in Onslow

Great news! Summer’s still in full swing here in Onslow County and we have tons of ways to keep your kids entertained. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, you’ll want to include these local attractions on your bucket list. With our beautiful uncrowded beaches at North Topsail and Topsail Island, there’s no shortage of things to do on the beach.  Pack up your […]

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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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Travel Confidently at the Southern Coast of NC

Are you ready to plan your next getaway?  You can feel safe immediately at the southern coast of North Carolina in Onslow County, whether driving in with your friends and family in tow or when you land at Albert J. Ellis Airport, conveniently offering nonstop flights from both Charlotte and Atlanta. All you have to […]

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Villa Capriani Resort at North Topsail Beach

If your ideal family vacay is relaxing at an all-inclusive amenity-filled resort, then North Topsail Beach’s Villa Capriani is for you! You’ll have everything you need, without having to leave, unless you want to! Lounge on the beach all day, take a dip in one of three pools, then enjoy a dinner of crab cakes […]

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