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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 ideas […]

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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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7 Great Spots to Grab a Coffee

If you’re a coffee-lover like us, one of the first things you want to know when traveling to a new town is, “where’s a place to get a good coffee,” right?  We’ve got several throughout Onslow County, and we thought we’d share seven of them, right here in this roundup.  See a complete list of […]

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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 Hooked on Onslow’s Great Outdoors

Spring is an ideal time of year to enjoy  Onslow Great Outdoors at the southern 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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Holiday Happenings at NC’s Southern Coast

✨ The holiday spirit in Onslow County is here! ✨ Our locals and small business owners are what make it so much fun to visit our area. Check out this round-up of 21 Fun Things to Do in Onslow County throughout the month of December.  We hope you join us at our local festivities and […]

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

Labor Day Weekend is here! 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 the top ways to enjoy a safe and relaxing weekend at the southern […]

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Live Music Line up for November 2021

We are thankful! We’ve got a great line-up of live music happening this November! 🍂🦃  Just another way to enjoy fall’s fun and cooler temps in Onslow County!  As most are scheduled outdoors and at local restaurants, be sure to check out their Facebook Pages to confirm dates and times. Arrive. a little early to […]

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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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Play Outdoors This Fall in Onslow County

As the autumn colors and cooler temps arrive, residents and visitors alike are refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to explore the North Carolina coast and the adventurous family fun things to do in Onslow’s Great Outdoors.  We’ve rounded up some great ideas for you — so start packing your shorts and sweatshirts, kayaks, canoes, running shoes, […]

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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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Spooky Family Fun Things to Do This Fall

We’ve got some spooktacular fun things to do this fall in Onslow County, for all ages!  From pumpkin carving, hayrides, haunted corn mazes, costume contests, car races, and more!  We look forward to seeing you this October, #OnlyinOnslow! 👻🎃 Monster Bash @ Onslow Pines Park Monster Bash-Trunk or Treat event is just around the corner! […]

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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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