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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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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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Celebrate African American History In Onslow County

Onslow County is rich in history.  We have many historical sites, memorials, and museums across the county that reflect our sense of pride and patriotism.   For those looking to learn more about the impressive history and lasting difference the African American community has made, past and present, we encourage you to discover the African American […]

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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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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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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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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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Holiday Happenings at North Carolina’s Southern Coast

The holiday season is always an enchanting time of year in Onslow County, with visiting families and off-season beach lovers from all over the United States traveling in our communities to be with loved ones while enjoying the cooler weather and outdoorsy and relaxed vibe.  With this year’s importance on everyone’s well-being as we continue […]

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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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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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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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Spring is Here at NC’s Southern Coast

Spring is here…and relaxation is just a short drive away at the southern coast of North Carolina, in Onslow County.  Your next adventure awaits out on the water!  Chill out at North Topsail Beach for a few days and enjoy quiet and tranquil walks or bike rides.  Bring your own or enjoy the convenience of […]

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Swansboro One of Coolest Towns in America

The quaint and historic waterfront Town of Swansboro has been long thought of as one of the best-kept secrets at North Carolina’s southern coast.  And with so much to see and do both on and off the water, our little gem of a town is getting some attention and word is getting out!  Travel planning […]

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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 central 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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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Onslow County has several ways for you to celebrate with your loved one. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a charming night out, find your coastal Valentine’s adventure #OnlyinOnslow. We appreciate everyone’s individual effort to keep us all safe while we all have […]

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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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What You Need to Know About Parking at North Topsail Beach

Beach maintenance and nourishment are ongoing vital initiatives at North Topsail Beach.  A long-awaited storm migration renourishment project will fortify a significant portion of the beach against flooding and erosion, which will ensure that visitors and locals can continue to enjoy our coast for years to come. In order to help offset the tax impact […]

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