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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…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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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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