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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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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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5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th Of July Weekend

🇺🇲 Happy 4th of July, y’all!  There’s a great weekend ahead and we’re excited about all the local events and happenings to see fireworks, celebrate your patriotic spirit and have some good old-fashioned fun.  Here are 5 celebrations happening this weekend. 🏖️ Check out more Summer Fun Things to Do #OnlyinOnslow. We look forward to […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Onslow County, NC Is The Future of Travel

National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry as well as right here in our local communities, #OnlyinOnslow! The 39th annual #NTTW, taking place May 1-7, recognizes the Future of Travel and the critical role that the tourism industry plays in our national and local economies […]

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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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