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Live Music Line up for July 2021

We’ve got a great line-up of live music happening this July!  Just another way to enjoy summertime fun in Onslow County!  As most are scheduled outdoors and at local restaurants, be sure to check out these Facebook Pages to confirm dates, times and availability. Plus come early to shop in downtown Swansboro or spend the […]

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8 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 8 celebrations happening this weekend.  We look forward to seeing you in #OnlyinOnslow. Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park Sunday, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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