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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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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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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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Live Music Line up for October 2021

We’ve got a great line-up of live music happening this October! 🍂🍁  Just another way to enjoy early 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 shop in […]

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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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Local Netflix Star Brings Legacy BBQ Food Truck to Jacksonville

As delicious as the barbecue is, the inspiring story behind Legacy Barbecue in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and its owner, Ashley Thompson will touch your heart.  It’s about two friends with a passion for the pit that eventually landed Thompson on Netflix’s show, American Barbecue Showdown. See the Full Story Here of Legacy Barbecue | Jacksonville […]

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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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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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