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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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Live Music Line up for May 2022

🎶 Live music is happening throughout the month of May! We invite you to enjoy the excitement of being at North Carolina’s southern coast #OnlyinOnslow!  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 downtown […]

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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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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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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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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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Villa Capriani Resort at North Topsail Beach

If your ideal family vacay is relaxing at an all-inclusive amenity-filled resort, then North Topsail Beach’s Villa Capriani is for you! You’ll have everything you need, without having to leave, unless you want to! Lounge on the beach all day, take a dip in one of three pools, then enjoy a dinner of crab cakes […]

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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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12 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?  To kick off 2022, here are several of our favorites spots in this roundup!  See a complete list of coffee shops in our area […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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