Whether you’re looking for fun on the water or a sweat-inducing game of disc golf, Onslow provides so many ways to enjoy outdoor sports and activities. Our local and state parks, easy beach accesses, numerous public boat ramps and beautifully landscaped golf courses are just some of the reasons that Onslow is recognized as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
Visit a bait shop and outfitter, then spend the day fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway. Rent a kayak and paddle the White Oak River near Swansboro. Try the batting cages and driving range at Swingin’ Things or explore the trails and history at Hammocks Beach State Park. A variety of trails and greenways, from shorter out-and-about to the 50-mile Richlands Loop, have the well-marked scenic paths that bikers and runners desire. Plus try out our new mountain bike trail in Jacksonville - Big Branch Bike Trail - that offers a beginners and advance trail. Our freshwater and saltwater paddling trails have several access points and are fun for every experience level.
If you want to immerse yourself in Onslow’s great outdoors even further, check out our campgrounds and RV parks with accommodations ranging from cabins to campsites.