Many consider Holly Ridge as the gateway to Topsail Island’s beautiful North Topsail Beach and, as such, this natural coastal area is known for its recreational opportunities.
The region’s strong military ties are evident here, as Holly Ridge is the home of historic Camp Davis, which served as an important anti-aircraft training center during World War II. The U.S. Marine Corps reestablished the camp and the airfield in 1954 and it remains active today.
A favorite Onslow County dining spot is here, also. Nate’s Country Buffet is known for serving up the best of southern specialties. Pork ribs, fried chicken, home-style vegetables, salads, and desserts are typical fare here. And nobody leaves hungry from this all-you-can-eat buffet! They also have outstanding take-out and catering options.
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