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Top 10 | North and South Carolina Beach Towns
North and South Carolina are known for the beautiful sandy beaches, especially the beaches of the Outer Banks. Throughout the coastline of the Carolina's there are amazing beach towns. These communities offer visitors a wide variety of activities. Some towns have antiques and small charm town, others have relaxing beaches and others offer excellent access to recreation. Here are some of the top beach towns between North and South Carolina.
Beaufort, North Carolina
This Outer Banks coastal town is a fantastic destination for recreation. This town is located near Cape Lookout National Seashore and all that the park has to offer. In addition, Beaufort offers access to many wonderful beaches. Visitors to this coastal town will love trying the endless variety of beech activities.
Corolla, North Carolina
Located on North Carolina's Outer Banks, Corolla is known for being an isolated spot. Today many people visit the Outer Banks during the summer, but this town has a relatively small year-round population. Visitors to Corolla will love exploring the historic village, including the Currituck Beach Light throughout the year.
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
This North Carolina town and island has amazing stretches of undeveloped beaches. In addition visitors can enjoy the isolation, the island can only be reached by public ferry, private boat or private plane. Visitors can enjoy exploring the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, as well as enjoy the many beach activities, including swimming, fishing, surfing, sunbathing, fishing and even camping.
Southport, North Carolina
Southport is a charming coastal town, and has a wonderful rich fishing village history. Visitors will love the beautiful scenery of the Cape Fear River, as well as the Victorian influenced town. While staying in Southport visitors can explore two historic lighthouses, Old Baldy the oldest lighthouse in the state and Oak Island. Visitors will also love exploring all of the historic sites and buildings of the town, as well as the art galleries, restaurants and much more.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington is a coastal town filled with museums and history. Visitors can visit the Bellamy Mansion Museum and Gardens, which is a wonderful old mansion built just prior to the Civil War. Visitors can also tour parts of the Battleship, North Carolina, a World War II era restored ship. In addition, visitors to Wilmington should also explore the Cape Fear Coast, especially the nearby beaches and islands.
Edisto Island, South Carolina
Edisto Island is filled with small town charm. Visitors to this island will find that the town has preserved their local charm. At Edisto Island travelers can enjoy the slower pace of the island. This region is also great for exploring the marshes and oak trees and beaches.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This beautiful South Carolina barrier island is a wonderful getaway destination. Visitors can enjoy relaxing on the beach and enjoying all of the amenities of the resorts.While staying visitors can enjoy taking bike rides and kayak tours as well as dining on the delicious cuisine and much more.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Mount Pleasant has a fantastic small town feel, and visitors will love the sense of community they find. While visiting this South Carolina town travelers can walk through the town, including exploring the local restaurants, historic sites and shopping. In addition Mount Pleasant has access to lovely beaches, and even more activities in the region's marsh. One site not to miss is the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.
McClellanville, South Carolina
This South Carolina coastal town, less than an hour away from the excitement of Charleston is a fantastic coastal community. Visitors can enjoy exploring the shops and restaurants of the town. In addition visitors can also learn about the fishing history and current industry in the town. Visitors should be sure to explore the Village Museum, as well as the variety of arts within this small community.
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
This barrier island is filled with beautiful white sand beaches, dunes and a wonderful relaxed summer atmosphere. Visitors can rent a beach house in order to enjoy a laid back and relaxing vacation. The white sand beaches are perfect for play and fun activities, including bike rides and walks on the beach.