Each year I love nothing more than heading out across the US to discover my home country and see some of the amazing settings and cities which we have here. Each time that I take a trip such as this I always find myself to be surprised by somewhere that I didn’t think I would enjoy as much as I did. Last year I spent some time traveling down the east coast of the country and once again there was a place that simply took my breath away, North Carolina. What excited me the most about this region was its beaches and if you can make the trip down to North Carolina, here are the best beach spots that I would recommend.
Nag’s Head, Outerbanks
The Outerbanks is a beautiful island that just off the coast of North Carolina and stretches for miles with beaches on either side. We took a rental property with Elan Vacations which was situated on the beach of Nag’s Head and it was absolutely stunning. Not only do you get this beautiful, windswept beach here but you also see where the wild plants and shrubs collide perfectly with the tame and calm sea. This place is packed with sand dunes where you can spend your afternoons and there is a pier here where you can indulge in a spot of fishing.
This beautiful beach spot has a city ordinance in place which prevents anybody building anything over the height of 35 feet which means that from all around this place you are treated with a perfect view of the sea and of the bay. This area does not have a party scene on an evening which makes it the perfect place to spend with kids and the beaches are usually occupied by nobody else but fisherman which means that you can have a fun and private day out at the beach.
This was actually my favorite beach spot in North Carolina, not just for its soft white sand and its tranquil feel but also because it was so close to the main roads and easily accessible, and yet you would never know it when you were relaxing on the sands. As long as you avoid national holidays, you will be able to enjoy a peaceful day at the beach and, perhaps it was just me, but the water sure felt a lot warmer in Wrightsville than any of the other beaches which I visited.
This island is just south of Camp Lejeune and it is a beautiful place which is sandwiched with beaches on either side. These are perfect waters to swim in as the Atlantic washes up onto the soft beaches and for this who are after a little bit more action, you can find kayak tours that take you through the islands inlets.
If you can make the time to get down, or across, to North Carolina then you will be treated to some wonderful beachside locations.