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Eastern North Carolina Map (with 300+ Amazing Places Listed)

Published by Carl Hedinger. Last Updated on April 18, 2024.

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This Eastern North Carolina map (created with Google Maps) is a branch of the North Carolina Travel Map we’ve created for the entire state.

Eastern North Carolina Map

This map, like those dedicated to Central and Western North Carolina, alphabetically features specific counties and attractions within each one.

First, we will break down what makes up Eastern North Carolina before sharing the embedded map of the NC coast and the attractions listed. Many of these locations are linked to individual North Carolina travel guides we’ve created.

Read More: 100+ Unique Things to Do in North Carolina

Eastern North Carolina Map Defined

Map of North Carolina highlighting Eastern North Carolina
David Benbennick, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Before sharing the embedded map, we’ll answer the question: “What makes up Eastern North Carolina?”

Typically, a North Carolina east coast map is defined as the area east of the Fall Line that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. It occupies parts of our Sandhills and all of our Coastal Plain.

To quickly answer the question, we consider Eastern North Carolina to be just east of Raleigh and Wake County and other similarly placed spots in Central North Carolina. Another boundary for us is I-95, though it is not as exact and is another reason why North Carolina geography can be frustrating.

We’ve defined its western edges from north to south as follows:

  • Northampton County
  • Halifax County
  • Nash County
  • Johnston County
  • Harnett County
  • Cumberland County
  • Hoke County
  • Scotland County

Along with the above borderland counties, there are 41 counties included in this guide (Eastern NC county map)

  • Beaufort County
  • Bertie Codunty
  • Bladen County
  • Brunswick County
  • Camden County
  • Carteret County
  • Chowan County
  • Columbus County
  • Craven County
  • Cumberland County
  • Duplin County
  • Edgecombe County
  • Gates County
  • Greene County
  • Halifax County
  • Harnett County
  • Hertford County
  • Hoke County
  • Johnston County
  • Jones County
  • Lenoir County
  • Martin County
  • Nash County
  • New Hanover County
  • Northampton County
  • Onslow County
  • (Outer Banks) Dare County
  • (Outer Banks) Currituck County
  • (Outer Banks) Hyde County
  • Pamlico County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Pender County
  • Perquimans County
  • Pitt County
  • Robeson County
  • Sampson County
  • Scotland County
  • Tyrrell County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Wilson County

Read More: 30+ Amazing NC Coastal Towns (+ Things to Do in Each One!)

The Eastern North Carolina Map

Now that we’ve defined the region, here is the embedded Eastern North Carolina Map.

Open Eastern North Carolina Travel Map in Google Maps

Western North Carolina Map Locations Mentioned

These locations were included in the Eastern North Carolina Map, and many of them link to individual travel guides.

Beaufort County (Washington, Bath, and More)

  • Aurora Fossil Museum
  • Goose Creek State Park
  • North Carolina Estuarium
  • Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum

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Bertie County (Windsor, Roanoke River, NWR, and More)

  • Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge

Bertie County (Elizabethton, Bladenboro, and More)

  • Jones Lake State Park
  • Singletary Lake State Park

Read More: All North Carolina State Parks Sites

Brunswick County (Southport, Calabash, and More)

Brunswick is the last county before South Carolina on this map of southeastern north Carolina. Here’s what to do!

Read More: Holden Beach (How to Enjoy the Family Beach of North Carolina)

Camden County (Camden, Dismal Swamp State Park, and More)

  • Belcross Biscuit Company (Camden)
  • Camden County Heritage Museum and Historic Jail
  • Dismal Swamp State Park (South Mills)
  • Lamb’s Seafood Restaurant (Camden)
  • Little Riddle Market (Shiloh)
  • Marian Anderson High School (Camden)
  • McBride Colored School Marker (South Mills)
  • North River Campground (Shawboro)
  • One Mill Park (Shiloh)
  • Paradiso Roma Ristorante (Elizabeth City)
  • Parksville AME Zion Church (Camden)
  • Poor Boys Market (Camden)
  • Taylor’s Oak (Camden)
  • Treasure Point (Camden)
  • Waterfall Blossom Cafe (Camden)
  • William’s Strawberry Farm (South Mills)

Read More: 10+ Great Places to Visit in Camden County NC

Carteret County (Beaufort, Morehead City, and More)

  • 4 Corners Diner (Atlantic Beach)
  • Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant and Bar (Atlantic Beach)
  • Atlantic Beach Boardwalk
  • Atlantic Beach Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe
  • Atlantic Beach Resort
  • Atlantic Beach Town Park
  • Atlantis Lodge (Atlantic Beach)
  • Battle Works Laser Tag (Atlantic Beach)
  • Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q (Salter Path)
  • Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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  • Crab Shack (Salter Path)
  • Crystal Coast Brewing (Atlantic Beach)
  • El Zarape Mexican Restaurant (Atlantic Beach)
  • Fort Macon State Park
  • Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve (Atlantic Beach)
  • Island Grille (Atlantic Beach)
  • NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
  • Oceanana Fishing Pier (Atlantic Beach)
  • Oceanana Pier House Restaurant (Atlantic Beach)
  • Portsmouth Island
  • Rachel Carson Reserve (Beaufort)
  • Seahawk Inn & Villas (Atlantic Beach)
  • Shackleford Banks
  • Shark Shack (Atlantic Beach)
  • Venice Italian Kitchen (Atlantic Beach)
  • Willis Seafood (Salter Path)
  • Willis Seafood (Emerald Isle)
  • Windjammer Inn (Atlantic Beach)

Read More: Fun Things to Do in Beaufort

Chowan County (Edenton and More)

Read More: The Best Things to Do in Edenton

Columbus County (Whiteville, Lake Waccamaw, and More)

Read More: The NC Museum of History in Raleigh (+7 Things We Love About It!)

Craven County (New Bern, Havelock, and More)

New Bern

  • Baker’s Kitchen
  • Captain Ratty’s Seafood
  • The Chelsea
  • The Country Biscuit
  • Cow Cafe
  • Cypress Hall
  • El Taco Loco
  • MJ’s Raw Bar and Grille
  • Morgan’s Tavern & Grille
  • Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant
  • Poppy’s Bites and Barrels
  • Savage’s Pizza
  • Spunky McDoogle’s
  • The Jarvis at 220
  • Tryon Palace

Read More: The Best Things to Do in New Bern

Cumberland County (Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and More)


  • 1897 Poe House
  • Black Ops Paintball
  • Bright Light Brewing Company
  • Cape Fear Botanical Garden
  • Cape Fear River Trail
  • Carter Blueberry Farm
  • Carvers Creek State Park (Long Valley Farm Access)
  • Cedar Creek Fish Farm
  • Circa 1800
  • City Center Gallery & Books
  • The Climbing Place
  • Defy Fayetteville
  • E Tae Won Express
  • Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
  • Fayetteville Marksmen
  • Fayetteville Pie Company
  • Fayetteville Rose Garden
  • Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum
  • Fayetteville Woodpeckers Stadium
  • Fowler’s Southern Gourmet
  • The Fried Turkey Sandwich Shop
  • The Friend’s Table
  • Fun Fun Fun
  • Gaston Brewing Company
  • Gillis Hill Farm
  • Gillis Hill Road Produce
  • Gohan Bistro
  • Grilled Ginger
  • Guatemala Centro America Restaurant
  • Hummingbird Candle Co
  • J Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center
  • JP’s Jump Masters
  • The Mash House
  • Lake Pines Swim Club
  • Lake Rim Club
  • Leclair’s General Store
  • Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar
  • Mazarick Park
  • MacPherson House
  • Pharaohs Village
  • Pressed
  • Rude Awakening Coffee House
  • Segra Stadium (Fayetteville Woodpeckers)
  • The Sweet Palette
  • Taqueria Las Delicias
  • Uptown’s Chicken and Waffles (2 Locations)
  • US Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum
  • Veterans Park & Constant Vigilance
  • Vicky’s Biscuits and Chicken
  • Winterbloom Tea
  • Yellow Crayons
  • ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure

Read More: Things to Do in Fayetteville

Hope Mills (Cumberland County)

  • Dirtbag Ales
  • Fred Chason’s Grandsons
  • Gallberry Farm
  • Napkins
  • Omni Family Amusement
  • Putt Putt Fun Center
  • Surge Trampoline Park
  • Yackalacky Outfitters

Read More: Veteran-Owned Breweries in Fayetteville

Spring Lake (Cumberland County)

  • Anderson Creek Golf Course
  • Carvers Creek State Park (Sandhills Access)
  • Fort Bragg Clay Target Center
  • Noble Meats & Eatery

Read More: Day Trips from Fayetteville

More Cumberland County Eastern North Carolina Map Locations Mentioned

  • Deep Creek ATV Park
  • Fort Bragg Stryker Golf Course
  • Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving

Read More: 60+ Important Facts About Fayetteville

Currituck County (Outer Banks)

The Outer Banks is a large geographic region. We’ve defined it as spanning three counties, including Currituck County. You’ll see Dare County and Hyde County also included as part of the Outer Banks.

  • Back Beach Wild Horse Tours
  • Back Country Safari Tours
  • Coastal Explorations
  • Corolla Adventure Park
  • Corolla Cantina
  • Corolla Raceway
  • Corolla Surf Shop
  • Corolla Watersports
  • Corolla Wild Horse Fund
  • Corolla Wild Horse Museum
  • Corolla Wild Horse Tours
  • Corolla Yoga
  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse
  • The Currituck Club
  • Historic Corolla Park
  • Kitty Hawk Kites (2 Locations)
  • Kitty Hawk Surf Co
  • Lighthouse Bagels
  • Monterey Plaza
  • North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar
  • Outer Banks Boil Company
  • Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
  • Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary
  • Timbuck II Shopping Village
  • Weeping Radish
  • Whalehead
  • Wild Horse Adventure Tours

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Dare County (Outer Banks)

Dare County is the second of three Outer Banks counties (after Currituck County and before Hyde County) on the Eastern North Carolina map.

Read More: The Best Things to Do in the Outer Banks


  • AQUA Spa
  • The Cottage Shop
  • Cravings
  • Donuts on a Stick
  • Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books
  • Duck Donuts (Original)
  • Duck Pizza
  • Duck Town Park (and Boardwalk)
  • Duck Village Outfitters
  • Growlers to Go Craft Beer
  • Kitty Hawk Kites
  • NC Coast and Grill
  • Nor’ Banks Sailing & Watersports
  • Osprey Landing Sound Front Shops
  • Red Sky Cafe
  • The Roadside Bar & Grill
  • Sanderling Resort
  • Scarborough Faire Shopping Village
  • Sunset Grille
  • Tulio’s Bakery
  • The Village Cafe and Tavern
  • Village Yoga
  • The Waterfront Shops

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Kill Devil Hills

Kitty Hawk

  • Growlers to Go Craft Beer
  • Kitty Hawk Woods
  • Sea Scape Golf Course

Nags Head


  • Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Read More: Map of Outer Banks NC Attractions (175+ Great Places Listed!)


  • Duck Village Outfitters

Southern Shores

  • Duck Woods Country Club

More Dare County Eastern North Carolina Map Locations

Read More: How to See Outer Banks Wild Horses

Duplin County (Kenansville and More)

  • Duplin Winery

Read More: Things to Do in Duplin County

Edgecombe County (Tarboro, Princeville, and More)

  • Princeville Museum Welcome Center
  • Tarboro Brewing Company

Gates County (Gatesville, Merchants Millpond, and More)

  • Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • Merchants Millpond State Park

Greene County (Snow Hill and More)

  • Green Ridge Racquet Club

Halifax County (Halifax, Roanoke Rapids, and More)

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Harnett County (Dunn, Lillington, and More)

Hertford County (Winton, Murfressboro, and More)

  • Brady C. Jefcoat Museum

Hoke County (Raeford and More)

  • Mill Prong House

Hyde County (Outer Banks)

Hyde County is the last of three Outer Banks counties included on this Eastern North Carolina map, after Currituck and Dare counties.

  • 1718 Brewing
  • Blackbeard’s Lodge
  • Books to Be Red
  • Dajio
  • Eduardo’s Ocracoke
  • The Flying Melon Cafe
  • Hammock Hills Nature Trail
  • Helios’ Hideaway
  • Howard’s Pub & Raw Bar
  • Jason’s
  • Lifeguarded Beach
  • Magic Beans Coffee Bazaar
  • National Parks Service Campground (Ocracoke)
  • Ocracoke Coffee Company
  • Ocracoke Ferry Terminal
  • Ocracoke Ice Cream and Fudge
  • Ocracoke Island Golf Carts
  • Ocracoke Lighthouse
  • Ocracoke North Ferry Terminal
  • Ocracoke Oyster Company
  • Ocracoke Pony Pen
  • Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum
  • Ocracoke Seafood
  • Plum Pointe Kitchen
  • The Pony Island Inn
  • Pony Island Restaurant
  • The Slushy Stand
  • Smacnally’s Waterfront Bar and Grill
  • Springer’s Point Nature Preserve
  • Tradewinds Tackle Shop
  • Zillie’s Island Pantry

Read More: 20+ Outstanding Things to Do on Ocracoke Island (Beaches and More!)

More Hyde County

  • Lake Mattamuskeet

Read More: 15 Tasty Ocracoke Island Restaurants (Best of the Village!)

Johnston County (Smithfield, Benson, and More)

  • Ava Gardner Museum (Smithfield)
  • Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site (Four Oaks)
  • Broadslab Distillery (Benson)
  • Buffalo Creek Greenway (Smithfield Community Park)
  • Clayton River Walk Greenway
  • Clemmons State Educational Forest (Clayton)
  • Crawford Cookshop (Clayton)
  • Deep River Brewing (Clayton)
  • Double Barley Brewing (Smithfield)
  • Gregory Vineyards (Angier)
  • Hinnant Family Vineyards (Pine Level)
  • Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center (Four Oaks)
  • McWade’s Inn (Clayton)
  • Old North State Food Hall (Selma)
  • Pace Family Farms (Clayton)
  • Redneck BBQ Lab (Benson)
  • Revival 1869 (Clayton)
  • Sam’s Branch Greenway (Clayton)
  • Smith’s Nursery and Strawberry Farm (Benson)
  • SoDoSoPa (Smithfield)
  • Sonlight Farms (Kenly)
  • Tobacco Farm Life Museum (Kenly)
  • White Swan Bar-B-Q (Smithfield)
  • White Swan BBQ & Fried Chicken@ Wilsons Mill’s

Read More: 20+ Great Things to Do in Johnston County (JoCo’s Best Places!)

Jones County (Trenton and More)

  • Croatan National Forest

Read More: 4 National Forests in NC (Things to Do + Why We Love Them!)

Lenoir County (Kinston and More)

  • Mother Earth Brewing

Nash County (Rocky Mount, Nashville, and More)

Read More: Things to Do in Rocky Mount

New Hanover County (Wilmington and More)

Carolina Beach (New Hanover County)

  • Britt’s Donuts
  • Butts n Such
  • Carolina Beach Arcade
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk
  • Carolina Beach Boatyard and Marina
  • Carolina Beach Lake Park
  • Carolina Beach Pier
  • Carolina Beach State Park
  • Carolina Beach State Park Boat Ramp
  • Carolina Smokehouse
  • Celtic Creamery
  • Deck House Casual
  • Federal Point Yacht Club
  • Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn
  • Fork n Cork
  • Freeman Park Recreation Area
  • Havana’s Restaurant
  • Ida Thai Cuisine
  • iEscape Rooms
  • Island Book Shop
  • Island Burgers and Bites
  • Island Greenway
  • Joseph Ryder Lewis Jr. Park
  • Joyner Marina
  • Kate’s Pancake House
  • Lake Park
  • Michael’s Seafood
  • Mike Chappell Park
  • Nauti-Dog
  • Nollie’s Taco Joint
  • The Peach Cobbler Factory
  • Pop’s Diner
  • Salt Fish Restaurant and Tiki Bar
  • Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar
  • Snows Cut Boat Ramp
  • The Southerly
  • The Spot Bar & Kitchen
  • Stoked
  • Tony Silvagni Surf School
  • Wake n’ Bake Donuts
  • Waterfronte Villas and Yacht Club

Read More: Things to Do in Carolina Beach

Kure Beach (New Hanover County)

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Wilmington (New Hanover County)

  • Airlie Gardens
  • Arrowhead Park
  • The Basics
  • Battleship North Carolina
  • BreakTime Billiards Bar & Grill
  • Cape Fear Museum
  • Cardinal Lanes Shipyard
  • Cardinal Lanes North/Beach Bowl
  • Children’s Museum of Wilmington
  • Defy Wilmington Trampoline Park
  • The Exit Games
  • Flip N Fly Indoor Entertainment Park
  • Flying Machine Brewing
  • Flytrap Brewing
  • Front Street Brewing
  • Greenfield Park
  • Green Light Escape Rooms
  • Halyburton Park
  • Hi-Wire Brewing
  • Hopfly
  • Hotel Ballast
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
  • Long Leaf Park
  • Mad Mole Brewing
  • Museum of the Bizarre
  • New Hanover County Arboretum
  • Ogden Park
  • Peppered Cupcake (2 Locations)
  • The Pilot House
  • Riverfront Park
  • Stanley Reader Carnivorous Plant Garden
  • Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center
  • Wilmington Brewing Company
  • Wilmington Railroad Museum
  • Wilmington Riverwalk
  • Wilmington Sharks Baseball
  • Wrightsville Beach Brewing Company

Read More: The Best Things to Do in Wilmington (one of the best cities in eastern NC)

Wrightsville Beach (New Hanover County)

  • Blockade Runner Sailing School
  • Crystal Pier
  • Johnnie Mercer’s Pier
  • Wrightsville Beach Brewing

Read More: Breweries in Wilmington

Onslow County (Jacksonville, Swansboro, and More)


  • Duck’s Grille and Bar
  • ELJ Farms
  • Elsa’s Place
  • Freedom Fountain
  • Jeff’s Burgers, Dogs, and Shakes
  • Kettle Diner
  • Lejeune Memorial Gardens
  • Marrakesh
  • Mi Cabana (3 Locations)
  • The Milk Road
  • Montford Point Marine Memorial
  • Paleteria Deya
  • Pho 7
  • Pollos Tete
  • Riverwalk Crossing Park
  • Saigon Sam’s
  • Sturgeon City Park
  • Thig’s
  • Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville

Read More: Things to Do in Jacksonville

North Topsail Beach

North Topsail Beach is the only town on Topsail Island that is in Onslow County. Surf City and Topsail Beach are both in Pender County, which you will see shortly.

  • Beach Bum’s Pizza, Bar and Grill
  • North Topsail Surf & Paddle
  • ORV Beach
  • Seaview Restaurant
  • Shark Attack
  • Splash by the Sea

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Read More: Things to Do in Swansboro

More Onslow County Eastern North Carolina Map Locations

Pasquotank County (Elizabeth City and More)

  • Museum of the Albemarle

Pender County (Burgaw, Topsail Beach, and More)


  • MeMa’s Chick’n and Ribs
  • Pender County Visitor Center

Read More: Pender County (Everything You Need to Know)


  • Carol Sue Farms
  • Farmer Mac’s Blueberry Farm

Surf City

  • New York Corner Deli
  • Quarter Moon Books & Gifts
  • Salt Marsh Market
  • Salty Turtle Beer Company
  • Sears Landing
  • Shaka Taco
  • Soundside Park
  • SurfDog Bites and Brews
  • Topsail Steamer
  • Topsail Trading Company

Read More: 15 of the Best Topsail Island Restaurants (Great Food for All!)

Topsail Beach

  • Breezeway Restaurant
  • The Beach Shop & Grill
  • Serenity Point
  • Surf City Ocean Pier
  • Topsail Beach

Read More: Map of Topsail Island and Nearby Places (200+ Great Attractions Listed!)

Pitt County (Greenville, Ayden, and More)

  • B’s Barbecue
  • Bum’s Restaurant and Catering
  • The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
  • East Carolina University
  • Pitt Street Brewing Company
  • Skylight Inn BBQ
  • Uptown Brewing Company

Read More: Things to Do in Greenville

Robeson County (Lumberton, Pembroke, and More)

  • Lumber River State Park
  • Southeastern Agricultural Center

Sampson County (Clinton, Garland, and More)

  • Hubb’s Farm
  • Southern Smoke BBQ

Tyrell County (Columbia, Alligator River, and More)

  • Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Read More: 25+ Great Lakes in North Carolina (+ Our Top 5 Picks)

Washington County

  • Pettigrew State Park
  • Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
  • Somerset Place State Historic Site

Wayne County (Goldsboro, Mount Olive, and More)

  • Grady’s BBQ
  • R&R Brewing

Read More: Things to Do in Goldsboro

Wilson County (Wilson and More)

  • Beefmastor Inn
  • Lake Wilson
  • Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum
  • Vollis P Simpson Whirligig Park

Read More: Things to Do in Wilson

Anything to Add to Our Eastern North Carolina Map?

This Eastern North Carolina map is the product of our years living here and traveling throughout the state. Of course, we understand if there’s a spot or two that was missed.

If you know of a great place that should be included in this map, please kindly let us know here in the comments section or by email.

Also, you’re always welcome to share your favorite places in our North Carolina Travel Facebook Group.

Before you share your thoughts and adventures, though, here are some travel guides we’ve created that go even deeper into Eastern North Carolina.

Beyond the Eastern North Carolina Map (Travel Guides)

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