A lot of people first come here to join a wild horse tour, or simply stay somewhere where these beautiful animals roam.

Cape Lookout

Composed of barrier islands south of Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout National Seashore makes up a 56-mile stretch of beach.

Atlantic Beach

Emerald Isle is the most popular of the beaches in North Carolina’s Bogue Banks, but we’ve grown fonder of Atlantic Beach over the years.

Bear Island

Bear Island is one of our favorite beaches that’s only reachable by boat. It’s the only one that’s publicly managed, as it’s part of Hammocks Beach State Park.

Topsail Island

With 26 miles of coast, Topsail Island is a popular spot for shelling and shark teeth. This is also one of our favorite places to enjoy the sound side of North Carolina’s beaches.

Of all the beaches in North Carolina, Carolina Beach might be the most popular. The Boardwalk is home to endless food stands including the famous Britt’s Donuts.

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