Best Beaches in North Carolina

This guide will give you all the information you need about planning your family’s next North Carolina beach vacation.

What are the Best Beaches in North Carolina?

The beach is highly rated as one of the best beaches for families and has remained on Travel Channel’s list of best beaches since 2000.

1.) Duck Public Beach

Nature enthusiasts are sure to catch a glimpse of rare species that call Fort Fisher State Park home, such as the piping plover and the Loggerhead sea turtle.

2.) Fort Fisher State Park 

Calm waters perfect for kayaking border the marshy groves ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, where native birds, fish, and plant life thrive. 

4.) Corolla Beach

With an unforgettable name, Kill Devil Hills has a rich history as the site of the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

5.) Kill Devil Hills Public Beach

Considered North Carolina’s most accessible beach and named by National Geographic as one of the world’s best surfing towns, Wrightsville Beach has a lot to offer.

6.) Wrightsville Beach

Located along the 130-mile stretch of Outer Banks barrier coast, Nags Head Beach sits between Kill Devil Hills to the north and Hatteras Island to the south.

7.) Nags Head Beach

Cape Hatteras boasts the unique honor of being the country's first national seashore, established in 1937.

8.) Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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