These towns are buoyed by their proximity to water — river, sound, bay — yet they’re far enough from the ocean that you won’t find sand in your shoes. Here, 14 quirky places claim their fame in boats and bears, local characters and history.
Explore the road — or river — less traveled with these five lesser-known kayaking spots from the mountains to the coast.
Like a message in a bottle, the notes inside the seaside mailbox at Bird Island contain the stories and secrets of those who seek a spiritual connection.
If you can’t decide which kind of seafood you’re in the mood for, this rich and flavorful stew won’t make you choose.
Inspired by a dish at one of recipe developer Lynn Wells’s favorite coastal restaurants: The Spouter Inn Restaurant & Bakery in Beaufort.
We recommend using North Carolina flounder — and North Carolina pecans, too.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath is North Carolina’s oldest church. For nearly three centuries, people have come to pray, to remember, and to befriend.
What’s in a name? A lot: This bird’s moniker describes its appearance and how it fishes.
It’s easy to get lost in the enigma of Carolina Bays, but even easier to explore these mysterious bodies of water.