On the banks of the New River in Sneads Ferry, four generations of the same family have been frying shrimp and baking pies seven days a week since 1946.
The Beach Road: A Stop-by-Stop Guide to Exploring NC Highway 12
From its northernmost point in Corolla to its southern terminus on Cedar Island, this scenic byway — bound between sound and sea — links the islands and communities of the Outer Banks.
39 Legendary North Carolina Seafood Restaurants
After nearly a century — or just a couple of years — these seafood restaurants have become coastal icons, the places we know, love, and return to again and again.
Fresh Catch: A Foodie’s Guide to the Crystal Coast
Discover the must-order menu items at 16 delicious restaurants in Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island.
Excursions by Land & Sea in Wilmington
From sunset sails to self-guided walking tours, take a deeper dive into this coastal destination and its nearby island beaches on a variety of excursions that explore the local food and beverage scene, arts, history, natural beauty, and more.
The Find of a Lifetime
For a pair of shark teeth hunters, the search for a prize fossil led them to the North Carolina coast — and each other.
Framing the Outer Banks
How Aycock Brown, a charismatic storyteller with an eye for detail, transformed North Carolina’s quiet barrier islands into a national destination, but preserved their local charm.
A MarshWalk Adventure in Murrells Inlet
Take a morning stroll along the boardwalk, search for dolphins on an eco-cruise, dine on legendary seafood, and enjoy live music during a trip to this coastal location long defined by the water.
48 Hours in Edenton: A Weekend by the Water
Stay at a charming inn, eat incredible seafood, explore maritime history, take a beautiful boat ride in Edenton Bay, and more in this historic former port town on Albemarle Sound.