Commercial and recreational vessels cruise a watery highway of natural and dredged channels, with one face toward the land and the other toward the ocean.
10 Dock & Dine Restaurants on the Carolina Coast
After a day on the water, boaters step off the dock and into these waterfront restaurants for savory seafood, ice-cold drinks, and some of the best views on the coast.
Home Ports: North Carolina’s Boat Towns
Our boat towns are beloved by sailors and powerboaters, cruisers and trawlers. And the best part of all: Every one of these classic boat towns is just as hospitable to folks who don’t know port from starboard. Welcome aboard.
14 Can’t-Miss Cabins & Cottages in North Carolina
Whether you’re looking for an escape to peace and solitude or a glimpse into the lives of our forebears, these cozy cabins and charming cottages are worth a visit to stay, play, or learn.
A Guide to Downtown Southport
At the mouth of the Cape Fear River, this coastal town’s colorful cottages and majestic live oaks have made it a picturesque setting for many feature films.
A Fisherman’s Muse
Ramona came to Dean Dosher as a kind of daydream, so he built her from memory and vintage parts. Now, when he pilots her along the Lockwood Folly River, the journey is a homecoming and a discovery.
Around Town: Southport
This coastal town begs to be explored by air, land, and sea.
Beyond the Beach: Brunswick Islands
Chances are, one of our southern barrier islands — Bald Head, Oak, Holden, Ocean Isle, or Sunset — has been your beach for years. Look beyond the sand and surf, and you’ll find charming villages, acres of nature, and signature fried seafood, generations in the making.
This Weekend in North Carolina: May 4-6
The perfect weekend to spring into May — festivals, concerts, and plenty of outdoor activities for everyone.