With more than 85 miles of enticing coastline, the Crystal Coast — stretching from Cape Lookout to the New River — is a North Carolina gem. Home to wild horses, treasures from Blackbeard’s infamous ship, albino sea turtles, and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, the Crystal Coast provides a variety of activities and accommodations to fit your beach style. Take our quiz to determine what kind of coastal weekender or holiday-goer you are.


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Eleanor Spicer Rice earned her Ph.D. in entomology at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City.