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Today is National Beach Day!

Now, granted, it is a Tuesday, so you may have to work, but if you’re looking to plan a quick vacation sometime soon, here are some of the best beaches in North Carolina.

  1. Emerald Isle

    • Offers clean beaches, a relaxed atmosphere, and a popular fishing pier
  2. Bald Head Island

    • Ideal for travelers seeking some rest and relaxation
  3. Cape Hatteras

    • Home to the black-and-white-striped lighthouse
  4. Corolla/Currituck Beach

    • Explore the area’s lighthouse or historic district
  5. Ocracoke Island

    • Only accessible by boat or air
  6. Topsail Island

    • Gets its name from folklore that pirate ships would hide behind the inlet with their topsails showing
  7. Oak Island

    •  Offers 65 public beach access point
  8. Wrightsville Beach

    • Offers everything from kayaking, surfing, and scuba diving options to jogging trails and golf courses
  9. Atlantic Beach

    • One of the most developed beach areas in North Carolina
  10. Duck

    • Outer Banks
  11. Nags Head

    • Most popular destinations along the Outer Banks
  12. Carolina Beach

    • Home to Carolina Beach State Park
  13. Kitty Hawk

    • Home of Orville and Wilbur Wright
  14. Kure Beach

    • Explore Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Find more information about each beach here.