The beaches of North Carolina are where England first attempted to colonize the Americas, with disastrous results for the 'Lost Colony'.

Famous Pirates like Blackbeard ruled the jagged coast in daring raids on merchant ships. During the Civil War, confederate blockade runners challenged the Union Blockades to deliver goods from England and France.

The Wright Brothers defied gravity from a sandy dune not far from the windswept beach and brought mankind into the aviation age.

Determined to protect this fragile coastal environment, the U.S. Government set aside much of these islands and beaches as the nations's first National Seashore.

But North Carolina Beaches are much more than a living lesson in history and ecology. These sandy barrier islands are a special place where time seems to slow. Where breathtaking beauty envelops the spirit and sets it soaring, luring visitors back year after year.

Bald Head Island
Calabash Golf Links
Carolina Beach
Fort Fisher
Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Kure Beach
North Beach Realty, Inc.
Official Tourism site for Shallotte
Oyster Bay Golf Links
River House Bed and Breakfast
Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce
Salter Path Family Campground
Sand Dollar Motel
Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center
Sunset Beach Real Estate
Topsail Island
Town of Ocean Isle Beach

The North Carolina State Insect is the Honey Bee.

Honey Bees provide valuable pollination for North Carolina Crops. One good hive of bees can contain approximately 30,000 Bees.


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