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North Carolina


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  • Boating/Sailing
  • Water Sports
  • History
  • Beach

Top Lifestyles

  • Beach

    Driving permitted seasonally
    Driving permitted seasonally
    • A line of barrier islands, which are narrow islands that lie parallel to the coast, measuring 200 miles (320 km)
    • Islands include Bodie Island, Roanoke Island, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Island.
    • Most communities have road access, and others are accessible only by ferry, boat, or four-wheel drive vehicles.
    • Driving on the beach is permitted seasonally.
    • Ocracoke Island was named America’s Best Beach in 2007 by coastal research expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach.”
  • History

    Wright Brothers National Memorial
    Wright Brothers National Memorial
    • The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama production chronicles the mysterious disappearance of an early English settlement from Roanoke Island.
    • The North Carolina Maritime Museum on Hatteras Island documents the area’s history of piracy, warfare, exploration, transportation, and commerce.
    • Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills commemorates the first successful sustained powered flights, which were made in 1903.
  • Water Sports

    Good surfing spots
    Good surfing spots
    • Kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kite boarding, skim boarding, sailing, boating, personal watercraft, and swimming are popular.
    • Many rental shops and sports shops offer lessons and equipment.
    • Known as the “Windsurfing Capital of the East Coast” and a great year-round practice area
    • More than 1,500 known shipwrecks in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” create excellent dive locations, and local dive shops offer charters, lessons, and rental equipment.
  • Boating/Sailing

    Many marinas and boat ramps
    Many marinas and boat ramps
    • Many public boat ramps
    • Deep-sea fishing charters and sightseeing cruises are available.
    • The canals and marshes are great places for kayaking, and there are 11 public launch sites available.
    • Several adult and youth sailing programs


  • Tennis
  • Scenic
  • Retirement Community
  • Golf Destination
  • Fishing/Hunting
    • Fishing/hunting, golf destination, retirement community, scenic, tennis


    • 7 million visitors annually
    • Several fishing tournaments, including the SportCast USA World Championship Red Drum Tournament and the World Championship Surf and Shore Anglers Tournament
    • 5 lighthouses
    • The oldest lighthouse still in operation is the Ocracoke lighthouse, which was built in 1822.
    • Cape Hatteras was named the first national seashore, in 1953.
    • The islands are mostly connected by Highway 12 and a ferry system.


    Population 33,518
    Size 391 square miles (1,013 km2)
    Climate Windy weather year-round helps to cool the air during warm, humid summers and makes winters colder.
    Nearby Airports with Hub Connections Norfolk International Airport (ORF): Direct connections include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington, DC (IAD)
    Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU): Direct connections include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston (IAD), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington, DC (IAD)
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