Make North Carolina Coast your next getaway—choose from 912 great vacation rentals
Island hop, boat, float, or lounge your way across North Carolina’s coast. With 300+ miles of barrier island beaches and each island’s unique flair, there’s no end to exploration. Book your North Carolina coast vacation rental and embrace adventure.
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North Carolina is a favorite vacation spot for anglers, adventurers, families, and travelers looking to get off the grid. Between Wilmington and Outer Banks, you can find popular boardwalk attractions or quiet and remote shorelines. Find your next getaway amongst pristine beaches, lighthouses, and charming coastal towns.
North Carolina’s coast sees visitors return annually for its laidback air of relaxation and natural, wild landscape. With its proximity to the Gulf Stream, anglers take advantage of the coast’s abundant fishing, and its lighthouses, wild horses, and state parks provide plenty of sightseeing and day trip options for any traveler. Save your spot with a beach house rental, the Atlantic Ocean is calling.
Things to do on the North Carolina Coast
While lazing at the beach is the name of the game for some guests, relaxation on the coast comes in so many forms.
- Get out in the wild. Explore the coast’s changing landscape, between the rugged dunes of the Outer Banks and peppered islands east of the Bogue Sound. Find hermit crabs along Springer’s Point Preserve, take in butterfly splendor at Airlie Gardens, or kayak out at Wrightsville Beach. Drop a fishing line at Cape Hatteras National Seashore or rent some four-wheelers in Salvo.
- Grab a tour. North Carolina’s rich history and environmental wonders are around every corner. Take a trip through time and check out WWII Battleship North Carolina, seek new heights at Currituck Lighthouse, or wander the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. Kids will love the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island or the Museum of Coastal Carolina.
- Find family fun. Watersports and beach days aside, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all ages. Make some waves at Salty Pirate Waterpark on Emerald Isle or spot some scaly friends at Aligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Don’t miss your chance to see the wild horses in Corolla—said to be ancestors of wild Spanish Mustangs that have run free on the beaches for over the last 400 years.
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