Ocean Isle Beach, Best Beaches on the North Carolina Coast

Almost straddling the border of South Carolina and North Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach is one of North Carolina's southernmost barrier islands. Just over seven miles long, it is a favorite of retirees searching for the idyllic beach lifestyle. Located between the tourist mecca of Myrtle Beach and the historic charm of Wilmington, little is known … [Read more...]

Oak Island, Home of the Long Beach Pavilion

For nearly 300 years, the name Oak Island was a misnomer. Not an island at all, it was connected to the mainland by mud flats that flooded with the rising tide. It was not until 1936, when the Elizabeth River was deepened during the final stages of the construction of the Intracoastal Waterway, that Oak Island truly lived up to its name. Because … [Read more...]

Holden Beach, Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sanctuary

The residents of Holden Beach, long regarded as one of North Carolina’s most beautiful barrier islands, are committed to protecting the natural beauty and serenity of the island for generations to come. This commitment has made Holden Beach a favorite destination for retirees seeking the solitude of a small seaside town. But thanks to a modern … [Read more...]

Sneads Ferry, NC – Seafood, Fishing, Hiking and More

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina just might be the catch of the day - at least for seafood lovers. A small fishing village located across the Intracoastal Waterway from Topsail Island, it brings in literally boatloads of seafood. The annual catch includes more than 385 tons of shrimp, 25 tons of flounder, and approximately 493 tons of other seafood … [Read more...]

Carolina Beach, North Carolina – The Perfect Place to Spend the Rest of Your Life

The word is out and the verdict is in – small-town charm and warm ocean breezes make Carolina Beach a great place to spend the best years of your life. Crossing the Snow’s Cut Bridge from Wilmington to Pleasure Island and its largest town, Carolina Beach, is a breath of fresh air as you leave the noise and traffic of the city for the serenity of … [Read more...]

Hampstead, NC – Cherishing its History

Hampstead’s popularity today can be attributed in part to the many recreational activities offered in the area. Once only a small fishing village, Hampstead is now in one of the fastest growing areas in North Carolina. Newcomers of all ages are making the quaint little waterfront community their permanent home, and many of them are … [Read more...]

Leland NC, Easy Drive to Top Attractions

Despite its recent growth, the town of Leland, North Carolina, is still a place where a sense of community is central to the well-being of its residents and where the pace of life is slow and pleasant. The number of people calling Leland home has more than quadrupled since the dawn of the new millennium, surprising only those who wonder why the … [Read more...]

Windswept, Carolina Beach, Near the Beach

Nestled among rows of palm trees and caressed by soft summer salt breezes, just a seashell's throw from Snow's Cut Bridge in New Hanover County, North Carolina, is a neighborhood that offers the feel of the beach in affordable style. Windswept, offered by Atlantic Shores Real Estate and SECOF Construction, is located off Carolina Beach Road, … [Read more...]

Calabash – NC Great Seafood at Affordable Prices

Nestled on the tidal plains in the southeast corner of North Carolina lies a small fishing village with a timeless legacy and a rich tradition. Situated between the bright lights of Myrtle Beach to the south and the historic charm of Wilmington to the north, Calabash remains a pleasant respite from the modern world. Known as the Seafood Capital … [Read more...]

Southport, NC, Quintessential Small Southern Town

By a quirk of history, the city of Southport, North Carolina, has retained its idyllic setting to this day. Had the city fathers had their way when the New World was still new, the sleepy little waterfront town would have become the main shipping port in the region. That distinction went instead to Wilmington, and, as a result, Southport remains … [Read more...]