Along the Crystal Coast in the Fort Macon State Park
While we won’t officially hit summer until next month, beach season is now underway here in North Carolina.
For many of us that means visits to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, that area where the coast runs east to west from Cape Lookout to Swansboro. For this week’s collection of Southern Travel Links, we’re featuring info about the Crystal Coast.
We saw a good roundup of Crystal Coast dining options this week including a few of our favorites, Amos Mosquito’s and Blue Moon Bistro. The Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority’s website is well done and a surprisingly good place to start learning about the area.
There are a ton of good “official” sites from the area:
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Fort Macon State Park
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Rachel Carson Reserve
NC Maritime Museum
Pine Knoll Shores
And we happen to be partial to some of our own posts about the area, including Kids and Aquariums…A Quick Introduction to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores; some thoughts on sailing and family traditions; and 10 reasons to visit Fort Macon.
Last summer we wrote about one of our favorite spots along the Crystal Coast, Sand Dollar Island (it’s been one of our most popular posts, yet).
Because of the east-west orientation of the Crystal Coast along with the miles and miles of shoreline, sunsets can be a real treat. Check out a few of our favorites from the Beaufort Inn, the Inlet Inn, and Front Street Grill at Stillwater.
Be sure to check out Bringing Home Beaufort.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call when you’re ready to visit!