January 20, 2011

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach & Fort Fisher Named Best Beaches in North Carolina

We've always known it to be true but it's always nice to see others agree. Back on July 1, 2010, Yahoo contributor Tricia Sabol wrote an article titled "The Best Beaches in North Carolina" and she chose the beaches of Pleasure Island as the best in the state. The three beach areas of Pleasure Island were lumped into one due to their close proximity to each other.

The other two beaches making the list were Duck and Emerald Island.

Ms. Sabol noted in her article that because North Carolina is filled with so many wonderful beaches that it can often be difficult for visitors to chose one for their vacations. To help them out, she came up with her list of the top three in the state and here is what she had to say about naming the beaches of Pleasure Island as her top pick:

"This is my pick for the best beach area in North Carolina. I have lumped Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher into one entry because of their very close proximity to one another on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. This area is less commercially developed than nearby Wrightsville Beach, so there are not many great options for shopping. However, what you will find at Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher are fewer crowds, gorgeous beaches, and a very relaxed atmosphere.

Both Carolina Beach and Kure Beach have small fishing piers, and Carolina Beach even has a small boardwalk with an arcade. A visit to Britt's Donut Shop on the Carolina Beach boardwalk is a must!

When you are ready to take a short break from sitting on the beach, you can visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which is a great activity for kids. And for the history buffs in your group, you can also check out the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Civil War museum. Even if you aren't particularly interested in history, the beaches and the historic site itself at Fort Fisher are stunning and are absolutely worth a visit!

If you are looking to get out on the water, you can take a 30 minute ferry ride from Fort Fisher to the town of Southport, North Carolina. There are some great views of lighthouses along the way, and doing a little shopping in the town of Southport is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon..."

Read the full article

About Tricia Sabol:
I have a full-time job working as a lawyer, but it doesn't define who I am. I am also a part-time wedding officiant, massage therapist, handwriting analyst, and certified laughter leader. I am passionate about travel, running, wine, and Raleigh NC restaurants, bars and events!

Photo: Fort Fisher Serenity
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