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Advice 5¢
111 Scarborough La.
Duck, NC 27949

A roof with varied pitches and eaves tops this contemporary steely blue-gray beach house with white trim and multipane windows rising from the sandy dunes. Although the name is lighthearted, Advice 5¢ is very serious about guest care. Beds in each room are dressed with crisp, colorful linens. All rooms have private decks, ceiling fans, and baths stocked with thick cotton towels. The suite has a whirlpool bath, sitting area, and cable TV. You have use of the tennis courts, swimming pool, and the beach access at Sea Pines, a nearby resort. From the North Beach area you can easily walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Pros:

on-site massage therapy; quiet and secluded but walking distance to commercial area.


no ocean view. www.advice5.com. 4 rooms, 1 suite. In-hotel: restaurant. Credit cards accepted. Closed mid-Nov.-mid-Mar. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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2 Beacon House Inn
Beacon House Inn
715 Carolina Beach Ave. N
Carolina Beach, NC 2842828428

Back in the 1950s, these pine-panel rooms were a boarding house, and Beacon House is filled with reminders of those days. In the morning enjoy a full Southern breakfast and borrow towels before heading across the street for a day at the beach. The rooms aren't particularly large, but all except one have an en-suite bathroom, and suite bathrooms are luxurious, with a hot tub or multihead shower. Three cottages with full kitchens give families—and pet owners—a vacation alternative. Pros:

quiet; off the main drag; close to the beach.


can be difficult to find; pets are only allowed in two of the cottages and you have to pay a fee; breakfast not included with cottages; children under 12 are only allowed in the cottages. www.beaconhouseinnb-b.com. 5 rooms (4 with bath), 2 suites, 3 cottages. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: some pets allowed, some age restrictions. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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3 First Colony Inn
First Colony Inn
6720 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Stand on the verandas that encircle this old, three-story, cedar-shingle inn and admire the ocean views. Two rooms have wet bars and kitchenettes; others have four-poster or canopy beds, handcrafted armoires, and English antiques. All rooms contain extras, such as heated towel bars. The story of this landmark's near demolition, its rescue, and the move to the present site is told in framed photographs, letters, and news accounts lining the sunny dining room. In fall and winter, Nature Conservancy birding weekends include excursions to the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge. Pros:

homey accommodations feel like grandma's house; some in-room whirlpool tubs.


you'll have to cross a road to get to the beach; no elevator. www.firstcolonyinn.com. 26 rooms. In-room: kitchen (some). In-hotel: pool. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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4 Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Wrightsville Beach
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Wrightsville Beach
1706 N. Lumina Ave.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

If you like to be pampered, this is the only place on Wrightsville Beach to fit the bill—but you'll pay a premium for the amenities. Supervised children's activities (ages four to 12) give mom and dad a chance to sneak away, perhaps for a massage. The rooms are standard, although the ocean views are anything but; don't overlook the third-floor oceanview terrace. The restaurant is missable, but live music on the terrace (Thursday through Sunday in summer) is a nice end to the day. Pros:

activities for kids; indoor and outdoor pools; steps away from the beach.


expensive rates; mediocre restaurant. www.wrightsville.sunspreeresorts.com. 184 rooms, 8 suites. In-room: Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pools, gym, children's programs, laundry facilities. Credit cards accepted.

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5 Island House of Wanchese
Island House of Wanchese
104 Old Wharf Rd.
Wanchese, NC 27981

Roy and Jeanne Green purchased the circa-1900 house in 1991 and updated it, turning it into a B&B, but they retained the original wood flooring and wavy glass windows. The wraparound porch is glassed in so you can sit and see the lovely gardens without interference from bugs. Rooms are decorated with antiques, hope chests, and handmade quilts. The resident innkeepers provide evening turndown service; complimentary beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas; a freezer for your catch; and a full breakfast. Pros:

lots of quirky antique trinkets on display; serene setting; cozy gardens.


far from business and beach districts; common rooms and some guest rooms are a little dark; no kids allowed unless approved by owners. www.islandhouse-bb.com. 3 rooms, 1 suite. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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6 Jameson Inn
Jameson Inn
5102 Dunlea Ct.
Wilmington, NC 28405

Midway between downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, this small hotel with large rooms offers all the comforts of home, including recliners in some rooms. Across the street from a Target-anchored shopping center, there are plenty of restaurant choices within walking distance. Jameson's deluxe continental breakfast includes make-your-own Belgian waffles. Pros:

pet-friendly, near two key thoroughfares, walking distance to shopping and chain restaurants.


small bathrooms, far from the downtown historic district, surrounded by congested roads. www.jamesoninns.com. 67 rooms. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: pool, gym, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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7 The Nags Head Inn
The Nags Head Inn
4701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Being an independent property, not a chain, is not the only thing that makes this motel stand out—the blocky, white stucco exterior with blue accents is in sharp contrast with the cottages that surround it. The five-story hotel has basic, tidy rooms right on the beach. Ask for an oceanside room to get a balcony. The inn is especially family-friendly: kids under 12 stay free, and cribs and cots are available for $10 extra. Pros:

shaded parking; on the beach.


no breakfast; a small, no-frills lobby. www.nagsheadinn.com. 100 rooms. In-hotel: pool, spa. Credit cards accepted. Closed late Nov.-Dec.

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8 The Sanderling Resort & Spa
The Sanderling Resort & Spa
1461 Duck Rd.
Duck, NC 27949

Located on a remote beach 5 mi north of Duck, the Sanderling is a fine place to be pampered, go swimming, or go for a stroll. The three inn buildings and villas recently underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment; they feature the mellow look of classic Carolina beach cottages with warm tones, wood furniture, and chenille lounge chairs. A 3-mi nature trail winds through the adjacent Pine Island Bird Sanctuary, and the concierge can help arrange kayak tours and other activities. The elegant, dinner-only Left Bank restaurant ($$$$) has a wall of windows overlooking Currituck Sound. The resort-casual Lifesaving Station ($$-$$$), in a restored 1899 lifesaving station, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and includes a second-floor lounge. Pros:

on-site spa; natural surroundings; plush robes in every room.


king-size beds only; maximum of two guests per room unless otherwise authorized; third-person room charges for guests 17 and older. www.sanderlinginn.com. 88 rooms, 5 villas. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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9 Scarborough Inn
Scarborough Inn
524 U.S. 64/264
Manteo, NC 27954

Two stories of wraparound porches surround the Scarborough, which is modeled after a turn-of-the-20th-century inn. Outside each room are benches and rocking chairs; inside, each is decorated differently, with family heirlooms as well as modern conveniences, like coffeemakers. Room refrigerators come stocked with ready-made, packaged breakfast items. The property is within walking distance of popular shops and restaurants and about 5 mi from the beach. Pros:

nicely groomed garden areas; B&B feel at a good price.


located on a busy road; small lobby; innkeeper may step out and lock front office. www.scarborough-inn.com. 14 rooms. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: No meals.

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10 Sea Gull Motel
Sea Gull Motel
56883 N.C. Hwy 12
Hatteras Village, NC 27943

The 1950s-era, family-operated Sea Gull was renovated in 2004 with comfort in mind. Adjacent cottage properties, each of which sleeps up to six, rent ($$$$) by the week during high season. The 15 rooms, about 50 yards from the beach, all have at least a mini-refrigerator and microwave; a two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen is also available. Ask about corner room No. 116 with ocean views on two sides. Pros:

quiet setting; oceanfront pool; family-friendly.


remote location; no breakfast; no Wi-Fi. www.seagullhatteras.com. 15 rooms, 1 suite, 2 cottages. In-room: kitchen (some), Internet. In-hotel: pool, beach. Credit cards accepted.

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11 Silver Gull Motel
Silver Gull Motel
20 E. Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

This 37-year beach mainstay might be showing its age a little, but the rooms are clean and reasonably priced, and the kitchens were renovated in 2006. The location, right next to Johnny Mercer Pier, is terrific. Movie fans should ask for No. 326, where scenes from Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

were filmed.


good oceanfront value; next door to a classic wooden fishing pier; shaded parking.


no breakfast; no-frills decor. 32 rooms. In-room: Wi-Fi. Credit cards accepted.

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12 Windjammer Inn
Windjammer Inn
103 Salter Path Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

What you get here is straightforward—a comfortable, large room with a private balcony, an ocean view, and easy access to the beach. The five-story glass elevator sets the inn apart from typical beach lodging. There's a two-night minimum stay on summer weekends; great off-season rates. Pros:

outdoor Jacuzzi; all rooms are oceanfront; beach is right outside the door and feels private.


small lobby; no breakfast. www.windjammerinn.com. 46 rooms. In-hotel: pool. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: No meals.

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13 beaches

Ocracoke Island, NC 27960

Ocracoke Island beaches are among the least populated and most beautiful on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Four public access areas have parking as well as off-road vehicle access.

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14 Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach

Kure Beach, NC 28428

Carolina Beach, a town established in 1857, has an old-fashioned boardwalk undergoing revitalization. A semi-open arcade features vintage games, and a doughnut shop still fries its rounds daily. Bars and marinas line a central business district. Its popularity with young people once earned it the nickname "Pleasure Island," but affluent families snapping up waterfront property are changing the demographics. Fishing is a major activity, and anglers can test their skill on the pier, in the surf, and on deep-sea charter excursions. You can also take a nightly party cruise.

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15 Coquina Beach
Coquina Beach

Nags Head, NC 27959

Coquina Beach, in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is considered by locals to be the loveliest beach in the Outer Banks. The wide-beam ribs of the shipwreck Laura Barnes

rest in the dunes here. Driven onto the Outer Banks by a nor'easter in 1921, she ran aground north of this location; the entire crew survived. The wreck was moved to Coquina Beach in 1973 and displayed behind ropes, but subsequent hurricanes have scattered the remains and covered them with sand, making it difficult to discern. Free parking, public changing rooms, showers, and picnic shelters are available.

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16 Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
1101 Corolla Village Rd.
Corolla, NC 27927

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is the northernmost lighthouse on the Outer Banks. Except in high winds or thunderstorms, you can climb 214 steps to the top. Completed in 1875 of around 1 million bricks, the lighthouse is unpainted. www.currituckbeachlight.com. Admission: $7. Hours: Easter-Thanksgiving, daily 9-5.

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17 Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Kure Beach, NC 28449

Fort Fisher State Historic Site marks one of the South's largest and most important earthworks fortifications from the Civil War, so tough it was known as the Southern Gibraltar. A reconstructed battery, Civil War relics, and artifacts from sunken blockade runners are on-site. The fort is part of the Fort Fisher Recreation Area, with 4 mi of undeveloped beach. It's also known for its underwater archaeology sites. At least two guided tours are available daily. www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher. Admission: Free. Hours: Apr.-Sept., Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5; Oct.-Mar., Tues.-Sat. 10-4.

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18 Fort Macon State Park
Fort Macon State Park
2300 E. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

The centerpiece of Fort Macon State Park is the 1834 pentagon-shape fortress used first to protect the coast against foreign invaders and pirates, then against Yankees during the Civil War. You can explore on your own or take a guided tour. The 365-acre park set in a maritime forest also offers picnicking areas, hiking trails, a mile-long beachfront with a large bathhouse and refreshments, and summer concerts. Rangers offer a wide selection of nature talks and walks, including Civil War weapons demonstrations, bird or butterfly hikes, and beach explorations. Follow the boardwalk over the dunes to the beach, which, due to strong currents, has lifeguards on duty June through Labor Day from 10 to 5:45. A bathhouse locker costs $4. www.ncparks.gov/visit/parks/foma/main.php. Admission: Free. Hours: Fort: daily 9-5:30. Grounds: Mar., Apr., May, Sept., and Oct. daily 8-7; June-Aug., daily 8-8.

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19 North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Morehead City, NC 28512

The. A recent $25 million renovation tripled the facility's size. Exhibits include a touch pool with live horseshoe crabs; river otters; and a 306,000-gallon, 64-foot-long Living Shipwreck of a German submarine sunk off the North Carolina coast in 1942. There's a large selection of programs, walks, and excursions. You can take a nighttime stroll on the beach looking for loggerhead turtles or kayak the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area. Kids will love seeing the aquarium menagerie getting fed or spending a night at a slumber party in front of the Living Shipwreck exhibit. www.ncaquariums.com. Admission: $8. Hours: Daily 9-5.

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20 Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry
Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry


If you're approaching the town from Kure Beach and Fort Fisher via U.S. 421, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, a state-operated car ferry, provides a river ride between Old Federal Point at the tip of the spit and the mainland. Old Baldy Lighthouse on Bald Head Island is seen en route, as well as the Oak Island Lighthouse and the ruins of the Price's Creek Lighthouse—in fact, this is the only point in the United States where you can see three lighthouses at the same time. It's best to arrive early (30 minutes before ferry departure), as it's first-come, first-served. www.ncferry.org. Admission: $5 per car, one-way. Hours: Call for schedule.

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21 White Lake
White Lake
1879 Lake Dr.
White Lake, NC 28337

The white, sandy bottom at this Carolina bay in Bladen County is clearly visible. Because the lake has no currents, tides, or hidden depressions, it has a reputation as the "nation's safest beach." Although White Lake has only 500 year-round residents, the lake draws 200,000 people each summer because of its swimming, boating, wake boarding, jet skiing, and waterskiing opportunities. Other attractions include an amusement park and tent and RV-camping accommodations. www.whitelakenc.com.

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