Can you recommend a North Carolina beach?

I'm visiting my Marine this weekend at Camp Lejeune, NC. Can anyone recommend a nice beach within an hour or so driving distance for a day trip? I looked at a map and here are some of the names I found: Surf City, Sneads Ferry, Cape Carteret, Emerald Isle, Bogue Sound, Pin Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort.

We prefer a less populated, quieter beach, we love wildlife and clean, natural areas, and we're definitely not into clubbing. If you're familiar with the vicinity, I'd welcome your suggestions. Thanks!

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Okracoke Island is accessible by ferry, and it is so secluded. You & your Marine would love the privacy. Shake his hand for me, tell 'em I appreciate his service. :-)

  • 1 decade ago

    I looked up your Camp Lejeune on Google Earth and it seems a far distance from Nags Head. It's a shame too. Hatteras Island is a BEAUTIFUL place. I've been going down to Frisco (the southern end of it) for 20 years now, my parents for over 30. It's the only place I vacation and I'm all the way out in PA. It'll probably be too far away if your just looking for a day trip (unless you don't mind driving maybe 3 or 4 hours? I'm not sure) but if you ever get the chance to go, I highly suggest you do! :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to Nags Head. It's def. a laid back, quiet beach. It's not very populated and it's a great palce for families. Not a party beach. Just do a search for Nags Head. I'm not sure how far it is from Camp Lejeune, but you can look it up on

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    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The 2ND best beach in the east. Myrtle Beach. Virginia beach is number one.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nag's Head! I'm from Va Beach and we always vacation in Nag's Head :)

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