5 NC beaches to visit this summer

May 10th, 2019 by

Looking forward to some sun and sand in the upcoming season? You’re not alone – Memorial Day is around the corner and it seems like the whole state of North Carolina will be heading for the shore. To simplify your summer, we’re listing our top five picks for best NC beaches to visit this year. Check it out!

#1: Wrightsville Beach:

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If you’re a big fan of water sports – namely, surfing – head to Wrightsville Beach this summer. This NC beach is renowned for some of the best surfing in the country and also offers kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, and skim boarding to keep you busy. The beach is extremely accessible and is flanked by a walkable town filled with boutiques, restaurants, and surf shops.

#2: Carolina Beach:

NC Beaches

Looking to beat stress this summer and get away from it all? Carolina Beach has a seriously laid back vibe with a vintage boardwalk to wander, as well as shops and restaurants to explore. This beach also hosts numerous live music sessions and music festivals, including the Carolina Beach Music Festival every year. Bring your guitar!

#3: Carova Beach: 

wild mustangs on beach

Think Misty – Misty the horse, that is – when you think of Carova Beach. This NC beach is famous for its four-legged residents, the wild mustangs that still inhabit and roam the miles of sand that stretch beside the ocean. The water is consistently warm through the summer into the early fall, and beachgoers will love the quiet and private beaches with plenty of rentals to take advantage of over the summer season.

#4: Kure Beach:

family beaches

Kure Beach is a great solution for families looking for a beach getaway. The town beside the beach features the state aquarium and historic Fort Fisher as well as several playgrounds. Additionally, the ocean boardwalk is the oldest on the entire East Coast of the U.S. It’s a small town-vibe, but you’ll find everything you need to keep your family entertained and happy during your visit.

#5: Myrtle Beach: 

SC Beaches

Looking for the life of the party? Head to Myrtle Beach! This NC beach one of the most popular beach destinations in the country and has the crowds to prove it.  You’ll find endless eateries, arcades, bars, shopping, and activities to keep you busy when you’re not on the sand, as well as the SkyWheel, one of the tallest ferris wheels in the country. And there’s plenty of beach to go around – the “Grand Strand” stretches over 60 miles. And don’t worry – it’s technically in a different state, but it’s not a far drive from Charlotte.

And don’t forget – if salt air isn’t your thing, you’re right next to the beautiful Lake Norman State Park! This NC beach is the largest man-made beach in the state and offers miles of hiking and biking, as well as camping, swimming, fishing, and boating to keep you busy.

Wherever your summer takes you, be safe! Remember to drive carefully and if you need quick auto service to get your ride ready before you head out, call Toyota of N Charlotte at (704) 659-2025. Have a great beach day!

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