The Cape Fear Coast

 With the Port City of Wilmington close by, visit one of the Cape Fear Beaches. You can enjoy beautiful Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach or Kure Beach while being close to historical sites, museums, and great restaurants and shopping.  


  •  Was voted "America's Best Riverfront" by USA Today in 2014
  • Was #23 in the book 100 Best Small Art Towns in America
  • Is Home of the nationally known NC Azalea Festival
  • Has North Carolina's largest number of historic building and homes in the downtown area
  • Is home to the Battleship North Carolina
  • Founded and is host to the Cucalorus Film Festival and is the host city for many other film festivals
  • Is the filming location for many movies and TV shows including The Crow, Iron Man III, I Know What You Did Last Summer,  Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Matlock, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Revolution, Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Six, and God Behavior

In addition to the fun and sun at nearby Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, you can experience Civil War history at Fort Fisher Historic Site, which is located on Kure Beach.

Brunswick Islands

Experience Brunswick Islands and Beaches starting with Oak Island and Caswell Beach and nearby Southport. Visit Holden Beach, and enjoy the diversity of Ocean Isle and Sunset Beaches, and the world famous fishing village of Calabash.  Brunswick Islands are in Brunswick County, which:

  • Has 6 major beaches, each with a unique character including Holden Beach named in 2012 by Dr. Beach as the #1 Family Beach, and Sunset Beach named by National Geographic in 2017 as one of the World's Best Beaches
  • Has 35+ golf courses
  • Has 19 incorporated towns, each with a distinct culture and a charming personality
  • Is a perfect location for day trips to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston
  • Has its own port town of Southport named by Coastal Living as 2017's Best Beach Town in America.
  • Has Ocean Island Beach, named in 2018 by Southern Living Magazine as the South's Best Tiny Town. 

The Grand Strand

Experience the world famous Blue Crab festival and Shrimp Festival in Little River.  Enjoy North Myrtle Beach, which was originally settled by farmers, fisherman and timber harvesters and later became the seaside resorts of Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach, and Windy Hill. Learn about Atlantic Beach also known as “the Black Pearl” which was founded in the 1930s by African-Americans during segregation and is now host to the nationally recognized BikeFest. Myrtle Beach is known for its beautiful beaches, entertainment and dining. You can also enjoy nearby Surfside and Garden City Beaches.  

The Hammock Coast

The Hammock Coast stretches from lower Garden City to historic Georgetown. The Hammock Coast also includes the village of Murrells Inlet, Huntington State Park, laid back Litchfield, and picturesque Pawley’s Island.  

Low Country Sea Islands

Low County Sea Islands stretch from Georgetown, SC to Daufuskie Island. Experience the rich West African heritage of the Gullah-Geechee culture along the South Carolina coastal region.  


Charleston is a beautiful port city with cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses. The Battery and Waterfront Park overlook Charleston Harbor. The city was founded in 1670 and nearby Fort Sumter is where the first shots of the Civil War rang out.