Many look to retiring to the Carolina’s for golf, warm weather and mostly to have year round access to the best beaches in the US. According to the Travel Channel On-line, the following beaches are award winning when it comes to living that ideal Coastal Lifestyle.
Just minutes away from great coastal towns like, Wilmington, New Bern, Shallotte, and Leland, North Carolina, the best beaches are at your toe tips!!
Just east of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach offers crystal-clear waters, kiteboarding lessons and beachcombing on 5 miles of seashore. Scuba enthusiasts flock to the area to explore any of the 200 wrecks that sit on the ocean’s floor off the coast at Wrightsville’s sunny shores.
Leave behind your car and board a ferry for idyllic island life on the 12,000-acre Bald Head Island at the southernmost point of the cape islands along the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. On this peaceful island filled with private residences and beach rentals, there’s little more to do than spend lazy days exploring 14 miles of beach, interspersed with a round of golf, a hike through the maritime forest or a visit to historic Old Baldy Lighthouse.
Brunswick County Beaches
Brunswick Beaches are no doubt, some of the best beaches in North Carolina for a relaxing family beach vacation with kids and a romantic weekend getaway. Oak Island, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle are fantastic, and they are south facing, so you get sunrises and sunsets over the Atlantic.
These beaches are also popular for the Turtle hatching programs sponsored by local marine and fisheries. These area beaches are the home of many of the Plantation beach clubs that as a resident of your community, you will have access to year round.