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Old 02-19-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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I like the idea of sun and beach and enjoying a slow pace... so what are the beach towns that are the least over-run by tourists in North Carolina? Any suggestions?
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I like the idea of sun and beach and enjoying a slow pace... so what are the beach towns that are the least over-run by tourists in North Carolina? Any suggestions?
I live near North Topsail Beach, and it is mainly privately owned homes, with one fishing pier and a couple of restaurants. Services like groceries are on the mainland or in Surf City.

Ocean Isle Beach has been described similarly.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Bolivia, NC
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Holden Beach is a nice, clean family-oriented beach. There are a couple of restaurants, a very nice Food Lion, drug store, dollar store, etc. It is about a 15 minute drive to Shallotte, which has a lot to offer for shopping and restaurants.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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To the above I'd mention Hammocks Beach/Bear Island for beach with no crowds. On account that it's only accessible by Ferry. You can stay in Swansboro, which is not as touristy because mose of the tourists spend their time down the road and over the bridge in Emerald Isle or even further down the road on the Beaufort waterfront. Thing is, there are no real year round tourist meccas like Myrtle Beach or Orlando. The real trick to avoiding tourists is to vacation early or late season. April/May and September/October. Weather is still warm, and tourists are gone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Is...North_Carolina)
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to Hammocks Beach State Park

Swansboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Town of Swansboro*
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Didn't we just have this question?
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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I like the idea of sun and beach and enjoying a slow pace... so what are the beach towns that are the least over-run by tourists in North Carolina? Any suggestions?
Manteo is as it was and the OBX are just over the bridge. Dare County has the best schools in E. NC coastal area and the tax base from the OBX ensures taxes are low in Manteo.

Of course you will pay higher house insurance rates than taxes, but that is to be expected when you live near the ocean.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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I like the idea of sun and beach and enjoying a slow pace... so what are the beach towns that are the least over-run by tourists in North Carolina? Any suggestions?
Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach in Brunswick County (most South East part of NC)
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Holden Beach is a nice, clean family-oriented beach. There are a couple of restaurants, a very nice Food Lion, drug store, dollar store, etc. It is about a 15 minute drive to Shallotte, which has a lot to offer for shopping and restaurants.
I totally agree. Holden Beach is uncrowded and family oriented!
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I'd also add Topsail Beach at the south end of Topsail Island. The bridges to Topsail Island enter at Surf City and North Topsail so people have to make more of an effort to reach Topsail Beach. Again privately owned homes and a couple of restaurants, etc. We'll be there in two weeks!!!
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