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Old 03-13-2009, 08:06 PM
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I don't know why you would need rocks to make a beach interesting! Our NC beaches are beautiful and the water is warm and inviting in the summer. I heard Hammocks Beach State Park is pretty interesting for shell seeking although you have to take a ferry to get there... If all you see at our beaches is sun and sand, you need to look through a different lens...you might see dolphins leaping....an occasional skate swimming by...with a mask, lots of tiny fish with the prettiest blue fins, ghost crabs scurrying across the sand, all kinds of fun birds to watch...and all kinds of fun people to watch...surfers, kiteboarders..I could go on and on! If this doesn't suit, go to Oregon and they have the most incredible rocky beaches, but it is kind of a long drive from here!
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:15 PM
Location: Five Points
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pristine and all natural Cape Lookout National Seashore is 56 miles of non-boring beach. NC has beautiful beaches from Ocean Isle to Salter Path and on up to the outer banks. We are so lucky to have what we do. I could care less about a rocky beach.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:35 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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I love rocky beaches and have been on real pretty ones--from Oregon to California to Washington state--and Maine. Dramatic. Crashing surf. Cold water. Wild and wooly.

However, I also love warm water to swim , snorkel and wade--and soft sand and clean beaches so I love our North Carolina Beaches for those reasons. No rocks, some dunes, pretty grasses and for the most part, very clean and well-kept.

M favorites include Cape Lookout, as previously mentioned, Ocracoke (voted best beach in U.S. a couple of years ago), Avon on the Outer Banks and the beaches around Pine Knoll Shores here in Carteret County.

Off-season, one can often be alone for miles and miles of beach walking, and even in the height of summer, you can usually find a spot that's relatively peaceful if you choose a place away from the condo developments...

I know how cliffs and rocks make for beautiful photo's, exploding surf and drama but there's something to be said about the more gentle warm clean beaches of North Carolina, too.

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Old 03-20-2009, 02:23 PM
Location: Swansboro
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Originally Posted by Bill Hitchcock View Post
In fact-The only rock you'll see will be one big one in in someone's yard. It's a fake, plastic rock used to hide their water pump.
(Never did understand the logic to that)

LOL I've always wondered the same thing It's not like it's inconspicuous to have a giant boulder in your front yard.
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