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.
Last edited by LittleDolphin; 03-14-2009 at 06:38 PM..