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Old 03-13-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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I'm looking for a beach that is rocky or otherwise interesting, something more than just sun and sand. It is a four-drive from where I am in Greensboro, so if someone can give me some places to try out, I would appreciate it.

Crystal
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Swansboro
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I'm pretty sure you won't find beaches like that in NC.... try California.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I've been to California, it was all sun and sand where I was.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Try Fort Fisher (30 min from Wilmington). Very diverse beach. Some areas rocky, other areas have very wide beach expanses, other areas have beautiful scrub oak trees which stretch right up to the beach.

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At the 3:15 mark, you are at Fort Fisher and begin to get a feel for the trees, rocks and beach.


YouTube - U.S. Route 421 - Fort Fisher, NC

Here are some various pics from flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=fort+fisher%2C+nc (broken link)
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Five Points
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those are not rocky beaches. that is call a rock jetty. we don't have rocky beaches in NC thank God.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Whew! Thank you uncletupelo for your response. I about jumped out of my skin before getting to your post.
No-Rocks are not on our coast. Rocks have been brought to our coast to form jetties and groins. And those are few and far between.
Rocks aren't even indicative of the coastal area. 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)
Bill
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Five Points
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A little factoid- Robert E Lee hepled design and build the rock jetty at Fort Macon while he was stationed there before the war of northern aggression. It is still there today.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Right down from the Fort Macon jetty (To the west a mile or so) is still the concrete remains of a WWII Batterry. It is locally known as the "gun mounts".

Bill
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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I have never heard of a scrub oak. We call them live oaks.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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those are not rocky beaches. that is call a rock jetty. we don't have rocky beaches in NC thank God.
Of course the beach is not naturally rocky, they don't exist in NC. I assumed the poster new that. But Fort Fisher has an expansive amount of rocks that have been used as barriers and many people use the rocks for photograph backdrops. Bottomline, FF is one of the most interesting beaches in NC (which was what the poster was seeking).

NC - Rock Barrier Protecting Fort Fisher #2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8568267@N08/1398821587/ - broken link)

As for scrub oaks, I've heard them called both live oaks and scrub oaks. I have four live oaks on my property and they are much larger than the trees at FF. So to be honest, I'm not sure if they are considered live oaks or scrub oaks. If you look online, the name seems evenly divided for the FF trees.
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