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Old 06-05-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: North Caroline
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Have heard from some that our neighbor to the south, SC, has better coastal scenery on average, referring primarily to near the populated areas (ex. Wilmington vs. Charleston). Can anyone who has extensively traveled the coasts of both states confirm or deny this? What are the similarities and differences of the two coasts in general in terms of scenery, like trees, marshes, etc? Most beautiful spots in each?
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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I've never noticed much of a difference, other than SC is more like the coastal area of NC from say, Jacksonville to the south. The Outer Banks are very different from anything in SC. Otherwise, one marsh and sound looks a lot like another.

Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout, which are uninhabited and accessible only by boat, are very beautiful due to the total lack of development, the sense of isolation one can experience, and the views back across the sound to the mainland.

The beautiful live oaks, covered with spanish moss, that can be found in and around Wilmington and Southport are beautiful, and are very common in SC.

Jockey's Ridge, near Nags Head, is an awe inspiring site. The maritime forests in the Nags Head/Kitty Hawk area are beautiful, and the national wildlife refuge north of Corolla with its wild horses is beautiful.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:10 PM
 
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What do you like to see? NC has lighthouses, largest sand dune, wild horses, the drive on Rt 12 to Hatteras is beautiful, SC has some beautiful islands starting to the south of Myrtle Beach. Capers and Bull islands are uninhabited with cool boneyard beaches, Edisto is beautiful and Botany Bay is right there. The Carolinas are loaded with scenic coastal areas - take your pick.
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