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places to go on hatteras island
North Carolina, Sandy's Shores

Places to go on Hatteras Island

Nothing can put a damper on your beach day like the headaches and hassles of locating a good spot for the day. Whether you have gear to carry or 3 kids and the family dog in tow, you don’t want to have to walk a mile and a half just to stake out your spot in the sand. Never fear dear readers; on my most recent trip to the Outer Banks, I found some great spots for free! Here’s my guide to the places to go on Hatteras Island.

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Water parks near outer banks
North Carolina, Outer Banks

Make a Splash! Water Parks near Outer Banks, NC

Sand, surf, and sun; the key elements of your ideal North Carolina Beach vacation, but don’t forget to add a splash of fun. A day at the waterpark can be a thrilling way to beat the heat, fun for adults as well as delighting the kids. Sandy Saltwater is here to let you in on the best water parks for your next beach vacation, along with some helpful tips.

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Wrightsville Beach Parking
North Carolina

Wrightsville Beach Parking

.If you’re planning a vacation to Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, you’ve chosen a wonderful location for your getaway. As you are figuring out the details for your trip, you might be wondering about where to park once you get to the beach. We wanted to breakdown the Wrightsville Beach Parking options for you. Our team compiled all you need to know about parking at Wrightsville Beach. This should help you breathe easy when you get there.

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Portuguese Man of War
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Emerald Isle, North Carolina and the Portuguese Man of War

The Portuguese man of war is native to the Atlantic Ocean. They can occasionally be found in the waters off the southern coastline of the United States. The warm waters of summer, changing tides, and ocean winds bring the man-of-war closer to shore in summer. And the dangerous creatures do sometimes wash up on the beach. Emerald Isle, while being one of the southernmost North Carolina coastal communities, does not see very many man-of-wars each season. Man-of-wars are more common from South Carolina to Florida and a common nuisance in the Gulf of Mexico. Emerald Isle is just out of the normal range for man-of-wars to be a serious, ongoing concern.

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