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Vacationing in Carteret County and Swansboro
Day Trip New Bern NC
Day Trip Oriental NC
Day Trip "Down East" & Beaufort NC

Embarking on a Day Trip “Down East” in Carteret County, NC…

…typically begins in the historic, picturesque, eclectic, vibrant town of Beaufort, NC. Be warned—you may find yourself so captivated that you spend the entire day there!

Harkers Island is particularly celebrated for its renowned Duck Decoy Carving artists and serves as the ideal gateway to the Cape Lookout National Seashore and beyond.

As you explore “down east,” you will encounter over ten small, distinctive coastal towns and historic fishing villages. These hidden gems are rich in maritime heritage and framed by scenic landscapes, including breathtaking views of the Core Sound. For a unique journey, consider taking a ferry to Ocracoke from Cedar Island.

Discover these tranquil spots where tradition and beauty blend seamlessly, offering an authentic slice of coastal North Carolina life. You might even find yourself intrigued enough to consider the local real estate offerings.

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Day Trips to New Bern, Oriental, “Down-East”/Beaufort