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Showing 16-28 of 28 Nature Resorts
Sail, surf, and sun are signatures of this coastal beach town. Get the full experience and travel to the more secluded areas, too, like Masonboro Island--the largest undisturbed barrier island along southern North Carolina's coast. Explore nature trails and see inhabitants such as endangered loggerhead sea turtles and shore birds.... more
Observe wildlife on the water with Buccaneer Cruises, where tours showcase dolphins, osprey, and other wildlife. Hurry on over to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and view magnificent loggerhead sea turtles, green sea turtles, and possibly even a rare Kemp's Ridley turtle!... more
From a luxurious condo or oceanfront hideaway from Treasure Realty you can explore Topsail Island. Spend the afternoon under the sun in a chartered boat discovering the waters of the North Carolina coast. At the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center you can check out marine wildlife up close. Spend some time wandering along the... more
Enjoy what nature has to offer with a trip to Topsail. This 26-mile island town is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Spend the day on the trails, charter a guide for a kayak tour, or learn about sea turtles at the nearby rehabilitation center. You can also charter a deep sea fishing trip for a chance to land a trophy you won't soon... more
Picnic in the National Seashore or dine in a fine restaurant. Watch birds in the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge and even join the First Colony Inn for a birding weekend. Spend an afternoon at the North Carolina Aquarium in Manteo, dive on a sunken ship, take an aero-tour, windsurf, or hang glide.... more
The coast of North Carolina is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Absorb the sights and smells of the waves crashing on the shore as the sun sparkles on the water. Explore the area with hikes, swims, dives, and bike rides, you're sure to discover surprising adventures at every turn!... more
Reconnect with nature during a stay at The Inn at Corolla Light! Great for an ecological excursion, explore the variety of walking nature trails in the area or go check out the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education to become more versed in coastal North Carolina's wildlife, natural history and cultural heritage.... more
Your Bald Head Island beach vacation offers a serenity found in very few beaches. Get ready to relax and enjoy the quieter side of life with beautiful surroundings. Accessible only by boat, about eighty percent of Bald Head Island is protected nature preserves including an amazing maritime forest.... more
The Local Yokel Ferry will drop you off on Shackleford to see and photograph the famous wild horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It is just a short walk from the soundside over to the ocean. Standing atop the dunes, you may be able to spot nearby small herds.... more
Intracoastal Realty is a great place to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. Whether you want to go for a stroll on the beach, or head the beautiful Masonboro Island there's always something for nature lovers to do. There are also great opportunities for fishing as well! Charter a trip out into the ocean and see what you catch!... more
Rain or shine, Kill Devil Hills doesn’t disappoint. Take a gander beneath the sea at the aquarium, visit history at local museums, or stop to smell the roses at Elizabethan Gardens. The gardens are a living memorial to Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony. See the sunken floral garden and herb, wildflower and rose gardens that... more
Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder. For the adventurer, there are 16.7 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Or, enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Dismal Swamp Canal in your canoe or kayak.... more
Located just across the Intracoastal Waterway from a North Carolina barrier island that's accessible by a pontoon bridge - the resort sits in a natural wonderland of white sand beaches and untouched marshlands. Take a nature tour and watch sea turtles hatch or see the nesting ospreys keep watch.... more