How to Get the most out of North Carolina's Beaches

Be Prepared

Nothing is worse than finally finding the perfect beach spot and then realizing you forgot the sunscreen. Now, I am not going to bore you with the obvious things that we all know that we need to bring – you know, like sunscreen, bug spray, sun hats/umbrellas, beach towels/blankets, water and snacks. Instead here is a list of some items that will make your day at the beach more enjoyable:

Choose the Best Time to Go to the Beach

According to, "the sun is the most intense between 10 AM and 4 PM.” While most sunbathers flock to the beach mid-morning, consider going early to beat the crowds and get the best spot. If you do not have young children and want a real experience, come right before dawn and watch the sunrise. A thermos of coffee and some Britt’s Donuts will make the experience even more glorious. You can always come back for a late afternoon swim and a picnic dinner on one of North Carolina's beaches. Bring a sweatshirt and a change of clothes and enjoy the cool evening breeze and the cry of the seagulls.

Get the Most out of North Carolina's Beaches

Being prepared, packing for fun and choosing the best time can make your beach experience go from fun to fabulous. The beaches at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, North Carolina are pristine and quiet. Come with your family and soak up some sun to ease a frostbitten winter.