Welcome to Morehead City.

45 min.from Bear Creek community

    

 

The Crystal Coast boasts a vacation resort atmosphere set in a series of southern fishing villages. Must see family favorites often include Fort Macon State Park, The North Carolina Aquarium and the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Accommodations are plentiful and varied depending on the needs of the traveler. Vacation rental companies offer beach cottages and condos that feature the finest amenities, local hotels and motels offer gracious southern hospitality, bed and breakfasts will soothe and charm you, and local campgrounds allow the true beauty of the Crystal Coast to be realized from sun-up until the sun goes down. Dining choices are also varied and budget friendly. Fresh seafood is the obvious choice for most, but local eateries offer fare for every appetite. Steaks, barbecue, pizza, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisine are featured in both fine dining and coastal casual restaurants along the coast. TheCoastalExplorer.com helps visitors to the Crystal Coast plan the best vacation possible. Follow links to more information about


Who knows, we might really see you here next year!!!

from bowling, swimming, putt putt, boat charters and

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Centrally located between Atlantic Beach and Topsail Island, Swansboro offers the
laid back coastal atmosphere of Eastern North Carolina., where the neighbors and
business owners work together to promote and provide for their community
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Centrally located between Atlantic Beach and Topsail Island, Swansboro offers the laid back coastal atmosphere of Eastern North Carolina.
where the neighbors and business owners work together to promote and provide for their community.
From the unique waterfront shops.
boutiques and dining, to boating, water sports, and fishing, Swansboro is a quaint waterfront town on the White Oak River
whose citizens truly enjoy its visitors
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So please come by and tour Swansboro, meet a friend, and find out why we are known simply as
"The Friendly City By The Sea."

Swansboro's history began around 1730, when the first permanent settlement was established on the former
site of an Algonquin Indian village at the mouth of the White Oak River. In 1783, the colonial port town of Swansboro
was incorporated in honor of Samuel Swann, former speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

The bustling port of Swansboro thrived, and shipbuilding became its major industry. The town's most famous ship
builder was Captain Otway Burns, builder of the Prometheus, the first steamboat constructed in North Carolina.
Captain Burns' earlier exploits as the commander of the privateer vessel, the Snapdragon, had already brought much
honor to the town. The port continued to prosper until the end of the Civil War.

The decline of the shipping industry initiated considerable growth of lumber and naval stores, which succumbed to the
Great Depression in the 1920s. The town's people then turned to another natural resource, the sea, and the
development of the commercial fishing industry.

Marine Corps bases at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune brought economic growth during the second World War.
Growth has continued to the present day, but Swansboro has managed to retain the quaint charm and quiet character
of a picturesque colonial port while developing its
successful fishing and tourist industries.


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Jacksonville home of the Beirut Memorial | Emerald Isle | Morehead City
Hammocks Beach State Park| Intracoastal Waterway Pictures | Private Community
Cook Room| Carport And Entertainment Room | Docks And Ramp
|Docks | NC Coast | Trophy Fish
| A DREAM Day Of Fishing | Link Page
Fishing in North Carolina | A great fishing day with the grandchildren


 

 

 

 

 



 

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