Salty air, stretches of sand, and the promise of adventure: answer the call of the ocean with Moon North Carolina Coast. Inside you'll find: -Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a weekend getaway to the Outer Banks to a week covering the whole coast, designed for beach bums, outdoor adventurers, history buffs, families, and more -Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Visit the North Carolina Aquarium, walk through a Civil War fort, see the remains of sunken pirate ships, or climb to the top of a historic lighthouse. Kayak through misty marshes, take a moonlight paddling tour of a wildlife refuge, surf the powerful swells, or hike the largest sand dune on the East Coast. Order the catch of the day at a local fish shack, sample fresh oysters, or indulge in some authentic North Carolina barbecue. Relax on a sandy beach, spot wild horses on the shore, and watch the sun set over the glittering Atlantic -The best beaches for your trip, with lists of the top spots for sunbathing, water sports, wildlife viewing, solitude, and more -Honest insight from North Carolina local Jason Frye on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from historic inns to budget campgrounds -Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout -Thorough background on North Carolina's culture, environment, wildlife, and historyWith Moon North Carolina Coast's diverse activities and local perspective, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring inland? Check out Moon North Carolina. Hitting the road? Try Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip.