Pit Stops from Morehead City, NC

Beaufort, NC

The 3rd oldest city in North Carolina is only minutes away. Enjoy a quick trip exploring some of North Carolina’s rich history. The city is only 2.7 miles long and encompasses an array of boutiques, dining and great spots for leisurely strolls.

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Fort Macon State Park

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Fort Macon State Park offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast - as well as a historic landmark. Located at the eastern end of Bogue Bank, which is one of a series of barrier islands along the North Carolina coast. The park is also home to a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound. Visit Fort Macon to enjoy the land's natural beauty and soak up some history.

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Explore and learn about thousands of aquatic animals as the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores takes you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic. This great family outing is one of the coast’s most popular attractions.

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Hammocks Beach State Park

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A crown jewel of the North Carolina coast and Hammocks Beach State Park is Bear Island—a three-mile-long, undeveloped barrier island accessible by the park’s passenger ferry, private ferry or by paddling a canoe or kayak. A wide beach between massive dunes and the ocean is interrupted only by primitive campsites and a modest concession/picnic complex.

Emerald Isle

Just a 30-minute drive from bask Hotel, Emerald Isle is at the western end of Bogue Banks, with 12 miles of pristine shoreline and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and Bogue Inlet. With a focus on family fun, Emerald Isle is perfect for watersports, fishing (onshore, offshore and on the Bogue Inlet Pier), or simply sitting on the sand and enjoying the sound of the waves rolling in.

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