North Carolina's expansive Atlantic Ocean shoreline is a very popular vacation destination because of its long, sandy beaches and one-of-a-kind towns. Visitors will find many lodging options, including RV parks and campgrounds that offer direct beach access and are near the coast's attractions. Visitors to the area will want to see the Wright Brothers Museum, the wild horses of Corolla and the many lighthouses along the coast.
Ocean Waves Campground
Ocean Waves Campground is an oceanfront RV campground on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It offers 68 full hookup campsites that include a concrete pad, free cable TV and wireless Internet access along with a picnic table. Facility amenities include modern restrooms, private showers and a camp store. Recreational amenities include a game room, playground and outdoor swimming pool with patio seating area. There are sand dunes on the east end of the campground with several paths leading to the sandy beachfront just 100 feet away. Local attractions and dining options include the Top Dog Cafe, Mojo's Sunset Cafe and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore within five miles of the campground. Ocean Waves Campground 25313 Highway 12 Waves, NC 27982 252-987-2556 oceanwavescampground.com
Camp Hatteras RV Park & Campground
Camp Hatteras RV Park is centrally located on Hatteras Island and features oceanfront and Pamlico Sound access. It has 50 acres of full hookup campsites that include free cable TV, wireless Internet access and a concrete pad and patio with picnic table. Amenities include modern bathhouses, private showers and a coin-operated laundry along with camp store and clubhouse. The campground has more than 1,000 feet of frontage on both the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound, where guests can enjoy sandy beaches. Recreational activities include kayak rentals, a miniature golf course and three swimming pools as well as three stocked fishing ponds and several sport courts. Local attractions and dining options include Blue Moon Beach Grill, Mulligan's Raw Bar and Jockey's Ridge State Park within a half-mile the park. Camp Hatteras RV Park & Campground 24798 Highway 12 Rodanthe, NC 27968 252-987-2777 camphatteras.com
Camp Ocean Forest Campground
Camp Ocean Forest Campground is an oceanfront campground centrally located on Emerald Isle. It offers full hookup campsites that include cable TV access, concrete pads and a picnic table. Facility amenities include modern restrooms, private showers and a coin-operated laundry. The campground has a large, sandy beachfront accessed by three trails, two of which have observation decks on top of the dune. Local attractions and dining options include Bushwackers Restaurant and Jordan's House of Seafood within a half-mile and the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier adjacent to the property. Camp Ocean Forest Campground 100 Fairview Dr. Emerald Isle, NC 28594 252-354-3454 campoceanforest.com
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