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advertiser page guide Food & Drink Alex & Brett ............................................... 48 Atlantic Beach Seafood Market ............... 15 Beaufort Grocery Co. ................................ 29 Blue Moon Bistro ..................................... 26 Bushwackers ............................. Back Cover Cap’n Willis Seafood Market .................. 50 Channel Marker ........................................ 85 Finz Grill .................................................... 27 Island Grille ............................................... 21

Island Ferry Adventures ........................... 37 Lookout Cruises ........................................ 84 Morehead Center for Performing Arts .... 30 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ............ 9 Outer Banks Ferry Service ...................... 49 Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf ..... 77 Silver Creek ............................................... 59 Star Hill Golf Club ...................................... 61 Water Sports Rentals ................................ 23

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pine knoll shores A sanctuary for turtles, birds and trees, Pine Knoll Shores is the midway point between Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach on Bogue Banks and is a peaceful community incorporated into the saltwaterkissed maritime forest. In 1917, Alice G. Hoffman purchased a majority of the land on Bogue Banks extending from Atlantic Beach to the Emerald Isle town line. A local historian has documented that in 1935, all the land acquired by Hoffman passed to a trustee by the name of Llewellyn Phillips and in 1939 it went to John Marshall Mathias, who served as trustee for four children of Theodore Roosevelt (who were also relatives of Alice

Hoffman). In 1950 Mathias resigned as trustee and the Roosevelt children took over the trust and property. Their priorities for minimal disturbance of the island dynamics in its development have made Pine Knoll Shores one of the state’s most ecologically sensitive towns. A historic marker on Hwy 58 at the intersection leading to the NC Aquarium identifies the site of one of the first landings in the New World by Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. Another notable landmark is the shipwreck Pevensy located just offshore from where the Iron Steamer Pier once stood. For more information visit townofpks.com.

nc aquarium Take a break from the beach, hop on over to the aquarium and tune into the croaks of native frogs and toads with the new On the Edge exhibit. In an amphibian version of caller ID, a touch screen activates the distinct sounds made by several species of these familiar backyard bug-eaters, including salamanders, newts and other amphibians and their habitats. • Bring the flock for some high-flying family fun with Winging It: Birds in Flight. See native North Carolina owls, pelicans and other raptors and water birds on the wing overhead. Takeoff is 1pm daily, $4 per person in addition to admission. • Sink your teeth into fun and facts about sharks with weekly Toothy Tuesdays. Enjoy shark feedings, crafts for kids, divers swimming with sharks and special programs all day, every Tuesday, through Aug. 9. Shark Week, July 24-Aug. 30. • Pirate Family Nights bring swashbuckling activities from 4-8pm every Thursday through Aug. 11. Admission ends at 7pm on Thursdays.

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Family Night, Toothy Tuesday and Shark Week activities are free with admission or membership. • Watch for exhibits, displays and activities highlighting all kinds of turtles on land, in ponds and rivers, and in the sea for the Year of the Turtle. • If you’re looking for adventure, try snorkeling, surfing, fishing and a guided naturalist tour of Cape Lookout National Seashore or other outdoor excursions. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Hours are 9am-5pm daily, except open until 8pm for Family Nights on Thursdays through Aug. 11. Admission is $8 for ages 13-61; $7 for ages 62 and up; $6 for ages 3-12; no charge for ages 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members. For more information, see the Pine Knoll Shores section of www.ncaquariums. com or call 252-247-4003.


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Coming ‘Round the Island For the last 10 years experienced sailors have flocked to Harkers Island each July for a challenging race around the island. On July 30-31, the 10th annual Harkers Island Regatta will see competitors circumnavigating this hub of Down East culture, navigating marshland and other obstacles as they choose their own path. Short course races are held on Sunday, followed by lunch and the presentation of awards. A perpetual trophy marks the winner and provides bragging rights for the year to come. Crew size is not limited and registration begins at 9:30am Saturday, July 30 at Shell Point, directly across the road from the National Park Service at the end of Harkers Island Road. The cost to register is $35 per vessel, $25 for skippers 16 and under. This year all funds will go toward sailing scholarships for junior sailing programs in Beaufort, Oriental and New Bern. To register, or to donate, call Rob Eberle, 252-635-1912, evenings, or email mobyachtclub.com.

Huge Summer Craft Fair The History Place will host an indoor Summer Craft Fair from 9am-4pm on Saturday, Aug. 6. Forty talented crafters will be on hand with a variety of specialties, including pottery, nautical items, metal sculp-

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ture, scarves, jams, baked goods, cutting boards, candles, soaps, jewelry, Native American crafts, baskets, doll clothes, aprons, nature photography, and much more. “The response from our first craft fair in March 2009 took us completely by surprise. We were overwhelmed with vendor requests and the attendance by the public,” said Cindi B. Hamilton, executive director of The History Place. “We continued to get calls asking when the next craft fair would be. So now, we are up to three of them a year - March, August and December.” The craft fair is held indoors which orga-

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Buddy Pelletier Surf Contest, Page 24-25 Pirate Invasion, Page 20 OWLS Sand Sculping Contest, Page 25 Book Smarts Looking for the perfect beach read? The Friends of the Bogue Banks Library are gearing up for the popular book sale. Planned for 10am to 2pm on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, the sale is sure to draw a crowd. Offerings include a wide mix of books ranging from fiction, biographies, mysteries, cookbooks, travel, poetry, medical, history and oodles of paperbacks. Book lovers are encouraged to dig in and search for their own treasure. Shepherd of the Sea is located at 201 Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach.

Movies at the Beach have vendor tables throughout the facility. The craft fairs have become a great fundraiser and “friend raiser” for us and has helped bring new people into the museum,” said Hamilton. Hotdogs, sandwiches and drinks will be available to purchase during the day. The History Place is located at 1008 Arendell St. in downtown Morehead City. For more information, call Hamilton at 252-247-7533 ext 101 or e-mail historyplace@starfishnet.com.

Gospel Concert on July 23 The popular Gospel group Heavenly Sunrise will perform at The History Place in Morehead City at 6pm on Saturday, July 23. Based out of Jones County, the quartet has performed throughout the US and has released six CDs. The group, including Alvin Moore, Denise Moore, Robert Jones and Mattie Jones, has sung Southern gospel and country for more than 16 years. Advanced tickets are $20 and may be obtained at The History Place, by calling 252247-7533 ext. 106 and at thehistoryplace.org. Tickets at the door will be $25.

Remember when everyone met at the Pavilion after a long day at the beach? Well those days are back – if only for one night a week. The town is offering free movies each Wednesday night at the Atlantic Beach Circle, the town center that has offered decades of family fun to locals and visitors. Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and join neighbors and friends for a little free family entertainment. The movies, which begin at 8pm each Wednesday, are free to attend. The schedule includes: July 20 Jaws July 27 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Aug. 3 Tarzan Aug. 10 Pirates of Caribbean Aug. 17 Finding Nemo Aug. 24 Secretariat Aug. 31 Toy Story 3

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bling for bragging rights. More than 775 people signed up in last year’s myriad categories, including a certified 10K run, 5K and 1-mile runs and walk, 10K and 5K wheelchair events and a 5K baby-jogger race. There’s even a little something for the dogs! Sponsored annually by the Beaufort Old Towne Rotary, the event helps fund scholarships for high school seniors throughout Carteret County. The 1-mile run and walk begin at 7:30am. The 5K baby joggers and 10K and 5K wheelchair racers take off at 7:55am and the 10K and 5K runs and the 5K timed walk begin at 8am. The Sea Dog 1-mile walk for people and their dogs will be hot on their trails, leaving the starting line at 8:10am. Entry fees range from $24 for individuals to $45 for families before race day and are $30 and $60 on the day of the event. The Sea Dog Walk entry fee is $15. Entry

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The History Place will offer a little mystery with dinner as it presents a Murder Mystery Theater on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21. Spies, detectives and a disguised butler keep guests guessing during “Miss Murple’s Last Case.” A dinner theater is planned for 7pm on Saturday and a matinee performance begins at 2pm on Sunday. The play is interactive and the audience is asked to figure out who committed the crime by taking notes and interviewing the suspects between scenes. The play, a curious adaptation of the Miss Marple character created by Agatha Christie, involves the death of Beezle Crittenham. But who did it? That’s for guests to decide. Bill Hand of Athens of the South Productions directs this witty whodunit. He is joined by Eddie Moore as inventor Col. Sellers; Tom Rodgers as detective Beaux Cutter; Nancy Hithcock as agent Etta Place; Pat Thomas as Miss Murple and Margaret Fowler as Solobolonian agent, Beulah Frumpziqueczquezaskyi. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $35 per person for Saturday’s dinner and $15 for the Sunday matinee. Tickets are available at The History Place and Poor Richards, both in Morehead City, and at thehistoryplace.org. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.


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Beaufort’s Annual PEG LEGS AND EYE PATCHES Town’s historically had little time to prepare for the invasion of pirates, who came plundering ashore, damaging everything in their path. It’s an experience Beaufort knows well, having its most infamous run-in with these dastardly fellows in the summer of 1747. Things operate just a little bit different today – Beaufort plans long in advance for its annual Pirate Invasion, set to take hold Aug. 12-13. Pirates these days have schedules, after all. And while it might be a little safer than rubbing elbows with the scourge of the past, it will certainly hold plenty of the same excitement and entertainment value. Be prepared for two days of battles, trials, parades, dancing and yes, grog, as the town relives its former invasion and the uprising of the townsfolk to reclaim what was rightfully theirs. From the invasion to the trial, the historical event will be graphically illustrated through encampments, cookouts, live music and a loud battle at the mouth of Taylors Creek. Pirate groups, including the Shadow Players Stage Combat Group, Blackbeard’s Crew and, of course, Beaufort’s own privateer, Sinbad and his vessel the

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Meka II, will be on hand to add to the authentic atmosphere. Weekend events include live entertainment throughout both afternoons by House of Cardarn and The Rusty Cutless, Capt. Jim’s Magic Show, face painting, a town-wide treasure hunt, an All-Hands Deck Party, costume contests and much more. Pirates set up camp at the Beaufort Historic Site on Turner Street around noon on Friday, Aug. 12. Grub and grog goes on sale to the public around 1pm and entertainment begins at 3:30pm. Simultaneous events, including live music, occur at John Nelson Waterfront Park, making the festival a true town-wide event. An attack by land is scheduled for noon on Friday and the popular Taylors Creek attack will take place at 1pm on Saturday. Since pirates are the focus, there has never been a better time to check out the new Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit at the NC Maritime Museum. Guided tours are slated from noon to 5pm on Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturday. For a full schedule or additional information, visit beaufortpirateinvasion.com or call 252-728-5225.


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morehead city With its famous boat-to-table seafood restaurants, one of North Carolina’s two state ports and a charter fishing fleet that brings the waterfront to life each afternoon, Morehead City is a true demonstrator of coastal flair. Morehead City is an ever-growing community with the busy state port as its cornerstone, where military ships and freighters from all over the world can be seen coming and going on any given day. Downtown, visitors and residents enjoy fresh seafood and other fine fare at well-known restaurants. Art galleries, gift shops and other offerings make downtown Morehead City a residents’ and visitors’ paradise, however, recent pushes to breathe more life into the downtown district have set an even higher horizon for this burgeoning coastal town. You’ll be delighted with all the unique

places you’ll discover, as well as the sight of coastal birds and charter boats all coming in with the day’s catch. Enjoy an evening cruise, spend the day fishing or if you’re looking for more adventure, Morehead City’s dive shops invite you to explore the waters of the Crystal Coast, which has been rated one of the best dive destinations in the US. There’s also plenty of excitement to be found on the Morehead City waterfront each June as the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, now more than 50 years old, brings a week of fishing, fun and big-money that consistently tops the $1 million mark. In the fall Morehead City is a buzz with Ferris wheels, amusement rides, live music and all the seafood you can handle during the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held annually the first weekend in October. For more details visit townofmorehead.com.

the history place For history buffs of all ages, the Crystal Coast’s past is perfectly presented and anchored (in a big way) at The History Place on Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Self-paced walking tour exhibits include Native American artifacts, awardwinning carved decoys, vintage clothing, period furniture, military memorabilia, coastal artwork and more. Enjoy an array of exhibits with such titles as the History of Shrimp Boats, an Antique Doll Collection, the History of Civil War Weapons and Tuscarora Indians. Also displayed is the carriage in which local lady Civil War spy Emeline Pigott rode when captured. Pigott carried more items of importance in her petticoat than would fit in any modern-day suitcase. For genealogy and Civil War buffs, the Jack Spencer Goodwin Library houses more

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than 6,000 publications and an extensive county photo file. The Civil War collections are especially notable. The Museum Store offers unique gifts and a wide variety of local books and merchandise for all ages. Publications feature the Civil War, black history, pirates, poetry and local cookbooks. Nautical ornaments, jewelry, pottery, Civil War collectibles and children’s items are also featured. Visit the new cafe inside The History Place and enjoy a light lunch. Each November, the History Place hosts the annual Antique-A-Thon where appraisers evaluate local items aged to perfection. It also hosts the popular Lunch with a Dash of History series, trips and other special programs. Admission is free. For more information call 252-247-7533 or visit thehistoryplace.org.


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family members, as well as new ones they have made along the way, that his legacy lives on through the nonprofit Buddy Pelletier Surfing Scholarship Foundation, which provides humanitarian aid and scholarships to the surfing community. In contrast to the past, the biggest change for this year’s competition is location. Formerly held at the Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach, surfers will move to the other end of the island this July to surf next to Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle. Since making the decision to move in June, organizers have been welcomed with open arms to their new locale. “All of Bogue Banks was Buddy’s home breaks,” said Lisa Pelletier-Harman, public relations coordinator for the event and Buddy’s younger sister. “We’ve been asked for years to have an event in Emerald Isle


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and it seems like a good time to share the love. The move is something we’re very excited about. It’s opened a lot of doors for us for additional sponsorship. All previous sponsors are sticking with us and we can add more. We’re very excited from a fundraising point of view and from a community point of view we can bring the whole island together.” Longboards, unlike their shorter counterparts, allow competitors to ride even the smallest of waves, leaving onlookers with plenty of action to take in and giving entrants the opportunity to showcase their skill. While adult boards measure about nine feet, junior boards must be three feet longer than the youngster’s height. The annual competition is sanctioned by the Eastern Surfing Association and sponsored by AB Surf Shop. Entry fees are $25 for all age divisions, plus $100 for the open pro heat. “It’s a blast,” said Pelletier-Harman. “It reinvigorates me. When you get this amount of cooperation from the community and businesses and municipalities, there’s no way you can walk off that beach not feeling renewed. It’s become more of a festival than a contest – an event celebrating community.” Surfing begins each day at 7am and generally lasts until 5pm on Saturday, while awards are usually given out at 3pm on Sunday. Spectators are invited to linger for a while or spend a full day on the beach. But make sure you hang around long enough to enjoy the beach party and live music from Selah Dub on Saturday night. For more information call 252-727-7917 or visit buddy.pelletier.com. For additional entry information, call Mike Holleman at 252-726-2314 or mholleman@ec.rr.com.

Castles for Wildlife They come in all shapes and sizes – from towering monoliths to comical owls. But sandcastle building is serious business in Carteret County and nobody knows that better than the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport. One of the shelters largest annual fundraising events bounds onto the scene on Saturday, Aug. 6, challenging folks to put their skills to the test to help raise necessary funds for the site. Held from 9am-2pm at The Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores, participants and onlookers spend a day on the beach playing in the sand and winning prizes for this admirable cause. Judging is slated to be held at 3pm and will be based on originality, craftsmanship and best wildlife theme. Spectators are invited to vote on the People’s Choice Award by making a small donation, making it easy to keep your favorite team in the running. Categories include adult, children and family teams. The annual fundraiser attracts new entries and repeat competitors each year. Always a delight, professional sand sculpting troupe Sandy Feat returns each year to the delight of the crowd, offering pointers and doing demonstrations. All funds raised from this event go to OWLS and its efforts to help transport, house, feed and meet wildlife patients’ medical needs. Participants can register on the day of the event for $25 or $20 in advance by calling 252-240-1200.

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The Beaufort Historic Site’s calendar is full of exciting and interesting events throughout the year, including the BHA Fall Party in October, Kindergarten Thanksgiving, Jumble Sale and Community Thanksgiving Feast, all of which occur in November, and the Christmas Candlelight Tour in December. Spring features an annual Easter Egg Hunt and the ever-popular Publick Day. Come summer, the Beaufort Historic Site hits home with its renowned Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour and accompanying Antiques Show and Sale, as well as the annual Summer Party. A variety of shows and sales by the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition rounds out the annual events listing. The Beaufort Historic Site is open Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 5pm in season, 10am to 4pm off-season. Details: 252-7285225 or beauforthistoricsite.org.

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Best known for its towering lighthouse covered in black and white diamonds, the Cape Lookout National Seashore is a 56-mile stretch of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, spanning from Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet. Three pristine barrier islands make up the national seashore – North Core Banks, South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks. Accessible only by private boat or ferry, this incredible ribbon of sand hosts unparalleled fishing, shelling and a working lighthouse. The undeveloped cape allows for trueto-nature camping, features a renovated lighthouse keeper’s quarters, a boardwalk to the beach, daily ranger programs and facilities in summer. There are no guarded beaches or maintained roads, as to preserve the seashore’s pristine and serene nature. For those seeking to discover the cape’s history, remnants of old gun mounts are visible on an ocean side walk between the rock jetty and Cape Point. Many visitors come to the National Seashore to view the black and white diagonal checkerboard-patterned Cape Lookout Lighthouse. A landmark since 1859, it is now maintained by the National Park Service, who has rehabilitated the lighthouse tower to allow for public access Thursday through Saturday, mid-May through September. The visitor’s center, found near the South Core Banks ferry dock, has a shaded pavilion and boardwalk connecting it to the area (cont. on page 36)

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land communities, the Life Saving Service and other local history. An indoor theater offers two short films on a rotating schedule, and the visitor center bookstore features books, tapes, videos and children’s items related to Cape Lookout National Seashore. Public restrooms and a nearby picnic area are available and wheelchair accessible. For more information call 728-2250 or visit nps.gov/calo.

adjacent to the Keepers’ Quarters, which has been renovated and includes new exhibits. The Cape Lookout Light Station Visitor Center and Keepers’ Quarters Museum is open to the public 9am through 5pm, April through November. Exhibits focus on lighthouse history and early shipwrecks and rescues. A bookstore features items related to the National Seashore and also carries bottled water and insect repellent. In addition to its lighthouse, Cape Lookout National Seashore includes adjacent Shackleford Banks, site of the extinct fishing village Diamond City, with large dunes and wild Outer Banks ponies. North and South Core Banks, both noted for wonderful shelling, clamming and surf fishing, are open April through November and picturesque Portsmouth Village, found at the northeastern tip of Core Banks, is a 250-acre uninhabited island community dating from 1753 and preserved as a National Historic Site. A visitor center located on Harkers Island is open year round from 9am-5pm (except for Dec. 25-Jan. 1). Exhibits tell the story of is-

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FROM HARKERS ISLAND: Cape Pointe Ferry & Marina, 1390 Island Road, Harkers Island, approx 3.5 miles after Harkers Island Bridge, is a full-service marina with boat storage, repairs, ramp, lifts & slips. Annual RV sites available on premises, gift shop & ships store with tackle, boat & beach supplies including ice, sodas, beer, coolers, snacks, sun block, cameras, caps & more. Your ‘Down East’ location for passenger ferry service to Cape Lookout Lighthouse & Shackleford Banks (east); the third ferry service you get to on Island Road Marina. Info & reservations, 728-6181. Cape Pointe Marina is open year round. All major credit cards accepted (Map#46). Calico Jack’s Ferry, departs from Cape Lookout Ferry Service Terminal on Harkers Island daily from 8am-6pm (weather permitting). Calico Jack’s Ferry departs 15 minutes before and after the hour to Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the east end of Shackleford Banks. Calico Jack’s is the closest ferry to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and is located at the end of Harkers Island, adjacent to Cape Lookout National Seashore Headquarters. The $10 ferry ride is back. For info, call 728-3575 (Map#90).

FROM BEAUFORT: Island Ferry Adventures, voted Coaster Magazine Readers’ Choice Award Winner: Favorite Ferry Service 2010-09-08, Tour Service 2010-09 & Outdoor Adventure Business 2010-09. 610 Front St., across from the Inlet Inn. Passenger Ferry Service begins 9am daily, weather permitting, departures top of the hour to Shackleford Banks (west end) (CLNS), shipwrecked Spanish mustangs & voted #1 shelling beach; Carrot Island (Rachel Carson Reserve); Sand Dollar Island & Bird Shoal. Ferry service operates approx. late/March to early/ October. Horse & Waterfront Cruise tours the Beaufort waterfront & Shackleford shoreline while searching for wild mustangs. Pirate & Nature Cruise provides folklore, tours Shackleford headed towards the Cape Lookout Lighthouse while looking for horses & dolphin. On these two 1-1/4 narrated tours you remain on the boat & partial shade is provided. The two tours operate approx. June, July & August. Reservations are highly recommended for all

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trips during June, July & August. Private charters are available for any occasion. Passenger & rate minimums are required for all trips. Group rate, MC/VISA. 252-728-7555, islandferryadventures.com (Map#68). Outer Banks Ferry Service, ’06 Coaster Readers’ Award for Best Ferry Service & ’07 Red Ribbon Award for Best Local Tour Service, departs Front Street, Beaufort (across from NC Maritime Museum) on demand or reservation starting at 9am, 7 days/wk, explore the hidden treasure of the Crystal Coast with Capt. “Barrow-Cuda” & his buccaneers; personal water taxi to Carrot Island-Rachel Carson Reserve & Shackleford Banks where wild mustangs roam; on very end of Cape Lookout National Seashore, the best shelling on the coast; fishing, camping, surfing, swimming, hiking, bird & horse watching. Luxury Houseboat Rentals, fully furnished with skiff, reservations required; Cape Lookout Tour with guide, reservations required; Pirate Treasure Hunt, real life treasure hunts guided by an authentic pirate, reservations required; Water Bug Tours, relaxed and shaded, harbor tours, departs hourly; Anything Adventurous, custom tours & charters, inshore fishing, reservations required; Snack Shack with cold drinks, hot dogs & ice cream; showers available when you come off the boat. Open year round, call for details, reservations, 7284129 (Map#10).

FROM DAVIS: Davis Shore Ferry, departing from the Davis Shore to South Core Banks on the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Family owned for 50 years, services include day trips, overnight camping, cabin rentals (available through NPS), tackle shop, bait and ice. Open March 16-Dec. 31, reservations recommended. Located 16 miles from Beaufort, follow Hwy 70 East to 148 Willis Road in Davis. For more information, call 729-3474 or visit davisferry. com.


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down east When the pace has slowed, sunlight is rethe Outer Banks Scenic Byway. flecting off the marsh and old wooden boats On Harkers Island you’ll find the National peacefully bob up and down in Park Service Visitor Center ofthe water, chances are you’ve fering information and a park just entered Down East. for viewing the Cape Lookout Found east of Beaufort along Lighthouse. There are also Hwy 70, Down East encommarinas and accommodapasses the communities of tions, plus ferries and charAtlantic, Bettie, Cedar Island, ter boat services available Davis, Gloucester, Harkers for visitors hoping to see the Island, Lola, Marshallberg, OtCape Lookout National Seaway, Sea Level, Smyrna, Stacy, shore first hand. Back on Hwy Straits and Williston. 70, many people just passing Each of these communithrough make their way down Photo by Linda Sandbo ties is unique and rich in its to Sea Level, where they join up maritime heritage and beauty, which was recwith Hwy 12 and trek to the county’s farthestognized in Oct. 2009 when the stretch of Hwy east community of Cedar Island and hop on a 70 from Merrimon Road to Cedar Island was ferry to Ocracoke Island. designated a National Scenic Byway as part of

core sound waterfowl museum If one word could sum up the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center’s mission, that word would be “preservation.” Found at the end of Island Road on Harkers Island, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum strives to promote and preserve the Down East region’s valued heritage by showcasing the talents and skills of Down East residents, focusing on decoy carving, boatbuilding, storytelling, oral histories, local writers, traditional music, food, hunting, fishing and other skills. The goal is to pass these community strengths onto the next generation and educate residents and visitors about the crucial role played by all natural communities. The

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museum works with partners such as the NC Arts Council, the National Park Service, NC Travel and Tourism, Our State magazine and others to promote itself as a major heritage tourism destination in eastern North Carolina. Many heritage programs and demonstrations are offered throughout the year, an additional 8,000 sq.ft. was completed in Oct. 2009 for gallery, observation tower and gift shop, and the museum’s Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend is not to be missed. Museum hours are Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm. Admission is free. Details are available by calling: 252-728-1500, coresound.com.


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Beach Wheels Bike Rentals, 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Suite 103, free delivery & pickup anywhere on the Crystal Coast, free lock; we also carry child seats; adult bikes, beach cruisers, children’s bikes, adult tricycles, tandems, tag-a-longs & more. Let us know what you need, 240-BIKE (2453), 800-504-2450 (Map#136).

Charters, Cruises, Ferries, Fishing, Tours Cape Pointe Ferry & Marina, 1390 Island Road, Harkers Island, approx 3.5 miles after Harkers Island Bridge, full service marina with boat storage, repairs, ramp, lifts & slips. Annual RV sites available on premise, gift shop & ships store with tackle, boat & beach supplies including ice, sodas, beer, coolers, snacks, sun block, cameras, caps & more. The ‘Down East’ location for passenger ferry service to Cape Lookout Lighthouse & Shackleford Banks. Marina & ferry info, reservations, 728-6181. Cape Pointe Marina is open year round. All major credit cards accepted, capepointemarina.com (Map#46). Capt. Stacy IV, docked at the Capt. Stacy Fishing Center on the Atlantic Beach Causeway, 83-ft. air-conditioned vessel, leaves for the Gulf Stream at 6am; 24-hr. trips to the Gulf Stream, call for reservations 800-533-9417, 726-4675 or 247-7501, MC/V/DC (Map#45). Crystal Coast Lady Cruises is Beaufort’s largest cruising vessel (75’) located across from BB&T Bank – 612 Front Street. Daily Scenic and Fishing Cruises offering longest fully narrated tour covering 15 miles of the beautiful Crystal Coast: April thru October. 2 hour brunch with the Dolphin’s cruise every Sunday at 11:30am, Dolphin Watches (first boat out on Monday and Thursday at 8:45am), 1 ½ hour Pirate Cruises daily, 3 hour Treasure Hunt & Shackleford Banks combo departing Monday & Thursday at noon. Also offering

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½ day morning & evening near-shore and Inland Fishing Trips (no sea sickness) on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The vessel is wheelchair accessible and has women’s and men’s accommodations, a full Galley, ABC Permits, an enclosed Top Deck (fully shaded), plenty of outside seating, and kids steering station. Reservations are strongly recommended. Private Charters are available for all occasions up to 150 passengers. M/C, Visa, Amex, and Discover accepted 252-7288687 or 252-728-7287 or www.CrystalCoastLady.com (Map#3). Davis Shore Ferry, departs from Davis Shore to South Core Banks on Cape Lookout National Seashore. Family owned for 50 years, services include day trips, overnight camping, cabin rentals (available through NPS), tackle shop, bait and ice. Open March 16-Dec. 31, reservations recommended. Located 16 miles from Beaufort, follow Hwy 70 East to 148 Willis Road in Davis. For more information, call 729-3474 or visit davisferry.com or drumwagon.com (Map#4). Island Ferry Adventures, voted Coaster Magazine Readers’ Choice Award Winner: Favorite Ferry Service 2010-09-08, Tour Service 2010-09 & Outdoor Adventure Business 2010-09. 610 Front St., across from the Inlet Inn. Passenger Ferry Service begins 9am daily, weather permitting, departures top of the hour to Shackleford


Banks (west end) (CLNS), shipwrecked Spanish mustangs & voted #1 shelling beach; Carrot Island (Rachel Carson Reserve); Sand Dollar Island & Bird Shoal. Ferry service operates approx. late/March to early/October. Horse & Waterfront Cruise tours the Beaufort waterfront & Shackleford shoreline while searching for wild mustangs. Pirate & Nature Cruise provides folklore, tours Shackleford headed towards the Cape Lookout Lighthouse while looking for horses & dolphin. On these two 11/4 narrated tours you remain on the boat & partial shade is provided. The two tours operate approx. June, July & August. Reservations are highly recommended for all trips during June, July & August. Private charters are available for any occasion. Passenger & rate minimums are required for all trips. Group rate, MC/VISA. 252-728-7555, islandferryadventures.com (Map #68). Lookout Cruises, offering daily sailing excursions from historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board. Whether it’s two people, a family outing, tour group or business party, Lookout Cruises offers a memorable sail on the NC Coast complete with cool breezes, saltwater and breathtaking scenery. Reservations, 252-504-7245 (SAIL) (Map#32). Outer Banks Ferry Service, ’06 Coaster Readers’ Award for Best Ferry Service & ’07 Red Ribbon Award for Best Local Tour Service, departs Front Street, Beaufort (across from NC Maritime Museum) on demand or reservation starting at 9am, 7 days/wk, explore the hidden treasure of the Crystal Coast with Capt. “Barrow-Cuda” & his buccaneers; personal water taxi to Carrot Island-Rachel Carson Reserve & Shackleford Banks where wild mustangs roam; on very end of Cape Lookout National Seashore, the best shelling on the coast; fishing, camping, surfing, swimming, hiking, bird & horse watching. Luxury Houseboat Rentals, fully furnished with skiff, reservations required; Cape Lookout Tour with guide, reservations required; Pirate Treasure Hunt, real life treasure hunts guided by

an authentic pirate, reservations required; Water Bug Tours, relaxed and shaded, harbor tours, departs hourly; Anything Adventurous, custom tours & charters, inshore fishing, reservations required; Snack Shack with cold drinks, hot dogs & ice cream; showers available when you come off the boat. Open year-round, call for details, reservations, 7284129 (Map#10).

Family Fun Golfin’ Dolphin, Cape Carteret, offers driving range, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages & go-carts. Located next to MacDaddy’s, 393-8131, thegolfindolphin.com (Map#7). The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events, 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, is the No. 1 place on the Crystal Coast for live family entertainment. From comedy to magic, rock to country, plays and seminars, we offer the best shows on the beach. Visit themoreheadcenter.com for a full lineup of year-round performances, or call the box office at 252-726-1501 (Map#33). NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (mile marker 7), dive into adventure at the new NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore shipwrecks without getting wet. Look a 350-pound shark in the eye. Touch a stingray. Watch river otters play; 38 exhibits depicting NC’s aquatic environments “from the mountains to the sea.” In the 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit, fierce-looking sand tiger sharks up to 8 feet in length, schools of fishes & many other creatures glide around a threequarter-scale replica of a sunken submarine. Other highlights include a 32-foot waterfall, cypress swamp, lionfish, jellyfish, octopus & two touch tanks. Fishing lessons, boat trips & other adventures are now available – check the website for the full schedule or see Coaster’s calendar of events for programs & dates. Regular hours, 9am-5pm daily. Admission, $8 (ages 13-61); $7 ages 62 & over; $6 ages 3-12. Children age 2 & under and members of the NC Aquariums admitted free. An(cont. on page 48)

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nual memberships, $60 family; $40 individual, ncaquariums.com, 247-4003 (Map#49). Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway, Salter Path, features go-carts, mini-golf, bumper boats, arcade & mining train, adventure & thrills galore for the entire family. At 10.3 mile marker, 247-3024 (Map#112).

Jet Ski Rentals Water Sports Rentals & Dolphin Deck, with two locations in Indian Beach & Salter Path. Sailboats, scooter rentals. Waverunners: New models for 2 adults or adult & 2 kids, full instruction & life vests, ½ hr. & hr. reservations suggested. Banana Boat Rides: Inflatable raft for up to 8, 2-mi. ride. Paddle Boats: 2-3 passengers. Dolphin Deck Tiki Bar: #1 Readers’ Choice Award Best Bar, over water on end of 200’ pier at the Indian Beach location, 2 lev-

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els, fabulous sunsets, cold beer, soft drinks, etc., 247-7303 Indian Beach or 247-4386 Salter Path (Map#64).

Kiting Kites Unlimited, fly your own kite or watch the colors of other friendly kite fliers 9am Sundays at Fort Macon State Park, hosted by Kites Unlimited, a great place for kites, toys, gifts & more in Atlantic Station Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach, 247-7011 (Map#50).

Piers Oceanana Fishing Pier, E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, offers bait, tackle & rod rentals, fishing license not required, pier provides blanket license. Caters to families with snack grill, arcade & paved parking for beachgoers, 726-0863, oceanana.com (Map#44).


CAPE LOOKOUT LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

A 3-hour tour departing from the Beaufort Waterfront and docking at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Enjoy views of wild mustangs, dolphins and other local wildlife, while you learn history of the area from our knowledgeable USCG licensed captain. Departing daily by reservation.

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Let our Outer Banks Ferry Service take you... fishing • shelling • camping • surfing • swimming • hiking • bird & horse watching • Shackleford Banks, Carrot Island and other Great Island Locations. Explore the hidden treasures of the Crystal Coast with Capt. “Barrow-Cuda” & his Buccaneers... 252-728-4129 • www.outerbanksferry.com

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emerald isle If you’re looking for a modern-day beach town with old-fashioned family values, you’ll delight in Emerald Isle. Located on the western end of Bogue Banks, its warm hospitality and hometown charm have made the town a family vacation tradition for generation after generation. Interestingly enough, this area of Bogue Banks remained largely uninhabited until the 1950s when it was purchased by a group of developers for what now seems like an unbelievably small amount of money. While contemplating their investment, the developers hired a consultant who was flown over the area for

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a visual survey. Viewing the lush green maritime forest set against the sparkling blue-greens of the Atlantic Ocean, he suggested “Emerald Isle.” Emerald Isle pays tribute to that Irish namesake each March with its St. Patrick’s Festival, one of the Crystal Coast’s biggest spring events. Vacation attractions include miniature golf, movies, fishing, bike paths that span the town, natural areas such as Emerald Woods Park and of course, swimming, sunning, sandcastle building and sensational shopping and dining. For more details visit emeraldisle-nc.org.


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The small coastal town of Indian Beach lies in the middle of Bogue Banks. Interestingly enough, Indian Beach surrounds the village of Salter Path on both the east and west, leading a local historian to note that the Crystal

Coast can boast its own “twin cities.” The town comes together as a cozy waterfront community that attracts an annual swell of vacationers searching for their own little corner of this peaceful paradise. Play on the beach, kayak, jet ski, watch shrimp boats bring in their catch or embrace your inner child with a day of mini-golf, go-karts and bumper boats. Visitors find a variety of accommodations, including condominiums, resorts, beach homes and more. The area’s main public beach access offers restrooms, showers and picnic tables, and features a long, winding boardwalk that meanders through forested dunes down to a beautiful, wide beach. Details: indianbeach.org. Nestled between both arms of Indian Beach, the village of Salter Path emerged in the late 1800s when local fishermen would carry barrels of mullet from the beach to the sound to trade with a boat offering sweet potatoes and corn. Over the years, a permanent path was worn beside Riley Salter’s house; hence the community’s name. Take advantage of the locals’ knowledge of island history and enjoy the area’s seafood markets and restaurants, or stop in to see local woodcrafters and artists working at area shops.

rachel carson reserve Visitors looking for a “greener” vacation will quickly find the Crystal Coast is a natural wonder, teeming with wildlife. And there’s perhaps no better place to discover this than the Rachel Carson Reserve, a component of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. The breathtakingly beautiful area is a series of islands referred to by locals as Bird Shoal or Carrot Island and lies just across from

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the Beaufort waterfront. It can only be accessed by boat and lucky explorers might spot a few of the beautiful Carrot Island wild ponies congregating along the shore. The 2,650-acre reserve is a favorite place for hiking, shelling and exploring the natural and human processes that affect coastal areas. The site was named for Rachel Carson, the famous scientist and author who conducted


research on the island’s coastal habitat. Comprised of salt marshes, tidal flats, eelgrass beds and salt flats, the area is a favorite place for beachcombing, swimming and sunbathing, but is only accessible by boat. While there, you’ll spot water birds, wild horses and other natural attractions. More than 200 species of birds have been sighted on the reserve and a checklist of these feathered-friends is available. The site is an important feeding area for Wilson’s plovers in the summer and piping plovers in the winter. The shrub thicket of the area’s middle marsh supports an egret and heron rookery. Guided nature tours are a seasonal delight for

visitors. For more information call 252-838-0883 or nccoastalreserve.net.

swansboro & cape carteret Finding hills among North Carolina’s coastal towns is not easy … unless you’re in Swansboro that is. Perched along the beautiful White Oak River on Hwy 24, between Cape Carteret and Jacksonville, Swansboro is a town with a unique hilly landscape that seems to cradle the historic buildings in its downtown district. Visit the historic downtown waterfront for a day of antiquing, shopping, charter fishing, kayaking and delightful dining, or take a look at historic markers to learn about Otway Burns and other local legends. A lovely way to see the Swansboro area is to bicycle along the Swansboro Bicentennial Bicycle Trail, rent a kayak, or just park downtown for a leisurely walk along the waterfront. Visit swansboronc.org for more details.

As you head from Swansboro to Emerald Isle you’ll discover a treasure trove of antique shops, kayak shops and more in Cedar Point. Just before the bridge to Emerald Isle at the intersection of Hwys 24 and 58, Cape Carteret welcomes visitors with golf courses, restaurants, shopping and more. Tucked away behind the trees, beautiful residential properties lie along the Intracoastal Waterway on Bogue Sound. Coaster

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130 Turner St., Beaufort, with year-round guided tours available M-Sat. Open 9:30am4:30pm M-Sat., March-Nov.; 10am-4pm M-Sat., Dec.-Feb. Bus tours of the historic district are available on M, W, F and Sat., March through Oct. Site includes the Old Burying Ground, Mattie King Davis Art Gallery. Details: 252-728-5225, 800-575-SITE, beauforthistoricsite.org.

1008 Arendell St., downtown Morehead City (Hwy 70). Exhibits feature local history, research library with extensive Civil War collection. Open Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm, free admission. Details: 252-247-7533, thehistoryplace.org.

NC AQUARIUM at PINE KNOLL SHORES

131 Charles St., Harkers Island, three undeveloped barrier islands offer natural attractions, primitive camping, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, nature programs. Details: 252-728-2250, nps.gov/calo.

On Bogue Banks off Hwy 58, 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach. Open year-round, 9am-5pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Admission: $8 for ages 13-61; $7 for ages 62 and up and $6 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under and North Carolina Aquariums members are admitted free. Details: 252-2474003, ncaquariums.com.

CORE SOUND WATERFOWL MUSEUM & Heritage Center

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1785 Island Road., Harkers Island. Exhibits include decoys and carvings from the area’s best carvers, demonstrations, library and offices, gallery and gift shop, open 10am-5pm MSat.; 2-5pm Sun., free admission, groups welcome. Details: 252-728-1500, coresound.com.

On Carrot Island, across from Beaufort waterfront; also known as Rachel Carson Reserve. See wild ponies, water birds, marine plant and animal life. Self-guided nature trail guide available at NC Maritime Museum or reserve office, 101 Pivers Island Rd., Beaufort. Details: 252838-0883, nccoastalreserve.net.

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End of Hwy 58, 2 miles east of Atlantic Beach. Historic Civil War fort, free admission. Public beach, nature trail, history programs, state park open 8am-sunset; Fort Macon open 9am-5:30pm daily; bookstore and museum, audio programs open 9am-5pm. Details: 252726-3775, ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/foma/ home.

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HAMMOCKS BEACH STATE PARK

OUTER BANKS WILDLIFE SHELTER

1572 Hammocks Beach Road, Swansboro. Camping, hiking, ranger programs, seasonal passenger ferry from mainland to Bear Island approximately 15 min. ride, call for departure times. Details: 910-326-4881, ncparks.gov.

100 Wildlife Way, Newport. Care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Tours Tues., Th., Sat., 2pm. Pond with ducks, catfish and permanent wildlife residents. Visitors welcome for self-guided tours, nominal donation. Details: 252-240-1200, owlsonline.org.

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315 Front St., Beaufort. Open M-F, 9am-5pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm; free. Exhibits focus on state’s rich maritime heritage. The museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center across the street is open same hours. Details: 252-728-7317, ncmaritimemuseum.org or maritime@nc.dcr.gov.


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Tee Time Golf enthusiasts rave about how Eastern North Carolina suits them to a tee as soon as they discover the terrific and unique courses of the Crystal Coast. Most courses take full advantage of the area’s natural beauty and are built around maritime forests or near the water. When your eye’s not on the ball or focused on the hole, the Crystal Coast’s courses and their natural surroundings are sights to be seen. Spring and fall are considered two of the favorite times for golfing in the area with sunny days and cooler temps, but golfing is truly a year-round attraction in Eastern North Carolina as our terrific climate allows for play almost any time. In fact, during the winter months golfers are delighted not only by the good playing weather, but also by seasonal pricing specials and having the greens more to themselves for play at a truly relaxing pace.

And during the prime time summer months, area courses ensure that the play remains at a leisurely pace, perfect for firsttime golfers or those who have had the game of golf in their blood for years. Most courses feature clubhouses, resident pros, well-equipped pro shops and are open to the public at great rates. All you have to do is call for a tee time. And if you’re a Crystal Coast resident and golfer, ask about the courses’ benefit tournaments held throughout the year. The community is always looking for teams and individuals for tournament play to benefit local organizations. Featured here are some of the best local courses when it comes to the Crystal Coast’s “golf coast.” Accessed from Hwy 70 just west of Morehead City, Brandywine Bay Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed among wooded areas, ponds and (cont. on page 62)

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streams in the residential resort, Brandywine Bay. Visitors enjoy a putting green, pro shop, snack bar and lessons by appointment. Call 247-2541 or visit brandywinegolf.com (Map#52). As the only golf course on Bogue Banks, the Country Club of the Crystal Coast is a treasure for golfers hoping for a picturesque setting of rolling sand dunes, tall pines, majestic oaks and a view of Bogue Sound. For group outings, membership information and times, call 252-726-1034 or visit cccrystalcoast.com (Map#22). Silver Creek Golf Resort, located on Hwy 58, 3.5 miles north of the Emerald Isle Bridge, is an 18-hole championship course with newly renovated “Tifeagle” greens and Bermuda fairways. This beautiful par-72 layout golf course was designed by Gene Hamm and offers four sets of tees. Men can be challenged by our 7,005 yards of course while ladies can enjoy 4,962 yards worth. During your round, you will discover elevated greens, water hazards and bunkers. Prior to your game, warm up on the driving range or work on your stroke at the putting greens. Call 393-8058 to book your tee time.

Also enjoy Crystal Palms Par Three and Hawaiian Thunder Mini Golf, two fun places to introduce friends and family to the game of golf. Open year-round and lighted during the season. Call 393-1020 (Map#25). Celebrating more than 30 years of golf traditions and 27 championship holes, Star Hill Golf Club is the Crystal Coast’s premier golf club. Our three 9-hole courses, the Lakes, Pines and Sands, feature bent grass greens that will excite the average golfer and challenge the expert. We are nestled in the heart of Cape Carteret near Emerald Isle and minutes away from Swansboro. The Champions Room is the ideal place to relax after your round and settle your score. Our facility is the perfect setting for your next company golf outing, corporate meeting or family celebration. Amenities: Total short game area, Cayman driving range, PGA professional instruction, rental clubs, golf shop, swimming pool and private airstrip open to the public. Memberships available. *Soft spikes required. General Manager and Director of Golf: Mick Brown. Superintendent: Damon Libby. Course Architect: R.T. Birney. Call 393-8111 (Map#117).

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Local Flavor est outside dining area on the beach, fresh seafood, steamed or grilled, & Black Angus beef, open 7 days a week for dinner at 5pm, lounge opens at 4pm. Open for lunch Sat. & Sun. at 11am. Catering available, ample boat dockage. MC/ V/D/AE. No checks, no reservations, all ABC. Banquet, business function facilities, 247-2344 (Map#37). Clamdigger

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Atlantic Beach/ Pine Knoll Shores: Channel Marker, only restaurant overlooking Bogue Sound at the foot of the bridge, offers fine hospitality in its waterfront atrium lounge & adjacent dining room, larg-

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cials, extensive beer & wine list, open for dinner daily at 5pm, reservations highly recommended, 240-0000 (Map#135).

Beaufort: Beaufort Grocery Co., just off the waterfront at 117 Queen St., creative menu of local seafood, beef, lamb & veal, freshly baked breads & desserts, original soups & salads,


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All ABC, MC/V/AE, 354-2413 (Map#31).

recommended, available for private catered dining, 728-3899 (Map#75). Blue Moon Bistro, 119 Queen St., fine

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Bushwackers at Bogue Inlet Pier on the ocean, serving island drinks, steaks & fresh broiled/steamed/grilled seafood under a lush tropical canopy. Open at 5pm daily, MC/V, kids’ menu, all ABC, 354-6300 (Map#11). Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar, 8002 Emerald Dr., dinner with exceptional American cuisine. 12+ wines available by the glass, 24+ martini choices. Come taste the difference, 354-6200 (Map#24). Portofino, Bell Cove Village, Coast Guard Road. Now open for lunch, new lower priced dinner menu. Dinner served 4:30-until, 3548111 (Map#30). RuckerJohns Restaurant, Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, prepares everything in-house; great sandwiches, salads, pastas, lightly battered & barbecued shrimp, grilled seafood, Coaster

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Good Buys Art, Crafts & More: Blu Sail Gallery, 1103-A Arendell St., Morehead City. Featuring contemporary art, local and international photography, pottery, wood carving, stained glass and more with an array of classes for all experience levels. Hours, 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday, open until 8pm on Fridays, 252-723-9516 (Map#15 ).

gant shoes, bags, jewelry & accessories, 3543151 (Map#13).

Pacific Superstore, 2 locations: 200 Loon Drive, Emerald Isle; 400 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, the family beachwear store with everyday low prices, beach towels, Tshirts, shoes, skim & body boards and more. Discover the Emerald Forest 18-hole adventure-style mini golf course across from Emerald Plantation, 354-9617 (EI), 247-6628 (AB), Carolina Artist Studio Gallery, 800 Ev354-5034 (mini golf) (Map#5). ans St., corner of 8th, Morehead City. Largest Sandi’s Beachwear, West Fort Macon gallery on the Crystal Coast featuring fine art, pottery & stained glass by local & regional art- Road, Atlantic Beach, emphasizes women’s ists. We offer a variety of classes. Hours 10am specialty swimwear, sizes 4-24, juniors, long torso, special cup sizes AA-EE, separates, -5pm Tues.-Sat., 726-7550 (Map#27). the right suit for every size & taste; materHandscapes Gallery, featuring fine arts nity, mastectomy, casual & cruise wear by and crafts on the waterfront in historic BeauAnn Trinity, Jams World, Foxcroft, PB&J, Wild fort. The gallery promotes American tradiPalms, French Dressing, Tracy Negoshian, tions in pottery, jewelry and glasswork with Peppermint Bay, Tommy Bahama and more. an emphasis on North Carolina artists. Over Great selection of beach bags, sandals, hats, 200 artists are represented in a full range of sunscreen (SPF 50), shoes and accessories, work from the traditional to the contempo726-4812 (Map#85). rary in pottery, glass, jewelry, metal, wood and other media, 410 Front St., 252 728 6805, handscapesgallery.com, handscapes@gmail. Books & Gifts: com (Map#88). Beach Book Mart, Atlantic Station, AtTierra Fina, 415 Front St., Beaufort, handpainted pottery from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Morocco & Tunisia. Open 7 days a week, tierrafinanc.com, 504-2789 (Map#60).

Beachwear: Fran’s Beachwear, 8305 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. The Crystal Coast’s #1 choice for swimwear suiting every body type, size & special need. More than 50 lines to choose from including designer lines Gottex, Sunflair, Ralph Lauren, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis & Tara Grinna. Girls’ swimwear sizes 2T thru girls 16. Elegantly casual clothes for beach days or evenings on the town, featuring Tribal, Nick & Zoe, Liz & Jane, Cotton Connection and many more. We have a wide variety of casual, comfortable & ele-

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lantic Beach, features the largest selection of books on the beach including bestsellers, local books, children’s, cookbooks, crafts, magazines & many more, 240-5655 (Map#98).


Shopping Guide Book Shop, 4915 Arendell St. beside Kmart, Morehead City. Broad selection of new & used books in all categories; new books discounted including special orders. Used books include paperbacks, hard covers with extensive selection of old & rare books and a large children’s area with table & chairs. We accept trades & buy estate books. Come in & browse, 240-1163 (Map#94). Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books, Morehead City waterfront, fine selection of greeting cards, paperback & hardback books, Byer’s Choice carolers, jewelry, toys, nautical charts, original paintings & prints, china, gifts, open every day, free gift wrap, we ship anywhere, 800-DEE-GEES (3334337), 726-3314 (Map#62).

High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Year-round, reserve ahead to ensure availability, 888-398-8887, 252-354-8887, info@ island-essentials.com (Map#26).

ICW Gift and Monogram Co, 4426 Arendell St., Morehead City, featuring custom T-shirts, embroidery, team sports apparel and specialty gifts alongside beach and boat bags, totes, soft-sided coolers and more. Visit the new store at Pelletier Harbor Shops, 252808-3008, (Map#9).

Island Traders, 421 Front St., Beaufort, 504-3000 and Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach, 240-2825, features great names & great prices, come in & browse the bargains. Large selection of Vibram, five fingers and Merrell Footwear. Find famous brands like Patagonia, Costa Del Mar, Smith Optics, Toms, Reef, Sanuk and more, beaufortislandtraders.com (Map#114).

Rocking Chair Book Store, 400 Front St., Beaufort (Somerset Square), featuring bestsellers, children’s books, local/regional books, new & used, 728-2671 (Map#40).

Clothing & Accessories: Harbor Specialties, 437 Front St., Beaufort, offers “nautical but nice” fine gifts & clothing. Featuring the Tilley Hat, Vera Bradley bags & accessories with complimentary monogramming, Tervis Tumblers, Dubarry deck shoes, Chelsea clocks & barometers, boat models & ready to embroider Adams Caps. We do custom embroidery & logos inhouse. Bring in yours, 838-0059 or 877-3694999, harborspecialties.com (Map#128). Island Essentials, Linen & Leisure Supply Company, 208 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle.

Sandi’s Beachwear, West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, emphasizes women’s specialty swimwear, sizes 4-24, juniors, long torso, special cup sizes AA-EE, separates, the right suit for every size & taste; maternity, mastectomy, casual & cruise wear by Ann Trinity, Jams World, Foxcroft, PB&J, Wild Palms, French Dressing, Tracy Negoshian, Peppermint Bay, Tommy Bahama and more. Great selection of beach bags, sandals, hats, sunscreen (SPF 50), shoes and accessories, 726-4812 (Map#85). Second to None, 4370 Arendell St., Pelletier Harbor Shops, Morehead City, women’s brand name clothing & accessories, sizes 0 to 3x, including maternity. Casual to formal (cont. on page 68)

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wear, shoes, jewelry & handbags. Original artwork, also available. Mon.-Sat. 10am5pm, 240-2002 (Map#9). Tassels, Pelletier Harbor Shops, 4426 Arendell St., Morehead City, great place to shop for shoes, handbags, jewelry & gift items; a shoe store plus a whole lot more; we now carry a wonderful selection of invitations & personalized note cards for all occasions, 247-7463 (Map#9).

Flip Flops, 7702 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, features flip flops galore, plus gifts of whimsy, clothing & accessories, furniture, art, jewelry, hats and sunglasses, 354-3446 (Map#91).

Grocery Stores: Harris Teeter, 5000 Arendell St. #102, Morehead City. Taking pride in offering the best quality and selection available when it comes to fresh food and all vacation necessities. Count on Harris Teeter to meet your needs, whether you’re stocking up your home, your vacation rental or are searching for a quick snack from the deli, 24 hours a day! 252-240-3742 (Map#15).

Jewelry: Top Deck, largest mens’ & ladies’ clothing store in Beaufort, brand names such as Fresh Produce, Royal Robbins, Sperry shoes, Rainbow sandals, Crocs, Hook & Tackle, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Tori Richards and more; fill all your casual clothing needs from head to toe. MC/V, 7286670 (Map#114).

DP Jewelry Designs, 4667-C Arendell St., Morehead City, specializes in unique gold & sterling jewelry at reasonable prices, large selection of handcrafted bracelets, earrings, necklaces & rings; custom designs made on the premises, meteorite jewelry & fossils, original metal sculptures by local artists, dpjewelry.com, 727-0550 (Map#102).

Gourmet Items & Edibles:

Diamond Shoal Jewelers, 4737 Arendell St. (Hwy 70), Morehead City, specializes in nautical 14K & sterling silver jewelry, as well as estate and designer pieces including Scott Kay, Slane & Slane, Hidalgo and Pandora; custom designs, repairs & appraisals. All work done on premises, Tues.Sat, 10am-6pm, 726-9582 (Map#43).

Ginny Gordon’s, 1011 Arendell St., downtown Morehead City. Specializing in cookware, aprons, gadgets, knives, cookbooks & everything else for the cook, 7266661 (Map#58).

Gifts & Specialty: Bird Stuff Etc., Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach, everything for the bird enthusiast: bird feeders, pre-mixed or mixyour-own seeds, houses, supplies & more. Tilley clothes for men & women, Sloggers, Gnomes, Waterfalls, New Chairs. All in one convenient location with Kites Unlimited, 247-7011 (Map#50).

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J.R. Dunn Fine Jewelers, Emerald Plantation in Emerald Isle (354-5074) or Cypress Bay Plaza in Morehead City (726-8700), offers unique & fine quality jewelry including unique pieces such as the Emerald Isle Destination Bracelet™. Take home this or another memorable piece of paradise or find the perfect gift here (Map#6). (cont. on page 70)


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Stamper’s Jewelers, 435 Front St. in Beaufort (across from the flagpole on the boardwalk) in business since 1955, large selection of diamond, genuine stone, 14K & 10K gold & sterling silver jewelry, watches by Bulova, Seiko & Caravelle, large selection of gifts for men, women & children, jewelry, watch & clock repairs, engraving on premises, 728-4967 (Map#59).

Medical: Carteret General Hospital Urgent Care, 3722 E. Bridges St., Morehead City, 252-808-6611, provides full medical care 7 days a week for minor emergencies, such as sprains, simple cuts and ear infections, filling the gap when your doctor isn’t available. Open from 9am-9pm Mon.-Sat. and noon to 8pm on Sun. (Map#19). Crystal Coast Family Practice, two locations at 505 N. 35th St., Morehead City and 540 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point. Comprehensive medical care for all ages: pediatric, adolescent, adult, preventative, acute illnesses and injuries, women’s health, minor surgical procedures, dermatology, physicals, skin cancer screening. Accepting new patients – appointments and walk-ins welcome, 726-8414 (Morehead City), 393-6374 (Cedar Point), crystalcoastfp.net (Map#29). James M. Wells, DDS, PA, 208 Professional Circle, Morehead City, dental care working to create beautiful smiles. One appointment crowns, complete family and cosmetic dental care, Zoom 2 whitening, new patients welcome, 247-3010 (Map#71).

Outdoors, Etc.: EJW Outdoors, 4667 Arendell St., Morehead City, offers a tremendous selection of recreational gear from all types of sports, plus biking, hunting, paintball & more, but

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fishing is a prime feature of EJW’s inventory. Find the best in rod & reels, tackle, bait & much more, 247-4725 (Map#93). Kites Unlimited, at Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach, offers quality kites & windsocks, stunt kites, unique games & puzzles, kite accessories, flags & banners; go flying with us 9am Sun., Ft. Macon State Park, 247-7011 (Map#50).

Seafood: Atlantic Beach Seafood Market, 211-A Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, the only fresh seafood market in Atlantic Beach; fresh daily, shrimp, crabmeat, scallops, lobster tails, crab legs, tuna, grouper, mahi, trigger, flounder, salmon, special orders & more; locals’ choice for best seafood; family operated, Sonya Willis-owner; tackle outlet, 247-2430, (Map#8). Cap’n Willis Seafood Market, 7803 Emerald Dr., look for the bright red roof! Fresh local seafood daily from Cap’n Willis boats: peeled & deveined shrimp, tuna, local oysters, grouper, scallops, clams, crabs, crabmeat, homemade crab cakes & more. We pack coolers for travel! Open 7 days a week, 9am–7pm, 354-2500 (Map#41).


Look in our Fresh Foods Market for delicious Fresh fruits and veggies from our Farmers chef prepared foods to feed your day-at- Market make for great healthy and tasty snacks on the go. the-beach-hungry family.

Fire up the grill with the freshest freshest, tastiest meats you’ll find... straight from our own Butchers Market. What are you celebrating? Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduation or just Summer Vacation fun? Well, whatever it is we have a cake for it.

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Fishing Fanatics. 10am-1pm. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction from the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered. Ages 10 and up, $20. Details: 252-2474003 or ncaquariums.com. Dinner with the Critters. 6-7:30pm. Join the staff of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and enjoy pizza while learning about animal care. See what it’s like to feed the animals in the invertebrate touch pool. Ages 5 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.

Sunday Behind the Scenes – Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck exhibit. Ages 6 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Night Trek. 7-9pm Stroll the nighttime beach as you explore the fascinating life of sea turtles and look for loggerheads nesting in the sand. Ages 5 and up, $8. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.

Monday Surfing. 9am-noon. Learn to catch some waves in the North Carolina surf with the NC Aquarium experts. Surfboards provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Sound Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams. 2-4pm. Master the art of harvesting crabs and clams and the importance of conserving coastal habitats. Ages 5 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.

Tuesday Kayak the Roosevelt Natural Area. 47pm. Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters as you become aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment through this NC Aquarium program. Site provides kayaks. Ages 12 and up, $20. A morning program is held each Saturday. Details: 252-2474003 or ncaquariums.com.

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Wednesday Surfing. 9am-noon. Learn to catch some waves in the North Carolina surf with the NC Aquarium experts. Surfboards provided. Ages 10 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Fishing for Kids – Bogue Sound. 10amnoon. Kids see what lies beneath the surface of Bogue Sound as they learn to fish with an NC Aquarium naturalist. Gear provided. Ages 5 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. Night Trek. 7-9pm. Stroll the nighttime beach as you explore the fascinating life of sea turtles and look for loggerheads nesting in the sand. Ages 5 and up, $8. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.

Thursday Breakfast with the Rays. 8-9:30am. Enjoy a continental breakfast and help feed these amazing animals with the staff at the NC Aquarium. Ages 5 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Junior Aquarium Explorer’s Club. 9-10am. Preschoolers will love learning about aquatic species and wildlife with live animal encounters, crafts to bring home, storytelling and outdoor explorations. Ages 3-5, $8. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Picnic Paddle: Canoe the Roosevelt Natural Area. 10am-noon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a leisurely canoe trek to observe the mysteries of the salt marsh. Ages 6 and up, paddlers 12 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.


Street Madness – the Evolution of Magic. 7pm. Magical Mayhem promises mystical, magical entertainment for the whole family at The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events. Details: 252-726-1501, themoreheadcenter.com.

Friday Cape Lookout Exploration. Call for times. Meet at the ferry dock for a boat trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore. As you hike across the undeveloped island watching for wildlife, learn about the unique coastal culture. Ages 10 and up, $30. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.

up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. Aquarist Apprentice. 1-4pm. Join aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare animal meals and participate in some daily care and maintenance tasks. Educators teach you about the animals as you assist aquarists with their caretaking responsibilities. Ages 14 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. Artists on Arendell. 3-8pm. Local artists offer demonstrations between 11th & 12th streets in downtown Morehead City. Details: 252-7239516.

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Snorkeling the Sea – Radio Island. Call for times. Glimpse the mysteries below the surface with a snorkeling trip to Radio Island led by a NC Aquarium naturalist. Gear provided. Ages 10 and

Kayak the Roosevelt Natural Area. 9am-noon. Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters as you become aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment through this NC Aquarium program. Site provides kayaks. Ages 12 and up, $20. Details: 252247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. Barrier Island Exploration. 10am-noon. Trek the maritime forest, the salt marsh and the shallow waters of Bogue Sound to learn about the fascinating creatures that live in these vital habitats. Ages 8 and up, $10. Details: 252247-4003 or ncaquariums.com. (cont. on page 74)

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16-17: Contemporary Boat Building. 9am-5pm. Learn skills essential for building round-bottomed boats through this NC Maritime Museum program. Cost is $135. Reservations are required. Details: 252728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Aquarium Explorer’s Club. 2:30-3:30pm. Live animals, outdoor explorations and creative art projects introduce children to the natural world. Ages 6-10, $8. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums.com.

JULY 15, 22: Concert at Fort Macon. The Friends of Fort Macon annually bring visitors to the site with its popular concert program. This month’s performers include Scearce & Ketner, 15th and the Morehead City Brass Consortium, 22nd. The concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Marsh Cruise. 11am-1pm. Join the Coastal Federation for a cruise by small ferry and learn about coastal ecosystems, native animals and plants and what the federation is doing to help protect these special environments. All marsh cruise programs begin at the Hammocks Beach Visitor’s Center. Participants must buy a ferry ticket through the park. Details: 252-393-8185 or visit nccoast.org. Fri. 15: Traditional Boat Handling. 9am-1pm. Learn handling traits aboard traditional small craft with the staff of the NC Maritime Museum. Reservations are required. Cost is $95. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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Sat. 16: Victorian Mourning Presentation. 10am & 2pm. Meet the staff of the Beaufort Historic Site at the Josiah Bell House for a special presentation. Cost is $8. Details: 252-728-5225 or beauforthistoricsite.org. 32nd Historic Beaufort Road Race. 7:30am. Rise and shine with hundreds of fellow runners as the Beaufort Road Race hits the streets. Entry fees range from $24 to $45 for the whole family – and the dog! Details: 910-5450552 or visit beaufortroadrace.com. Sun. 17: Fabulous Thunderbirds in Concert. 8-10pm. For more than 30 years this band has drawn a crowd and the Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events is bringing them to Carteret County. Details: themoreheadcenter. com. 18-22: Youth Tennis Camp. 9-10:30am. Join the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Dept. for this week-long program for youth ages 7-13. Cost is $70. Details: lmorris@emeraldisle-nc.org or 252-354-6350. Tue. 19: Kayak Local Waters. 9am-2pm. Explore the marshes of Gallants Channel with the NC Maritime Museum. Reservations are required. Cost is $40 or $20 with your own kayak. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums. com. 20, 27: Seaside Movies. Dusk. Join the town of Atlantic Beach for free movies on the Circle. Parking is free. Movies begin at dusk. The offerings include “Jaws” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”


20-21, 27-28: Bear Island Ecology Program. Noon-2pm. Coastal Federation staff and summer interns will conduct this program on Bear Island. Participants must purchase a ferry ticket through the park or have other transportation to reach the island. Weather permitting, informal “touch table” programs are available at the visitor’s center on the mainland in the morning (beginning at 9:30) and at the bathhouse area at Bear Island in the afternoon (until 3:30pm). Details: 252-393-8185 or visit nccoast.org.

welcome center at the Beaufort Historic Site. Cost is $20. Details: 252-728-5225 or beauforthistoricsite.org. Fri. 29: Marine Life Cruise. 9am-Noon. Trawl and dredge with a Duke University research vessel. Reservations are required. Cost is $25. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums. com.

Thur. 21: Children’s Quilling Workshop – The Art of Rolled Paper Design. 10am. Children are invited to the Beaufort Historical Association’s welcome center to learn the art of quilling with Gigi Koehler. Cost is $20. Details: 252-728-5225 or beauforthistoricsite.org. Sat. 23: Crab Cake Cook-Off. 6-8pm. Taste delicious crab cakes made by guest chefs and vote on your favorite at this fun NC Maritime Museum fundraiser. Space is limited, $25. This is a members only event, all are welcome to join the Friends of the Museum. Details: 252-7287317, ncmaritimemuseums.com. Heavenly Sunrise Concert. 6pm. The History Place, Morehead City, will host the gospel group Heavenly Sunrise for a fundraising concert. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Details: 252-247-7533 ext. 106 or thehistoryplace.org. Bill Leslie and Lorica. 8-10pm. The Morehead Center will be transcended by Celtic music as this North Carolina band takes to the stage. Tickets are $20-$30. Details: themoreheadcenter.com. 24-30: Shark Week. Fin-filled activities every day of the week reveal more about these mysterious and magnificent and often misunderstood creatures. Sink your teeth into shark-themed programs, activities, crafts and films at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Free with admission. Details: 252-247-4003 or ncaquariums. com. 28-30: Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish. This annual tournament benefits wetland habitats in North Carolina and waterfowl breeding areas across the country through Ducks Unlimited’s Sound CARE program. Event is based at the Big Rock Weigh Station parking lot, 405 Evans St., Morehead City. Details: 252-247-3883. Thur. 28: Adult Basket Weaving Workshop. 10am. Join workshop leader Mary Ellen Clement as she teaches the art of basket weaving in the

30-31: Buddy Pelletier Longboard Memorial Contest. This annual competition attracts amateur and professional surfers from the East Coast to Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle, a change of venue from previous years. Details: 252-726-2314 or essie@hotmail.com. 10th annual Harkers Island Regatta. Sunfish class sailboats. All experienced sailors are welcome. Crew size is not limited. Registration is Saturday at 9:30am at Shell Point on the east end of Harkers Island. Cost to register is $35 for vessel, $25 for skippers 16 and under. Sailors will circumnavigate Harkers Island. Details: Rob Eberle, 252-635-1912, evenings or mobyachtclub. com. Sat. 30: Build a Boat in a Day. 9am-3pm. Adult and child teams use the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. Teams are limited to four people with at least one adult. Minimum age is 8. Cost is $300. Reservations are required. Details: 252728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com. (cont. on page 78)

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Mel Tillis in Concert. 8pm. This country star hits the stage at The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events. Details: themoreheadcenter.com.

AUGUST 2, 9:Habitat Restoration Days. 9:30am-2pm. Help build an oyster shell bag sill, monitor oyster growth or clean up trash along the water’s edge. These restoration days are hard work, but at the end of the day, you’ll feel good about helping our coast. Participants should wear and/or bring: work clothes (that can get wet), gloves, a towel, water, close-toed shoes and lunch. Snacks and drinks are provided. Details: 252-393-8185 or visit nccoast.org. 3-4, 10-11: Bear Island Ecology Program. Noon-2pm. Coastal Federation staff and summer interns will conduct this program on Bear Island. Participants must purchase a ferry ticket through the park or have other transportation to reach the island. Weather permitting, informal “touch table” programs are available at the visitor’s center on the mainland in the morning (beginning at 9:30) and at the bathhouse area at Bear Island in the afternoon (until 3:30pm). Details: 252-393-8185 or visit nccoast.org. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Seaside Movies. Dusk. Join the town of Atlantic Beach for free movies on the Circle. Parking is free. Movies begin at dusk. This month’s offerings, in order, are “Tarzan,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Finding Nemo,” “Secretariat” and “Toy Story 3.” Fri. 5: Concert at Fort Macon. The Friends of Fort Macon annually bring visitors to the site with its popular concert program. This is the final concert, featuring Wild Honey. The concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. 6, 13, 20, 27: Summer Concert Series. 78:30pm. Presented annually by the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept., these free concerts are held at Jaycee Park in downtown Morehead City. This month, performers include Day-Lee Dose, 6th; Replica, 13th; Jazz Coalition, 20th; Big Drink, 27th. Details: 252-726-5083.

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Sat. 6: Sculpt for Wildlife. This annual Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter sand sculpting contest is held on the beach in front of the Atlantic Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores on the first Saturday in August. Professional sand sculptors mingle with family teams to help offer support, teach classes and do demonstrations. Several awards are presented, including a People’s Choice. Details: 252-240-1200. Cannon Firing. Join the staff of Fort Macon State Park on the parade deck to view the firing process for the Civil War cannon. Demonstrations are planned for 10:30 and 11:30am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. Details: 252-726-3775. Carolina Country Showcase. 8pm. Dewey Wells and Friends in a delightful presentation of country, gospel and bluegrass music in song and dance at The Morehead Center for the Performing Arts & Events. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Details: 252-7261501, themoreheadcenter.com. Traditional Skiff Rally. This free event at the NC Maritime Museum will see sailing craft gathering to recreate a traditional mid-1900s work boat regatta. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com. Sun. 7: Free Sunday in the Garden. 1-6pm. The first Sunday afternoon, March through October, offers free admission to the gardens at Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens. Details: 252-514-4900 or tryonpalace.org.


12-13: Beaufort Pirate Invasion. With events at the Beaufort Historical Association and the Beaufort waterfront, this annual festival includes a reenactment of a pirate attack on Beaufort and the subsequent trials. A parade, educational programs and rousing parties make this fun for the whole family. Don’t forget your pirate costume! Details: 252-728-3988. 12, 19: Marsh Cruise. 11am-1pm. Join the Coastal Federation for a cruise by small ferry and learn about coastal ecosystems, native animals and plants and what the federation is doing to help protect these special environments. All marsh cruise programs begin at the Hammocks Beach Visitor’s Center. Participants must buy a ferry ticket through the park. Details: 252-3938185 or visit nccoast.org. Fri. 12: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. Sat. 13: Second Saturday – Ahoy! Pirate’s Day. 10-11am. This series of NC Dept. of Cultural Resources programs is held at more than 30 historic sites and museums across the state to highlight history, heritage, arts and fun. The August event in Carteret County is held at the NC Maritime Museum and focuses on pirates. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums. com. Mike Cross in Concert. The artist takes to the stage at The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events. Details: themoreheadcenter. com. Wed. 17: Shackleford Banks – Horses, Hiking & Heritage. 8:30am-12:30pm. Experience the Outer Banks heritage and wildlife through this guided hike offered by the NC Maritime Museum. Reservations are required. Cost is $25. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums. com. Thur. 18: Beach Jive after Five. 5:30-7:30pm. Enjoy live music and a peaceful ocean breeze at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access, Emerald Isle. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. Depression Bead Workshop. 10am. Join Gigi Koehler at the Beaufort Historic Site for a demonstration on the art of depression bead making. Cost is $25. Details: 252-728-5225 or beauforthistoricsite.org.

Fri. 19: American Red Cross Blood Drive. 2-7pm. Show your support by donating blood at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Traditional Boat Handling. 9am-1pm. Learn handling traits aboard traditional small craft with the staff of the NC Maritime Museum. Reservations are required. Cost is $95. Details: 252-7287317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com. 20-21: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. 7pm. The History Place will host “Miss Murple’s Last Case,” an interactive play that calls on the audience to help weed through murder suspects. The event is presented by Athens of the South Productions. Tickets are $35 for the dinner performance and $15 for the Sunday afternoon matinee. Details: 252-247-7533 ext. 101 or thehistoryplace.org. Sat. 20: Scrapbooking Workshop. 10am1pm. A scrapbooking workshop with Linda Phelps will be held at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center for ages 12 and up. Advance registration is required. The cost is $5 and includes the use of tools and a snack. Additional packages are available. Details: Linda Phelps at 910-326-6164 or rphelps@ec.rr.com. Elvis – Keith Henderson Illusions. Tickets are on sale now for this event at The Morehead Center for Performing Arts. Details: themoreheadcenter.com. Build a Boat in a Day. 9am-3pm. Adult and child teams use the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. Teams are limited to four people with at least one adult. Minimum age is 8. Cost is $300. Reservations are required. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com. Sun. 21: Adult Learn to Sail. 1-5pm. Learn the basics aboard stable sailboats. Reservations required. Cost is $95. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums.com. Fri. 26: Marine Life Cruise. 9am-Noon. Trawl and dredge with a Duke University research vessel. Reservations are required. Cost is $25. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums. com. Tue. 30: Kayak Local Waters. 9am-2pm. Explore the marshes of Gallants Channel with the NC Maritime Museum. Reservations are required. Cost is $40 or $20 with your own kayak. Details: 252-728-7317 or ncmaritimemuseums. com. Coaster

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NC FERRY SCHEDULE Call 1-800-BY-FERRY or visit ncferry.org for updated information. See ncferry.org for additional ferry schedules for the Currituck-Knotts Island ferry and Southport-Fort Fisher ferry. CEDAR ISLAND-OCRACOKE TOLL FERRY 2 ¼ Hours - 50 Cars Reservations Recommended Call 1-800-293-3779 Jan. 1 - April 18, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Depart Depart Cedar Island Ocracoke 7:30 AM 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 10:30 AM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM Apr. 19 - May 23 Depart Depart Cedar Island Ocracoke 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:30 PM 8:30 PM May 24 - Oct. 31 Depart Depart Cedar Island Ocracoke 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:30 PM 8:30 PM Fares (One Way) Pedestrian $1 Bicycle Rider $3 Motorcycles $10 Vehicle and/or combination $15 less than 20’ Vehicle and/or combination $30 20’ up to 40’ Vehicle and/or combination $45 over 40’ up to 65’ Name of driver & type of vehicle are required when making reservations. Can call up to one year in advance.

SWAN QUARTER-OCRACOKE TOLL FERRY Reservations call 1-800-293-3779 2 ½ Hours - 50 cars Jan. 1 - April 18, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Depart Depart Swan Quarter Ocracoke 10:00 AM 7:00 AM 5:00 PM 1:00 PM Apr. 19 - May 23 Depart Depart Swan Quarter Ocracoke 10:00 AM 6:30 AM 4:30 PM 12:45 PM

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CHERRY BRANCH MINNESOTT FERRY Free Ferry - 20 minutes - 30 cars Year-Round Depart Depart Cherry Branch Bayview 5:05 AM ---------5:25 AM 5:25 AM 5:45 AM 5:45 AM 6:15 AM 6:15 AM 6:45 AM 6:45 AM 7:15 AM 7:15 AM 7:45 AM 7:45 AM 8:15 AM 8:15 AM 8:45 AM 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 9:15 AM 9:45 AM 9:45 AM 10:05 AM 10:05 AM 10:25 AM 10:25 AM 10:45 AM 10:45 AM 11:15 AM 11:15 AM 11:45 AM 11:45 AM 12:15 PM 12:15 PM 1:15 PM 1:15 PM 1:45 PM 1:45 PM 2:15 PM 2:15 PM 2:45 PM 2:45 PM 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 3:45 PM 3:45 PM 4:15 PM 4:15 PM 4:45 PM 4:45 PM 5:15 PM 5:15 PM 5:45 PM 5:45 PM ---------6:15 PM 6:45 PM ------------------7:15 PM 7:45 PM ------------------8:15 PM 8:45 PM ------------------9:15 PM 9:45 PM ------------------10:30 PM 11:30 PM ------------------12:15 AM 12:45 AM ----------

OCRACOKE-HATTERAS INLET Free Ferry - 40 minutes - 30 cars Jan. 1 - April 18, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Departs Hatteras and Ocracoke every hour between 5:00 AM and Midnight. Apr. 19 - Oct. 31 Hourly departures from 5am-7-am and 7pm-midnight Departs Hatteras every half hour from 7:30am-7pm. Departs Ocracoke every half hour from 8:30am-8pm.


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Oceanana Fishing Pier, E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, offers bait, tackle & rod rentals, fishing license not required, pier provides blanket license. Caters to families with snack grill, arcade & paved parking for beach-goers, 726-0863, oceanana.com (Map#44).

PINE KNOLL SHORES The Clamdigger Inn on Salter Path Road has all oceanfront rooms with full amenities. Refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, private balconies, restaurant, lounge, pool, hot tub, summer pool bar and meeting and banquet facilities, 2474155, 800-338-1533, clamdiggerinn. com (Map#57).

HARKERS ISLAND Cape Pointe RV Park is a paradise away from home, complete with a white sandy beach on Back Sound and nearby boat access. Enjoy the sun, sand and surf in the park or take a short boat ride to Shackleford Banks or Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Annual leases also available, 919-795-5968 or e-mail mweaver@thepencos.com (Map#12).

Rentals & Sales: ATLANTIC BEACH Atlantic Beach Realty in the Causeway Shopping Center for cottage and condo sales and rentals, atlanticbeachrealty.net, call 800-786-7368, 240-7368, for a free brochure go to atlanticbeachrealty.net (Map#47).

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Cannon & Gruber Realtors, beach vacation sales or rentals, user-friendly online booking at cannongruber.com, 800-3172866, 726-6600 (Map#108). Deanna Hull Realty, 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Suite 103. Whether looking to buy or sell, you should call us first. We specialize in resort properties. Deanna S. Hull, broker/owner, serving timeshare owners since 1984, 240-0273, 800-477-4180, deannahullrealty.com, deanna@deannahullrealty.com, bikes@deannahullrealty.com (Map#136).

EMERALD ISLE Bluewater Real Estate, 200 Mangrove Drive, offers more than 800 vacation rental homes and condos on Bogue Banks from Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle. Stay with


Bluewater for a week, a month, a year or a lifetime: vacation, monthly and annual rentals available, plus full real estate services for buyers and sellers. Voted Coaster Readers’ favorite rental agency. Several offices (island and mainland) to serve you. Vacation rentals, 252354-2323, toll-free 888-258-9287. Real Estate, 354-2128, toll-free 888-354-2128. See website for specials and to browse properties, bluewatergmac.com (Map#39). CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, 7603 Emerald Drive, has weekly, monthly and annual rentals, 800-822-2121, 354-2131, residential, commercial sales, coastland.com (Map#92). Emerald Isle Realty, 7501 Emerald Drive, has been handing out keys to vacationers since 1962. Enjoy staying in one of their cozy vintage cottages, a condo resort or an

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elegantly furnished Sand Castle with a pool or elevator. We offer amenities and adventurous packages to please all family members, including pets. Going above and beyond the call of duty for customers is an everyday occurrence. Visa/MC accepted. 800-849-3315, emeraldislerealty.com (Map#23). Sun-Surf Realty, 7701 Emerald Drive, come for a week – stay for a lifetime. Over 300 resort rentals on the Crystal Coast. Rentals, 866-829-6849, 354-2658; sales, 877-698-3194, 354-2958. View rental and sales properties at SunSurfRealty.com (Map#2).

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AM Dolphin Watch A daily morning sail up the Newport River to a place where the dolphin come to play year after year. These dolphin are familiar friends to Lookout Cruises. Recognized by their individual dorsal fins, we’ve even named a few! The cruise departs daily from the Beaufort waterfront at 9:20am and returns at 11:15am.

Sailing Catamaran SUNSET CRUISE Our trip departs each evening for a 7-8:30pm cruise that promises a view to take your breath away. The red and yellow North Carolina sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they’re yours to enjoy as we sail from the Beaufort waterfront into the gentle breezes of early evening.

CAPE LOOKOUT CRUISE The beauty of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and its pristine surroundings is unparalleled. You’ll really appeciate the stability and comfort of this 45-foot catamaran as we briskly make the six mile ocean voyage to one of the premiere anchorages in America. Our 6-hour cruise departs at noon for the 1 1/2 hr. sail to Cape Lookout where you’ll enjoy two hours of unbelievable swimming, snorkeling and some of the best shelling on the east coast. Upon arrival at Cape Lookout, we beach the boat and serve up a delicious catered lunch from the Beaufort Grocery Co . A bathing suit and beach towel are all you need when you come with us to Cape Lookout. On board, stairs offer easy access on and off the boat. Large, clean restrooms and a freshwater shower are also provided for the return trip. We also visit the lighthouse where you can take spectacular photos & hear a brief history of the 160’ tower.

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