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Coquina Beach

off Rte. 12, 8 mi south of U.S. 158, NC
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Excellent public beach

Excellent public beach! Showers, changing areas, restrooms, and wooden/concrete access to beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Crystal S
Favorite OBX beach

This is our favorite beach at The Outer Banks b/c: 1. Beautiful - the water and beach are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitney A
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Located within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a public beach with picnic shelters and bath houses.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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off Rte. 12, 8 mi south of U.S. 158, NC
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from US$53.00
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"showers and changing rooms"
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"water fountain"
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"great family beach"
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"quiet beach"
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"favorite beach"
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"obx"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent public beach! Showers, changing areas, restrooms, and wooden/concrete access to beach. It also has a lifeguard station and an overlook. Another nice thing about this beach is that there are no steps--all ramps going to the beach. We found lots of full shells.

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite beach at The Outer Banks b/c: 1. Beautiful - the water and beach are beautiful, lots of dunes and greenery 2. Not packed - part of national seashore, so no houses/hotels 3. Wonderful facilities - showers, bathrooms (not just porta-potty), changing...More

Thank Whitney A
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Best public beach access for families inbetweeen Nags Head and Hatteras. Fairly large parking lot and good bathroom, shower, and changing area buildings. The boardwalk is good, but parity buired in the sand at the end by storms. Otherwise, the facilities are well maintained. In...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Coquina Beach is the only designated beach area within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore with facilities (toilets, changing rooms, outdoor showers, water fountain) and a large parking lot. It is located just a few miles south of Nags Head. There’s a long wooden walkway that...More

5  Thank Jessica O
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Nice facilities here for fun at the beach. Clean restrooms and showers to rinse the sand and salt off. Not too crowded on Saturday.

Thank rmizelle
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have been going to the Outer Banks for about 25 years and most of that time we've spent on Coquina Beach . As part of the National Seashore, it is very clean and well maintained. There are restrooms with flushing toilets, changing rooms and...More

1  Thank danieloW7812SH
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach great for family fun! The sand is beautiful and nice there is a lifeguard especially when rip current alert is high. Great shower area and nice bathrooms!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Sand was blowing at Oregon Inlet so we slipped back north a couple miles or so and Coquina Beach was perfect. Plus the access ramp was just what we needed to make it easy for us

1  Thank Punkie C
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this beach for years. Excellent beach with in season life guard monitored swim area. They installed a new beach access ramp and overlook platform with benches. Wheel chairs and wagons can now use a ramp to get to the beach....More

2  Thank Quasar654
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We found a designated area to park off the main road and the walk to the beach was not too far. We were the only ones on this beach where we were able to build a small fire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows. (Get a...More

2  Thank roseroze
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