We (best friend and I) are looking for a spot anywhere along coastal NC where we can rent a house on (or very near) the beach for a week. We are hoping for a destination that is not too crowded or built-up, that can give us a dose of nature and semi-private beaches while still providing options for places to go food shopping, restaurant hopping, plus a little shopping and people watching.
And we want all of this at the end of July. Is this too much to ask?
We had considered the Outer Banks, but that seems to be a tourist hot-spot. I'll be visiting from Australia and would like a nice, relaxing holiday that will make me feel it was worth the 32 hours of travel time!
Please help :)