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Lewes-like beach towns in North Carolina???

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Lewes-like beach towns in North Carolina???

We recently moved from VA to NC. Until last summer, we'd spent several lovely summer weeks in Lewes and very much liked the quaint, quiet, "small town" feel it provided. Even in June, we didn't have to battle huge crowds and long lines (like OC or Rehoboth). We'll certainly miss Lewes!

Now we are in NC and looking for anything similar that is a beach-drive away. The Outer Banks is out of our price range, but other popular destinations are Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and others near Wilmington NC.

Has anyone been to any NC beaches which have the quiet, family qualities like Lewes?



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1. Re: Lewes-like beach towns in North Carolina???

You certainly have a selection to choose from!

I have found most of the the NC beach resorts to be very residential & non-commercial. Certainly quiet and family-oriented, but I have found none that reminded me of Lewes. I would compare Lewes to some of the New England seaport towns. We love it also.

Enjoy exploring the NC coast. Let us know your favorites.

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2. Re: Lewes-like beach towns in North Carolina???

We've never been to Ocracoke Island, but from reading lots of previous OBX forums it sounds like it could meet your needs. We like the commercialized areas of KH/KDH/NH, but I know how you feel about Lewes. My grandparents had a cottage in Broadkill Beach (one beach north of Lewes) and they loved the close-knit, quietness of the area. I couldn't stand the horse flies, mosquitos and toads. Good luck on your search.

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