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?