The wonderful travelers that frequent trip advisor have never steered me wrong in the past so I thought I'd jump in here and try to ask a few questions. I hope I'm in the correct forum. I looked at the forum for Indian Beach, and there was very little activity - nothing relatively recent.
My husband and I decided to try a NC beach this year. It was a very last minute decision; we are going for a long weekend with our 2 yr old, 10 yr old, and his parents next month. I had a tough time finding anywhere that was available and an even harder time finding anywhere that rented for a long weekend. After lots of research I found Indian Beach. I'd never heard of it before. I've heard of Emerald Isle, and always knew I wanted to visit there eventually. Is Indian Beach close to Emerald Isle? Will it basically look the same? I think NC is the only east coast state we have not yet explored. Okay, so the long and short of it is that we rented a condo on Indian Beach. I found some info online about the area, but not as much as I'd hoped for. I love unique and uncrowded beaches. I'm a huge fan of lush vegetation, nature, and wildlife. Does Indian Beach meet that criteria? Is there a good place to view dolphins, whales, turtles, or wildlife? Are there any gators in any nearby marsh areas? Is it a difficult or far trip to see the lighthouse? I am basically just looking for any information that might help me know what to expect. I'd like to spend the weekend on the beach, not in the car traveling from town to town. Any suggestions or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this! I realize it's a little all over the place. I appreciate you hanging in there!