Stick your toes in the sand, or lounge in the quiet inlets of these three North Carolina communities.
Photography Gary Clark
Boat shoes or flip-flops? We say both. The communities of Beaufort, Morehead City, and Atlantic Beach join to create a jumping-off point for the southern tip of the Outer Banks. Who wants to jump, though, considering that within a 30-minute radius you can be strolling a harbor boardwalk or kicking back in your beach chair? This is a great place to spend an early-summer weekend.
left: Beaufort's boardwalk off Front Street extends the length of the harbor downtown.