NC Outer Banks Beach Trip

My sweet friend Kim invited me along on a beach trip to the North Carolina Outer banks.

The week was magical!

I think this mountain girl is starting to prefer the sea :)

The sand and sea rejuvenated my soul!

We stayed in an area called the "Crystal Coast" and explored the Atlantic Beach Area.

On the first day we explored Fort Macon

I am a sucker for historical details!


View from the bridge from Moorhead City over to the Island where our hotel was in Pine Knoll Shores.

The second day we drove to Harker's Island and took a ferry out to Cape Lookout

The lighthouse was closed for the season but we still still enjoyed exploring! 

This was one of the best days of my life! Only a handful of people were on the whole barrier island. Cold and windy yet such a gorgeous day. It was so peaceful,  just us out walking on the beach picking up shells. One of the first experiences I have thought in a long time, wow I feel happy!

On the third day we went to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and later did some shopping in the little sea side town of Beaufort.

I just loved Nimbus the turtle!

The otters were another favorite!

We enjoyed a yummy seafood lunch at a local place called Sanitary Seafood Fish Market and Restaurant! Yes that is the actual name.
The view from the restaurant.

On our last day the weather finally warmed up enough for us to spend some time at Fort Macon Beach.

A very happy week I will never forget!


  1. Oh Tonya!
    What a wonderful week!
    I have never been there, so thank you for sharing it here.
    I too love historical things...How amazing!
    And there is nothing...nothing like time at the sea to bring peace to one's soul, right? So calming.
    I am so happy for you!
    Have a cozy day, my friend. : )


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