Originally Posted by Amy M
You are also within 2 hours of Myrtle Beach and Raleigh (if you want to go to the big city).
Amy M, that made me giggle. I don't see Raleigh (or the Triangle area) as "big city" at all, just a busy spread-out one.
Anyway, I always enjoyed Topsail as a kid. My aunt and uncle used to have a small vacation/mobile home there. It was flooded years ago after a hurricane I think. All I remember is a lot of people fishing... it's been a while.
More recently, my in-laws used to have a timeshare in Duck, and we spent time every spring in Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills... I really like that whole area, but I don't think it's price-friendly when you have to rent. I'm sure other people know more about that. On the beach in Duck, we spent our time playing in the sand and flying kites. We always swam in the pool. That is all I have visited of NC beaches in ages.