Beaches Near Raleigh
The Most Popular Beaches in North Carolina
The Raleigh area is central to recreational activities. Both the nearby mountains and ocean are popular destinations year-round, both for day trips and for weekend getaways. Here are just a few of Raleigh's favorite beaches to visit, all roughly 3 hours or less away. Grab the towels and the sunscreen, and let's hit the road this Saturday!
- Wrightsville Beach - 130 miles, 2hrs 8min
- Wilmington - 131 miles, 2hrs 9min
- Carolina Beach - 140 miles, 2hrs 22min
- Kure Beach - 143 miles, 2hrs 25min
- Atlantic Beach - 148 miles, 2hrs 42min
- Emerald Isle - 150 miles, 2hrs 43min
- Holden Beach - 168 miles, 2hrs 55min
- Sunset Beach - 154 miles, 2hrs 58min
- Ocean Isle Beach - 172 miles, 3hrs
- Nags Head - 196 miles, 3hrs 17min
*time/distance estimates courtesy of Maps.Google.com
Carolina Beach is one of my personal favorites - it's easy to get to! We'll talk about the Outer Banks soon too - this is another great weekend destination for Raleigh area residents.
Click on the map above for detailed directions to each of these beaches from Raleigh.
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