North Carolina Spot Honored as Top Coastal Area in America
We’re heading into December, so it’s difficult to think about beaches right now. But, in certain areas of the U.S., it’s always a good time to hit the beach. As someone who lives in the Midwest, I definitely wish we could have our beaches open year-round. But, it obviously gets super cold in the Midwest during the winter months. That said, if you’re looking at a winter getaway and America’s best vacations, Good Housekeeping has has a new list out. It features the best coastal areas in America. What’s extra cool is that one North Carolina spot has been named a top coastal area.
The report highlights beaches and getaways from all over, including getaways in Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, New York and even Portugal. One interesting pick was their “cottages at the lake” choice at The Cove. That’s located at Sylvan Beach in Sylvan Beach, New York. The Cove at Sylvan Beach boasts 70 two- and three-bedroom cottages with kitchens, outdoor grills, living rooms and washer/dryers. As a Midwestern, that sounds like a totally familiar vacation.
So, which North Carolina area has been honored as a top coastal area in America? It’s the Crystal Coast, of course. Good Housekeeping notes that it’s also referred to as the Southern Outer Banks, with the 85 miles of scenic shoreline on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. It’s truly beautiful. They add, “Sure, you’ve heard of Nags Head (thanks, Netflix) but the 11 Crystal Coast communities about three to four hours southwest of that should be on your radar too. It’s easy to drive from one to the next, so your crew could be UTVing around Cape Lookout National Seashore in the morning, exploring the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in the afternoon and heading to the buzzy Amos Mosquito’s in Atlantic Beach for dinner.” Find the full list here.