Beach Itinerary: Adrenaline Rush

Beach Itinerary: Adrenaline Rush

Itinerary for the adrenaline junkie – Accept the challenge of these adrenaline-filled activities

A beach vacation for most of us can be summer up in one work RELAX. But for a few beach lovers, they desire a little more of an adrenaline rush on their vacation on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. For vacationers that seek more than our sandy shores there is lots to do! Maritime forests run wild through our coast, offering hiking and biking trails for you to discover. Fort Macon Nation Park has a wonderful trail along the beach and through the trees which is a great place to get your muscles burning and enjoy the outdoors.

If you prefer to venture through the depths of the sea – take an excursion with a local dive company and scuba dive one of the hundreds of wrecks along our sea border. Explore the secrets the floor of the sea has been holding onto for all these years. Marine life runs wild below sea level, so plan to discover marine life up-close that you never thought you would experience in your lifetime.

The depths of the ocean might not be what up your alley – but that shouldn’t shop you from enjoying our ocean! The breaks of the waves at the surface can be your playing ground! Stand-up paddle boards, surf boards, kite boards, skim boards and body boards will allow you to connect with our sea – just choose your favorite board! If you didn’t travel with your own, no worries! There are plenty of surf shops and rental companies that you can rent one during your vacation. No OK with venturing out on your own – there are tours with guides that will show you our coast and give you the local’s tour of the waterway.

Pack your week with this itinerary – you can always sleep when you get home, right?

Day 1 Mountain Bike Riding through the Croatan Forest or take a challenging hike through Fort Macon National Park!

Day 2 Arrange a Stand up paddle board tour in the Bogue Sound with Swansboro Paddle Boarding!

Day 3 Dive off the coast of Beaufort where our world famous shipwreck graveyard leaves lots to explore.

Day 4 Show off your moves by booking a kite boarding lesson with Carolina Kitesurfing!

Day 5 Crush the waves along our crystal shores! If you need to check the waves before you head out – check our our Beach Web Cam here!

Day 6 Start your day by renting jet skis from AB Watersports Adventure or Island Water Sports. Then head to Downtown Swansboro’s Bicenntenial Park for an afternoon of fishing!

Day 7 Catch a ferry from Morehead City, Beaufort or Harkers Island and head to Cape Lookout National Seashore and climb the 207 steps to the top of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse! The view from the top is breathtaking! Seriously – when you look down, it will take your breath away.

Dive the Crystal Coast



Surf the Crystal Coast



Climb the Diamond Lady