Cape Carteret

The Town of Cape Carteret is comprised of both seasonal and permanent residents. Cape Carteret’s prime location, mild climate, and friendly people make this town excellent for families, retirees, and vacationers.

Cape Carteret is located along the Intracoastal Waterway, at the foot of the Emerald Isle Bridge, on the southern coast of North Carolina. Its close proximity to Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Morehead City, and the Crystal Coast beaches ensures that there is always something fun to do for everyone.


Picnic table and barbecue area at the Cape Carteret community park

CAPE CARTERET COMMUNITY PARK: This park provides wonderful opportunities to enjoy the waterfront environment and contains picnic benches as well as charcoal-style grills. While at the park, there’s a good chance you’ll see our wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins at play.

Gaming fun at Mac Daddy's in Cape Carteret

MAC DADDY’S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: MacDaddy’s family-friendly environment is a great place for everyone in the family. There’s bowling, the area’s largest arcade, and an awesome sports bar restaurant with big-screened televisions! MacDaddy’s also has a driving range, mini-golf, sky trail, and go-karts.


Employee at the Cape Carteret Gym welcoming members

CAPE CARTERET AQUATIC CENTER: Have a splashing good time at this full-service aquatics facility. The Aquatic Center has a 25-yard short course competition heated pool, a 14-person hot tub, and a 10-person steam room.  You don’t have to be a member to enjoy the pool, and they even offer swimming lessons.

Little girl getting self-serve yogurt at Fuzzy Peach

FUZZY PEACH: Locally owned and operated, Fuzzy Peach is a self-serve frozen yogurt bar featuring 10 premium flavors, 50 plus name brand toppings, edible cookie dough and batter, cones, and fresh-made waffle bowls! Enjoy your fro-yo while playing a game of Connect Four or sit outside and people-watch in their rocking chairs.

Beautiful interior shot of the Star Hill Golf Course Shop

STAR HILL GOLF COURSE: Star Hill Golf Club boasts a fun, yet challenging 27-hole course that is always in excellent condition, rain or shine. Spend the whole day, or just to play 9 holes. Star Hill Golf Club offers all the comforts you will need for a great day of golf – both on the course as well as at the 19th hole.

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