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Newport, the charming town on the Crystal Coast, warmly extends its hand as your gateway from the west. It is situated on the Crystal Coast, which is a beautiful stretch of coastline along the southern Outer Banks. Newport is in close proximity to the Bogue Sound, a saltwater estuary, and is just a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean. The town offers access to various waterfront areas, including marinas, boat ramps, and public beaches. Whether you’re interested in boating, fishing, or simply enjoying the coastal scenery, Newport provides ample opportunities to experience the water and all its natural beauty.

Make Newport your destination of choice for an unforgettable family experience. Immerse yourself in the delightful Barnyard, an Agri-tourism haven, savor the mouthwatering barbecue at the renowned Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest, or embark on an exhilarating hike in the picturesque Croatan National Forest that borders this thriving community. With its rapid growth, Newport wholeheartedly embraces the beauty of nature and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to share it with you. 

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SHORTWAY BREWING:  Shortway Brewing Co., is an incredible taproom and brewery nestled in the heart of downtown Newport, NC. As a proud veteran-family-owned establishment, they have been serving our community since 2017, driven by our vision to create a welcoming space that feels like your own neighborhood backyard. Shortway takes pride in being a truly inclusive destination. Their taproom and beer garden welcome kids, dogs, and even outside food, so you can enjoy quality time with your loved ones without any worries. Plus, they have an enticing selection of locally made snacks, and to add to the excitement, we have food trucks on-site several nights a week. The options are endless!

THE BARNYARD: The Barnyard is an enchanting family-owned agritourism destination nestled in the heart of Newport, North Carolina. At The Barnyard, they are passionate about providing hands-on farm animal education for children and adults alike. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey where you can interact with their friendly farm animals while gaining knowledge and creating cherished memories. Their petting farm is truly one of a kind, offering an immersive experience that combines fun and learning in perfect harmony. Whether you’re petting a fluffy bunny, feeding a gentle goat, or learning about the fascinating lives of our animals, each moment at The Barnyard is filled with wonder and discovery.


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CROATAN NATIONAL FOREST: Experience the natural wonders of the Croatan National Forest, a true gem and the only coastal forest of its kind in the East. Spanning an impressive 160,000 acres, the Croatan National Forest encompasses a captivating blend of pine forests, saltwater estuaries, and unique wetland habitats known as pocosins. Surrounded by tidal rivers and the picturesque Bogue Sound, the forest is intimately connected to water, creating a haven for diverse wildlife and endless recreational opportunities. It’s perfect for canoeing and fishing enthusiasts. As you venture deeper, encounter fascinating carnivorous plants such as the Venus fly-trap, sundew, and pitcher plant. Lace up your hiking boots and set off on the forest’s enchanting trails, immersing yourself in a thrilling adventure amidst nature’s bounty. A visit to the Croatan National Forest promises unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

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DISC GOLF: Head over to Fort Benjamin Park to experience a 9-hole disc golf game. Discover the hidden gem of disc golf at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport, NC, nestled along the breathtaking Crystal Coast. Prepare for an exhilarating experience as you and your friends navigate one of the region’s premier disc golf courses. Grab your favorite discs and get ready for a thrilling round amidst stunning natural surroundings. Fort Benjamin Park offers the perfect setting for a day of friendly competition and outdoor enjoyment. Embrace the challenge, test your skills, and create lasting memories at this remarkable disc golf destination.

stable grounds coffee

STABLE GROUNDS COFFEE: Experience the warmth and hospitality of Stable Grounds Coffee, a delightful family-owned establishment that takes pride in providing exceptional and family-friendly service. At Stable Grounds Coffee, every customer is treated like a member of their own family. Supporting the local community is a top priority, as they source their products from local vendors and ensure a daily selection of fresh, high-quality offerings. When it comes to their coffee, they go the extra mile by procuring beans from local roasters and leveraging the expertise of Counter Culture Coffee to deliver an exquisite brew. So, why not indulge in a comforting cup of joe in the cozy and inviting setting of downtown Newport? Stable Grounds Coffee eagerly awaits your visit, ready to offer you a memorable experience filled with warmth, delicious flavors, and genuine hospitality.

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