How to Choose the Perfect North Carolina Beach Vacation Location

People go to North Carolina beaches for a lot of different reasons. Many just want to stare at the water and listen to the waves. Some need to put their feet in the sand and let the waves tickle their toes. And others are surfers, swimmers, SUP-ers, kite flyers, and castle builders.
When you look for the perfect vacation rental you have many decisions to make. We have lots of vacation homes available, in different locations, and with many layouts. Here, we’re going to give you a few hints that will make choosing your vacation rental a whole lot easier:

Just off the beach
If you’re mostly going to be on the beach or in the water for hours at a time, being a row back or so like Salty Dog or Bare Feet Retreat can be a good option. It’s generally a really short stroll to the beach, you won’t need to move your vehicle, and you can quickly get back to your rental when you finish the first beach book or need a snack that you didn’t bring along. 

Homes that are just off the beach often still offer incredible partial ocean views and of course, you can still open your windows and hear the crashing waves as they lull you to sleep.

Sound/Water Views
Ocean or sound view homes can deliver a similar experience as either of the above, but they come with different benefits. Generally, water view homes will allow for you to relax on your deck or in your family room and still see the water. Often, you’ll be closer to exploring the shops, restaurants, and nightlife with just a short walk home. Several of our sound-side vacation homes also offer direct access to the water like Sea Tranquility or The Blue Pearl.
Check out our Water View Properties here.
In short, if you’re at the beach mostly to have long stares and meaningful mediation morning, noon, and night, the oceanfront is your location. If the kids play in the sand only for an hour or two at a time, maybe just off the beach will work for you. Honestly though, it’s hard to find a Sea Scape home that isn’t in a great location!  Deciding on the right vacation rental doesn’t have to be a tough decision. We truly have some of the best beaches in coastal North Carolina. And with beautiful vacation homes in various sizes, layouts and locations, we are certain you will be able to find what works best for your vacation.

If you need help choosing, just give us a shout. We’re happy to help!
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