Onslow County, situated along North Carolina’s southern coast between Wilmington and New Bern, extends a warm invitation to families, couples, and friends seeking an unforgettable escape brimming with family fun, outdoor relaxation, and breathtaking beaches. 

Breathe in the salt air at our serene beaches, such as Bear Island at Hammocks Beach State Park or the captivating North Topsail Island. Whether you cruise to a remote barrier island or explore the extensive coastline, Onslow County caters to relaxation, water sports, and exploration. 

 Discover a diverse array of hotels and vacation rentals in Onslow County. Whether you prefer a charming rental with coastal views or a modern hotel in the heart of Jacksonville, our lodging provides options for every traveler’s preference.

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Add a unique touch to your outdoor adventures with specialty cruises, including eco tours and marine life excursions. From shelling cruises with Marsh Cruises to shrimp trawling with Reel Livin’ Fishing Charters or touring an oyster farm to taste fresh stump sound oysters, Onslow County offers experiences for every adventurer.

Delight in the region’s culinary scene, featuring fresh seafood like fresh shrimp, oysters, crabs, and fish, as well as southern-style dishes including BBQ, mac and cheese, and chicken and waffles. International cuisines, such as lumpia, Boba tea, stuffed grape leaves, and pho, can be savored at our unique eateries.

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Discover local attractions, historical landmarks, and cultural treasures highlighting Onslow County’s vibrant past. Enrich your coastal experience by participating in lively cultural events such as the Onslow Veterans Pow Wow, NC Pacific Arts Festival, NC Shrimp Festival, and Mullet Festival. 

From the rural coastal plains community of Richlands to Jacksonville and the coastal towns of Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, and North Topsail Beach, there is something unique to see, experience, and do: #OnlyinOnslow.