Coquina Beach is located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and not far from the historic Wright Brothers monument. Local activities include swimming, crabbing, surf fishing, surfing, shell collecting, bird and wildlife watching and sightseeing. Coquina Beach is considered by many visitors to be among the loveliest beaches in the Outer Banks. The beach is named for the tiny Coquina clams on the water's edge.
Location: Bodie Island, 8 miles south of Nags Head off Hwy 12. NC
Ocracoke Lifeguard Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina, is located to the north of Ocracoke Village on Ocracoke island, located 26 miles off the Carolina Coast in the Atlantic Ocean. The island where the beach is found is a half mile wide and 16 miles long. It is part of the 72 mile Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The beach is on the Atlantic Ocean with the Palmico Sound on the opposite side of the island from the beach. Surfing, kite boarding, parasailing and snorkeling are popular at Ocracoke Lifeguard Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina, and equipment can be rented from shops near the beach.