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North Carolina Beaches

Third Edition

By Glenn Morris

North Carolina Beaches

352 pp., 7.5 x 9.25, 31 illus., 29 charts, 42 maps, 1 fig., appends., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5618-5
    Published: June 2005

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Long hailed as the best guide to enjoying the state's 320 miles of coastline, North Carolina Beaches will help you find just the right spot for a long vacation or a one-day getaway. In this completely revised third edition, Glenn Morris takes a fresh and timely look at North Carolina's ever-changing coastal landscape, with its national seashores, state parks, public beaches, wildlife refuges, and historic sites as well as the beach communities where people live, work, and play. In a beach-by-beach tour, Morris details attractions and activities and provides phone numbers, addresses, and websites to help with your trip planning. Maps show the best places to park and what facilities--campgrounds, showers, restrooms, and more--to expect. Short features on topics from bird life to tidal forces inform and entertain. This book should be the first thing beachgoers pack for a visit to our coast.

About the Author

Glenn Morris is a freelance travel writer living in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
For more information about Glenn Morris, visit the Author Page.


"A good travel overview for the entire coast."--Our State

"[Morris's] new edition provides updated information on what visitors can expect at their favorite beach getaway--including parking, dune crossovers, restrooms, and handicap access at each site. . . . A good read and a great resource."--Coastwatch

"A complete guide to the string of barrier island beaches and three-caped coast of North Carolina and much more, written by a native North Carolinian who has traveled the shoreline from end to end (over 320 miles of beaches) during the last forty years. With keen insight and a witty writing style, this book is a true pleasure to read. I highly recommend it."--Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. "Dr. Beach"), professor at Florida International University, author of America's Best Beaches

"Forget about whatever it is your-cousin's-friend-who-was-there-once says about the North Carolina coast. The just-updated North Carolina Beaches has all the answers, plus the insight that native Tar Heel and journalist Glenn Morris brings to bear. This work is richly detailed, lovingly written, and easy to use. If you're going to the North Carolina coast, this is your must-have volume."--John Bordsen, Travel Editor, The Charlotte Observer

"The latest edition of Glenn Morris's North Carolina Beaches updates vital information for traveling the state's coastline. What hasn't changed, thankfully, are the short personal essays that sprinkle this guidebook like treasured seashells scattered on the sand."--Kay Fuston, Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Living Magazine