Guides to Fayetteville

Top 5 Beaches Within Driving Distance of Fayetteville

The Signature Group is a team of real estate agents with Keller Williams Realty, passionate about connecting you to Fayetteville, North Carolina’s community and making Fort Bragg more than just a PCS.

We help buyers, sellers, and investors navigate the real estate process, and our expertise doesn’t stop there! We share our heart for our community through our blog and aim to highlight all of the positive aspects of America’s Hometown.

North Carolina is home to a plethora of beautiful beaches along the Atlantic coast. While Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is certainly famous, we wanted to share some high quality coastal locations along our own shores that could become incredible memory makers for you and your family. These are our top five recommended beaches within easy driving distance of Fayetteville, North Carolina.


Atlantic Beach

Approximately 142 miles from Fayetteville.

One of the farthest beaches we will be sharing with you is less than three hours away from Downtown Fayetteville and would perhaps make a better weekender trip for some. Its appeal is that Atlantic Beach may boast fewer crowds than other beaches on our list. Located on a barrier island, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Bogue Sound and has many public beaches. There is even a walking trail loop, and if you took a side trip to Fort Macon State Park you would not be disappointed.


Topsail Beach (and North Topsail Beach)

Approximately 117 miles from Fayetteville.

North of Wilmington and nearer to Camp Lejeune and Jacksonville, the Topsail Beaches are a great option in North Carolina. They offer beach driving permits, great surfing, fishing, and just beautiful beaches for those who “enjoy the quiet side of island life.”

Sunset Beach

Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach

Approximately 94 miles from Fayetteville.

One of our own local agents claims Ocean Isle as her favorite beach and finds it less crowded than others in the area. This charming community is located just northeast of Sunset Beach. For the beach goer who requires more than blissful relaxation on the sand or swimming in the ocean, Ocean Isle and Sunset are perhaps North Carolina’s best Myrtle Beach contenders with a Ripley’s Aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, sky wheel, and Medieval Times. There is also a lighthouse, beach ghost walks, wineries, a planetarium, and their own Broadway at the Beach with many restaurants and other entertainment. There is so much to do and see, and there are plenty of vacation rentals and hotels for anyone looking to make a weekend out of the adventure!


Kure Beach

Approximately 104 miles from Fayetteville.

Our top favorited beach among our team members is Kure Beach! Our members hale from all across the states, including both Florida and southern California, and among them they have chosen Kure as their favorite coastal day trip. Just south of Wilmington and its other sought after beaches (Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach) Kure is properly populated with a plethora of beach goers, parking, public restrooms, and restaurants. After a day on the sand, yours truly loves heading up to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and lining up for freshly made Britts Donuts.


Lake Pines Swim Club

Located in Fayetteville.

Let’s just say that you and the family aren’t up for a long drive, or you cannot commit to a full day adventure. Never fear, Lake Pines Swim Club is here! This local Fayetteville gem has water supplied from an underground spring, certified lifeguards on duty, a snack bar, grills, cabanas, tables, and more! Enjoy a beachy feel on their sandy shores. Admissions are from $5 to $14 per person. Check their Facebook page for hours or unexpected closures due to weather.

Have you and your family been to any of these places before? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! If you enjoyed this post, please give it a like to let us know, and don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already. We put out blog posts like this one every month!


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