The Beauty of North Carolina Beaches

The Beauty of North Carolina Beaches

I love the beach, itโ€™s plain and simple. I do not think I have ever seen an ugly one. Ok, one that is polluted or something is less than attractive but even one like that still has that rugged allure to it. So now you know I love the beach.

Carolina Beach Pier - Sunrise

Carolina Beach Pier - Sunrise

That being said, there are some beaches that are more beautiful than others, and this summer I found something special. This summer we were able to spend some time in Carolina Beach NC which is a small town in south eastern North Carolina, just south of the richly historic city of Wilmington.

Glorious Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

Glorious Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

Some beaches are crazy tourist destinations. What that means is there are a billion things to do and a million people. That may be fun for a time but it is not where you find incredible beauty. The please places to find beauty are often where the people are not or certainly it may be at the times when people are not there. Like say early in the morning for a great sunrise.

Romance at Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

Romance at Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

Fishing is a glorious adventure at the ocean whether it be deep sea fishing, fishing on the pier or even fishing from right on shore. I was surprised how many people fished from right onshore and I was even more surprised with how successful they were. The trick one fisherman told me is you have to get your line right past the breakers. That area is teaming with all kinds of species of fish. This particular gentleman had a whole collection of fish already that morning.

Fishing at Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

Fishing at Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

The beaches of North Carolina are known for their sand dunes. These dunes are small sand hills covered with a type of coarse seaside grass that actually hold the dunes in place. So not only are they lovely and create a more mysterious view of the beach they also perform a very practice purpose of holding the beach in place and reducing erosion in times of huge storms like the recent hurricane Irene. And these dunes are also very picturesque.

Sand dunes on the Seashore at Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

Sand dunes on the Seashore at Sunrise - Carolina Beach NC

A few of the local attractions are
– The boardwalk
– Fort Fisher
– Kure Beach Pier
– North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
– Carolina Beach State Park
– Carolina Beach Pier

The eastern facing view gives the most incredible sunrises especially when a storm is starting to brew. We got lucky enough to witness a water spout on one crazy day. It was certainly one of many highpoints on the trip.

Waterspout Carolina Beach NC

Waterspout Carolina Beach NC

So if you like beaches at all and if you get a chance, go to the Carolina Beach area of North Carolina. I think you will find it as beautiful as I have.

Many of these images are available for purchase at my Online Gallery.

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About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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8 Responses to The Beauty of North Carolina Beaches

  1. Adele Burke says:

    Hey, Loved the photos! I just moved to Carolina Beach this past spring and I agree, it is amazing!

  2. sarah bailey says:

    I have a best friend that lives on carolina beach ave and I go out and visit every chance I get.. I love that island! Thanks for the great pictures, time to plan my next trip out there.

  3. Christy Bright says:

    Love your work. Looked on your online gallery for the Waterspout Carolina Beach NC photo. Do you sell that picture? Would love to hear “Yes”!

  4. sarah bailey says:

    Do you have the image “Sand dunes on the Seashore at Sunrise – Carolina Beach NC
    available for sale? I didn’t see it in the link above.

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