Pine Knoll Shores

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Explore Pine Knoll Shores

Located on the Bogue Banks, one of coastal North Carolina’s barrier islands, Pine Knoll Shores is breathtakingly beautiful coastal living—integrated in preserved natural beaches and maritime forests. With only about 1800 year-round residents, Pine Knoll Shores is a quiet and serene community boasting a plethora of outdoor activities, from sunbathing to kayaking to hiking, home to the North Carolina Aquarium, and minutes from shopping, dining, and other entertainment and attractions. For a truly serene vacation packed full of opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment alike, look no farther than Pine Knoll Shores.

A Breathtakingly Beautiful Outdoor Vacation Awaits

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Preserved Natural Beauty

Pine Knoll Shores is deeply involved in the protection of its natural environment, from oceanside dunes to maritime forests, and as such, it has a lush natural beauty not seen in many places. A top preservation area in Pine Knoll Shores is the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area, a 265-acre maritime forest lining the banks of the island. This is home to many rare and beautiful coastal creatures, as well as miles of beautiful hiking trails, such as the Roosevelt Nature Trail and the Alice Hoffman Nature Trail.

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Get Outside & Explore

There’s no better place to enjoy the great outdoors! Sunbathe, surf, or swim at one of the beautiful ocean beaches, such as Iron Steamer and Memorial Park, or head to the Sound for a host of other activities, such as boating, fishing, or kayaking the canals. Plus, there are miles of lush hiking trails just waiting to be explored, and the Country Club of the Crystal Coast offers golf, fitness programs, swimming, and clubhouse social activities.

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Greenville, NC 27858

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Wilmington, NC 28401

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The North Carolina Aquarium: Pine Knoll Shores

From stingrays to sharks to shipwrecks, the North Carolina Aquarium is a one-of-a-kind experience that should not be missed. Featuring beautiful exhibits showcasing the lush coastal life native to the area, as well as educational activities, camps, and workshops, the aquarium is entertainment for all ages and interests.

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Events & Attractions Throughout the Crystal Coast

Explore new areas, get social, and enjoy your vacation to its fullest when you explore attractions and events throughout the Crystal Coast! From art exhibits to fishing tournaments, kids camps to musical performances, to the annual Food & Wine Festival in Beaufort, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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Other Nearby Areas

Atlantic Beach is conveniently located just mintues from the attractions of many nearby communities! All the shopping, dining, and events of the Morehead City waterfront are just a 5 minute drive across the Bogue Sound, and Pine Knoll Shores, home to the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area and the North Carolina Aquarium, is just ten minutes to the west. The historic maritime community of Beaufort is just 15 minutes across the Sound.

Pine Knoll Shores Real Estate

From quaint oceanfront cottages to large modern estates overlooking the Sound, there is a home to meet every need and every budget in Pine Knoll Shores. Pricing ranges from $140,000 for cozy condos to over $1 million for oceanfront villas. Pine Knoll Shores offers both oceanfront homes located directly on the Atlantic, and homes on the more-protected Bogue Sound.

Find your dream home in Pine Knoll Shores. Contact expert Crystal Coast real estate agents at Linda Rike Realty today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Pine Knoll Shores.
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