The Pine Knoll Shores and Salter Path area — from the southern tip of Atlantic Beach down to Emerald Isle — is at the geographic center of Bogue Banks. The homes and dwellings in the former fishing village of Salter Path were once in stark contrast to the other resort villages on the banks, though it is only fair to say that is changing.
A soundside street, Salter Path
Today, this section of the barrier island remains distinctive because it hosts a large dune system, excellent beaches, gorgeous soundfront vistas, and even a small maritime forest. Along the ocean highway running north-south down the island, there are gated communities, upscale timeshares, and oceanfront cottages woven in among the sea-oats, dunes, and small live oaks.
At Salter Path it doesn't take off-road exploring to spot the family beach cottages from the 60's or get a sense of the fishing village heritage. Be sure to take a moment and go peek at Bogue Sound, as Salter Path is located very near its widest point. On a sunny day it's also the BLUEst!
Oceanfront, Salter Path