Radio Island Beach Access

Located on the edge of the Bulkhead Channel which leads to the Back Sound, the Radio Island Beach Access is a unique and wonderfully convenient beach destination for both Morehead City and Beaufort visitors. Renowned for its calm waters, sandy shorelines, and location that’s just a few minutes’ drive away from a number of coastal communities, this stretch of slightly inland shoreline that’s managed by the Carteret County Parks and Rec is a popular destination for anyone in need of a little fun in the sun.

The Radio Island Beach Access has ample parking just south of the Radio Island Marina, and from here, visitors can take a stroll along the beach where the waves are gentle, (and generally non-existent), but the views are outstanding. As a result of this calm terrain, the beach is a popular destination for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, and other watersports that are best enjoyed in flat and shallow waters. The area can also be a fruitful shelling destination, as well as a nice spot to spread out a beach chair and catch a few rays. Located just barely off the beaten path, and yet nicely easy to reach, this local beach is a hidden gem destination that both visiting and local beach-goers will adore.  

Radio Island Beach Access

Radio Island Beach Access

Radio Island Beach Access

Radio Island Beach Access

Radio Island Beach Access

Beaufort
Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

The Crystal Coast Tourism Authority has been instrumental in introducing newcomers to this picturesque stretch of barrier island beaches and barely-inland maritime communities, and serves as an essential tool for visitors to discover this remote but accommodating coastal region.