New Bern, North Carolina Beaches

New Bern, North Carolina Beaches

North Carolina is known for its gorgeous and untouched beaches that are perfect ways to unwind and explore. Our campground in New Bern, North Carolina, has many stunning beaches within driving distance that offer the perfect combination of relaxation and fun. 


Best Beaches Near Our Campground in New Bern, North Carolina

Sometimes all you need is a beach day. If you are looking to spend time at the closest beaches to our New Bern, North Carolina campground, we can point you in the right direction. Here are some of the most popular destinations with beach access, offering undeniable fun in the sun with your family and friends: 


  • Atlantic Beach: Take a short 55-minute trip to the famous Crystal Coast and spend a day in Atlantic Beach, NC with your toes in the sand of the Atlantic Ocean. Recline in your beach chair at Circle Regional Beach Access, a popular summer spot in the heart of Atlantic Beach. The area is full of restaurants, shops and exciting activities — making for an adventure-filled day. Fort Macon is just down the road and offers a combination of natural beauty and a rich history for which the area is known. After touring the museum, head to the coast and spend your day swimming, surf fishing and more. 
  • Emerald Isle: With over 85 miles of pristine coastline, Emerald Isle offers endless possibilities to enjoy a family beach day. You can experience the warm waters from various locations, such as the more private kayak launch in Cedar Street Park, offering only 10 parking spaces. You can also spend a day beneath the summer sun at the West Regional Access to have fun challenging your family to volleyball games and swimming in the beautiful water. 
  • Hammocks Beach State Park: Located on Bear Island, this park is 55 minutes from us. Hammock Beach offers uninterrupted access to a large beach within a four-mile, undeveloped area. Bring your kayak or canoe, or rent one there, and paddle your way through salt marsh trails to discover its maritime forest, nesting shorebirds and endangered sea turtles. 
  • Cape Lookout: Looking for an exciting beach adventure during your stay with us in New Bern? Jump on a ferry or kayak your way to the Cape Lookout National Seashore. These islands are only an hour's drive from our campground and offer endless ways to have fun for the day. Head to Shackleford Banks to check out the wild horses and enjoy swimming in 80-degree water. 


Book Your Stay at New Bern KOA Holiday

Ready to spend a day at some of the best beaches near New Bern, North Carolina? Our New Bern KOA Holiday Campground is the ideal home base that makes it easy to visit the beach in no time. Plus, we are located right on the Neuse River, supplying you with a unique waterfront camping experience! Reserve your camping site today! 

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