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    Wild horses of Shackleford Banks

    by relocatedyooper Written Jun 13, 2007

    Nearby Beaufort, NC:

    For the price of a roundtrip ferry ride to Shackleford Banks (we paid $15/person), you may enjoy the experience of walking alongside 120 wild horses. The horses originally arrived on the island hundreds of years ago with the Spanish. Today the island remains primitive and the habitat of the horses preserved.

    Plan to spend at least a few hours here (on foot). You can bring a picnic lunch if you choose, and schedule your return trip with the ferry before you depart. If you get there early enough (1st ferries leaving a about 9AM) you may find some of the best shell-hunting grounds on the NC coast. Almost the entire length of the 8-mile-long X 2-mile-wide island's East shore is covered in shells - and sea life! We bumped into a couple crabs and an expired turtle :(

    Oh yeah - don't forget the sunscreen! It's pretty easy - even for those with a good base tan - to get scorched out there.

    approach to Shackleford Banks up close with the wild horses of Shackleford Banks
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking

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Surf City Hotels

  • Tiffany's Motel

    Stayed for 5 hots days in August. We rented a 2 bedroom/2 bath apt. with full kitchen. Caution: Be...

  • Villa Capriani

    1950 NC Highway 172, Surf City, North Carolina, 28460, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • The Sea Star Inn Oceanside

    2108 NORTH NEW RIVER DRIVE, Surf City, NC 28445

Surf City Restaurants

  • Blackbeard's Galley: awesome food and service

    by pirateluver Written Sep 19, 2006

    Me and my hubby ate there when we went on vacation at Topsail Island. The waitress was really nice and the service was awesome. the food was out of this world good. Will go there the next time we are in that area.

    Favorite Dish: Crab Cakes combo dish that they had

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