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Old 06-19-2015, 08:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
You left off Manteo and Wanchese (Roanoke Island) which are boat-ey must visits. Take the ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras and come up that way. Wanchese is home of many custom boat builders as well as yards and a large commercial fishing fleet.

In Ocracoke we came to prefer Gaffers to the touristy Howards and definitely add The Flying Melon to the finer dining options especially breakfast and lunch. In our opinion Ocracoke is the gem of them all town-wise and the only one accessible only by boat (ferry or private)

When in Beaufort take a drive to Harkers Island. Visit the Core Sound Museum then take the passenger ferry for a day of gourmet beach combing at Cape Lookout. Also stop by the Jarrett Bay marine industrial park and check out ehats on the hill as well as the boat builders.

Other charming coastal towns coming up from Savannah are Beaufort SC, Charleston of course, Georgetown and Southport NC.
Why not take US 70 to its end at Cedar Island, and board the car ferry to Ocracoke Island. Drive Highway 12 to Nags Head then go up through Southern Shores to Norfolk. It is an unforgettable drive.
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