Book Review: North Carolina Beaches by Glenn Morris

The definitive travel guide for exploring the towns, beaches, and lighthouses of coastal North Carolina.

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Written by Jason Barnette
Published on June 4, 2021

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The 335-page North Carolina Beaches by Glenn Morris is the definitive guide to the beaches, towns, and everything to do along the 320 miles of coastline. From cover to cover, the book explores the history, attractions, historic sites, and public beaches throughout every coastal county.

The book is organized by county, making it as easy as reading the table of contents to find the information you need for planning a vacation. Every beach town and city has its own listing. Those listings include incredibly information like tourism contacts, local campgrounds, and just enough history to bring it all to life. Morris paid particular attention to handicap accessibility at the beach accesses.

My favorite feature of the book was a series of “Feature Articles.” Written by Morris, the articles are like independent travel articles amidst the enormous information in the book.

Verdict: If you are planning a vacation or road trip through coastal North Carolina, this book would be an invaluable resource.

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Publication Date
Third Edition, 2005

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The University of North Carolina Press

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