Overview of Area in Swansboro/Cape Carteret, NC

Swansboro, on the White Oak River, and Cape Carteret, on Bogue Sound, are small communities near the ocean. Quality of life here is excellent due to mild weather, low crime, excellent schools, and family-friendly businesses.  Many visitors are so pleased with what they find in the area, that they come back to stay.

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While Carolina’s southern coast towns all boast the amenity of temperate climates and plenty of sunshine, they are not immune to the seasonal changes. During the summer months, temperatures reach the 80s and mainly fluctuate within that range, though they can climb into the 90s. The warmest month of the year is July, with an average maximum temperature of 89.9 degrees and a 63% humidity index. During the winter months, temperatures tend to be in the 40s but can fluctuate up or down by about 15 degrees. The coldest month is January, with an average minimum temperate of 35.8 degrees. 

It should be kept in mind that June 1 to November 30 are considered the Atlantic hurricane season, and the North Carolina coast can potentially lie in a storm’s path. For more information on safety procedures, visit the town's website or call their office. 

Visitors Center

The Crystal Coast Hospitality Association is a membership organization made up of both businesses and individual members. Their goal is to help promote tourism for the Crystal Coast. One of the things the CCHA does is host a helpful website for tourists and locals alike. They also publish and distribute the...more about Crystal Coast Hospitality Association

3409 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-8148
(800) 786-6962

If you are in the area and looking for more information, contact the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority for all your answers.  These helpful and knowledgeable folks staff two visitors centers in the county. Their main office is in Morehead City, and their satellite office is located on the mainland side of the B....more about Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

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