This once-popular pirate hideaway is now a haven for beachgoers searching for a vacation filled with rest and relaxation. Where pirates once laid in wait for merchant ships – with only their top sails visible – today you’ll find a tranquil region loved by anglers, boaters and sea turtles alike.

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  • Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue
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  • Lejeune Memorial Gardens

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Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ)

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If you’re a fan of pink (my favorite color), blue and purple cotton candy skies then our latest blog post is just for you ✨ ********************************************** I put the link in my bio if you want to check it out. Who knew we didn’t have to travel to a far away place to see beautiful skies like we saw in Surf City, NC🏄‍♀️Sunrise really did look like this photo! Where have you seen the best sunrise? 🌅 ********************************************** Today is Tristan’s kindergarten orientation so we’re headed to that soon and then he officially starts school on Friday! Life is moving so fast 😱 ********************************************** #gotthetravelbugtoo #outaboutnc #nc_nelp #surfcitync #topsailisland

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The few, the proud, the Marines 🇺🇸 When in Jacksonville, don’t miss the moving Camp Lejeune Memorial Gardens. This vase is home to the Marines so the memorials honor their role in conflicts including the Beirut Bombing and the Vietnam War. This one recognizes the Montford Point Marines, the first African American Marines, which was founded in 1942. #thisismysouth

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