Cape Carteret

The Town of Cape Carteret is comprised of both seasonal and permanent residents. Cape Carteret’s prime location, mild climate, and friendly people make this town a wonderful place for families, retirees, and vacationers.

Cape Carteret is located along the Intracoastal Waterway, at the foot of the Emerald Isle Bridge, on the southern coast of North Carolina Its close proximity to Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Morehead City and the Crystal Coast beaches, ensures that there is always something fun to do for everyone.

Cape Carteret is a town in Carteret County, on the southern coast of North Carolina. It was incorporated in 1959 and had a population of 1,389 in 2008. Carteret County, North Carolina was formed in 1722 out of what is now Craven County. It is named in honor of Sir John Carteret, 2nd Earl of Granville.

Things to Do in Cape Carteret

You’ll never be bored in Cape Carteret. There’s excellent fishing, golf courses, and many local festivals plus, its close proximity to surrounding cities ensures that there is always something fun to do for everyone.

Local Newspapers

Carteret News-Times 
Jacksonville Daily News
Raleigh News and Observer
Tideland News
Wilmington Morning Star

Additional Links of Interest

Town of Cape Carteret
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
Carteret Community College
Carteret County Library
Carteret County Public Schools
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Jelly Stalkers – Tracking Jellyfish along the NC Coast
North Carolina Aquarium
North Carolina Beach Inlet, & Waterway Association
North Carolina Coastal Federation
North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Resources – Public Beach & Access Map
North Carolina Maritime Museum