Try Crystal Coast in North Carolina for active family vacations Try Crystal Coast in North Carolina for active family vacations

3/9 Kayak to the Rachel Carson Reserve

Crystal Coast family vacations 2021

There’s nothing like cruising the beautiful waterways of the Crystal Coast by kayak. At Beaufort Paddle, they include a safety briefing and quick lesson before you hit the water, so the whole family will feel comfortable navigating in their kayaks. A guide will also help you paddle to the Rachel Carson Reserve, where you’ll encounter a variety of birds, plant life, and maybe even a wild horse or two.

Tip: Be sure to bring sunscreen! The cool breeze off the water feels great (and you can swim on the beaches of Carrot Island if it gets toasty), but you will burn in summer without a little extra SPF.

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