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Coquina Beach, Wanchese

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Beach · Nature / Park
Coquina Beach is a beach in North Carolina, USA located in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is located not far from the Wright Brothers National Memorial and is off highway 12 at milepost 22, 8 miles (13 km) south of Nags Head, North Carolina. Local activities include swimming, crabbing, surf fishing, surfing, shell collecting, bird and wildlife watching and sightseeing. Coquina Beach is considered by many visitors to be among the loveliest beaches in the Outer Banks. The beach is named for the tiny Coquina clams (Donax variabilis) which abound in the margin (water's edge).

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  • I was nervous about there being enough parking after driving down from Norfolk. We were pleasantly surprised to find parking and a lovely beach that wasn’t even all that crowded. It appeared that you....  more »
  • Very nice, beautiful public beach. We parked in the lot and walked over the dunes and enjoyed a lovely day at the beach. It wasn't too crowded which was great since we had our 4 year old.  more »
  • Fantastic beach! Beautiful...not too many people there. Washing station and bathrooms on site near parking area. Lots of pretty shells! Great day there with the family!
  • Loved this beach. Found some really great shells, the huge sand dunes were amazing& the beach was not crowded at all. Bathrooms & showers on sight, as well as changing stations! That was a definite plus. The water was not as high as in some other beaches , great for kids. Also has a lifeguard station.

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