Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Cape Carteret

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Cape Carteret. This city is relaxing and romantic, recognized for its golfing, dolphin watching and kayaking. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Cape Carteret

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Cape Carteret a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Star Hill Golf Club (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Water Boggan Water Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Silver Creek Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Lake Road Winery (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Brandywine Bay Country Club (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cape Carteret

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Cape Carteret. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Emerald Isle Woods Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Hammocks Beach State Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Croatan National Forest (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Cape Carteret

The nearest airport is in New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional), located 26.5 mi (42.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), which is 32.5 mi (52.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Cape Carteret?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 864 vacation rentals near Cape Carteret. From 389 Houses to 315 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape Carteret for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cape Carteret?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cape Carteret. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Star Hill Golf Club: 635 vacation rentals
  • MacDaddy's Entertainment Center: 657 vacation rentals
  • The Golfin Dolphin: 629 vacation rentals
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 833 vacation rentals
  • Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier: 747 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Carteret listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape Carteret?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 389 Houses in Cape Carteret. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape Carteret include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 315 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 84 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape Carteret?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 402 vacation rentals with pool available in Cape Carteret. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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