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Drive on day at the beach

This was a great day at the beach. We drove on at coquina beach and headed south for about a mile... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Excellent public beach

Excellent public beach! Showers, changing areas, restrooms, and wooden/concrete access to beach... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Crystal S
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Located within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a public beach with picnic shelters and bath houses.
off Rte. 12, 8 mi south of U.S. 158, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great day at the beach. We drove on at coquina beach and headed south for about a mile until we had our own private spot. The water was clean and cool. We fished, swam, ate, drank, and had a great time.

Thank James M
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Excellent public beach! Showers, changing areas, restrooms, and wooden/concrete access to beach. It also has a lifeguard station and an overlook. Another nice thing about this beach is that there are no steps--all ramps going to the beach. We found lots of full shells.

2  Thank Crystal S
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is our favorite beach at The Outer Banks b/c: 1. Beautiful - the water and beach are beautiful, lots of dunes and greenery 2. Not packed - part of national seashore, so no houses/hotels 3. Wonderful facilities - showers, bathrooms (not just porta-potty), changing...More

Thank Whitney A
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Best public beach access for families inbetweeen Nags Head and Hatteras. Fairly large parking lot and good bathroom, shower, and changing area buildings. The boardwalk is good, but parity buired in the sand at the end by storms. Otherwise, the facilities are well maintained. In...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Coquina Beach is the only designated beach area within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore with facilities (toilets, changing rooms, outdoor showers, water fountain) and a large parking lot. It is located just a few miles south of Nags Head. There’s a long wooden walkway that...More

7  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice facilities here for fun at the beach. Clean restrooms and showers to rinse the sand and salt off. Not too crowded on Saturday.

Thank rmizelle
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We have been going to the Outer Banks for about 25 years and most of that time we've spent on Coquina Beach . As part of the National Seashore, it is very clean and well maintained. There are restrooms with flushing toilets, changing rooms and...More

1  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach great for family fun! The sand is beautiful and nice there is a lifeguard especially when rip current alert is high. Great shower area and nice bathrooms!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Sand was blowing at Oregon Inlet so we slipped back north a couple miles or so and Coquina Beach was perfect. Plus the access ramp was just what we needed to make it easy for us

1  Thank Punkie C
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this beach for years. Excellent beach with in season life guard monitored swim area. They installed a new beach access ramp and overlook platform with benches. Wheel chairs and wagons can now use a ramp to get to the beach....More

2  Thank Quasar654
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