Monday, July 21, 2008

A Week at Cedar Island Beach in North Carolina with a Grill

Cedar Island, North Carolina is a beautiful area - quiet and relaxing.

Clams are plentiful out in the sound at Cedar Island.

Put out a crab trap and have fresh crabs the next day.

Full moon over the sound at Cedar Sunrise vacation cottage.

We spent last week unplugged at a remote island in North Carolina. Cedar Island sits right behind Ocracoke Island and is about 5 miles long by 1 mile wide. Most of the land area is a federal preserve, but there's a small community including a few rental cottages and a hotel at the ferry dock.

We found this little gem of a vacation spot at Vacation Rental by Owner. The house we rent is called Cedar Sunrise. It's right on the water with a small dock. We drop crab traps and walk out in the sand and feel around for fresh clams.

In the evenings we grill up delicous local seafood including shrimp right off the boat at Quality Seafood - less than a mile up the road.

There's no phone, and the cell phone doesn't pick up. The TV has three local channels. No internet hook up. If you really want to get away from it all, this is the place to do it. You can, of course, take the ferry over to Ocracoke or drive about an hour to Morehead City and Emerald Isle. Then again, you can just put your feet up and take a real vacation from the world. Either way, it's great fun.

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