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Boating In Oriental, North Carolina

North Carolina
The Sailing Capital of North Carolina

Nestled within the inner banks, Oriental sits along the beautiful Neuse River, intertwined with several smaller creeks, where the boating season never ends. Wide waters beckon year-round sailing, cruising, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and for those who enjoy racing, there are regattas just about every month of the year.

Off the water, Oriental offers a wide range of activities including historical walking tours, cycling, pickle ball, tennis, a history museum, an art gallery, restaurants, specialty shops, concerts, plays, massage therapy and hair salons.

Or, if you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax, sit a spell in one of our many parks and enjoy the charm of small-town riverside living. Famous for its friendly atmosphere, Oriental is also known for its quirky way of celebrating the holidays.

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Positioned at the confluence of Green, Smith & Kershaw Creeks Oriental offers endless opportunities for paddle sports. Adventurous souls can take to the big waters of the Neuse River & Pamlico Sound. Regardless your preference, miles upon miles of paddle trails are waiting. Bring your own or rent.
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When cyclists venture out from Oriental onto the backroads around Pamlico County they’ll find a treasure trove of fresh asphalt, minimal traffic & courteous locals.
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Oriental isn’t called the sailing capital of North Carolina for nothing. The Pamlico Sound affords conditions ripe for euphoric experiences on the water. With several sailing schools based out of Oriental, this is also the perfect place to find your sea legs
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The Neuse River, Pamlico Sound & their tributaries come together to create a world class fishery for both salt & fresh water species. Numerous talented & respected guides make their living guiding the waters around Oriental.
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Oriental's History Museum
Explore the history of Oriental and the surrounding area. The museum features a dugout canoe, the porthole from the steamship “Oriental” – for which the town was named – and other local artifacts.. The Museum also hosts monthly historical lectures, and has an extensive walking tour of the area. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays year round.
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Brantley's Village Restaurant
900 Broad St Oriental, NC 28571
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M&M Cafe
205 Water St Oriental, NC 28571
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O'Town Restaurant
900 Broad St Oriental, NC 28571
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Oriental Deli & Subs
807 Broad St #1 Oriental, NC 28571
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The Bean
304 Hodges St Oriental, NC 28571
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The Silos
1111 Broad St Oriental, NC 28571
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Toucan Grill & Fresh Bar
101 Wall St Oriental, NC 28571
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In-Water Boat Show
Croaker Festival
Ol' Front Porch Music Festival
Nearest Airport
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
35.0310, -76.6930
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