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Whether you’re military, civilian, young or young at heart, Onslow County has something for everyone. Find educational activities, dive straight into some of the best beaches on the east coast, or explore the wonder that is Onslow County.

Family Fun

You’ll find plenty of attractions and activities designed for the whole family to enjoy.  The whole family will love Mike’s Farm, Altitude Trampoline Park, or take a horse back ride at Equine Country.  Enjoy scenic bike trails, many outdoor water activities like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, year round fishing or visit one of many public parks.  You can spend the day at Topsail Beach, just a 30 minute drive with numerous free public access points or take a short ferry ride to Hammocks Beach State Park.  The world is your oyster in beautiful Jacksonville and Onslow County.


Jacksonville-Onslow County is proud to salute our Military, both past and present, and boast the impact the United States Marine Corps has had on our community. Unique tributes like the Freedom Fountain and the Lejeune Memorial Gardens are a must when you are visiting.  Lejeune Memorial Gardens is located at the gateway to downtown Jacksonville on Montford Landing Road off of Lejeune Boulevard. This is where residents, military members and visitors come to honor those who serve our country and remember those who have given the greatest sacrifice for our freedom.  Lejeune Memorial Gardens is one of the more impressive and moving memorials you’ll experience.  Take the path through the gardens and experience The Beruit Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Montford Point Marine Memorial and the Eagle Globe and Anchor statue.

Food Choices Galore

You’ll find a wide selection of local restaurants and eateries in Jacksonville and the surrounding area along with as many chains you’ll recognize.  Whether you are looking for casual flavors, ethnic or international fare, or a truly unique experience of home town at its best you will find it here.



Where to stay

Jacksonville and Onslow County have a variety of accommodations to meet the needs of our all our visitors.  From luxurious beachfront condos to rustic country cabins or large cottages on waterways to elegant, historic bed and breakfasts and contemporary hotels, you’ll find a place to feel comfortable, where you’ll want to return again and again.  Check out the options here.