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Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 6: New Bern’s Neuse River

Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 6: New Bern’s Neuse River

This is the last of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. They are formatted to enable easy printing and following while on the water. Slip the pages in sheet protectors and under the hold-downs of your boat for easy, waterproof reference. Brad’s other guides, featuring Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, Devil’s Gut, Little Washington […]


Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 5: Cape Lookout Day Trip

Leaving the lighthouse.

This is the fifth of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. See Brad’s guides on Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, Devil’s Gut and Little Washington here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist The vast water of Back Bay spreads out before you. In the far southern distance, a black and white spire […]


Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 4: “Little” Washington

Low light on the river.

This is the fourth of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. The series runs through the summer. See Brad’s other guides on Greenville’s Tar River, Bear Island, and Devil’s Gut here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist A hidden beach on the south side of Castle Island is just a short, one-mile paddle from Washington, […]


Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 3: Devil’s Gut

Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 3: Devil’s Gut

This is the third in a series of six guides to paddles in Eastern North Carolina. The series runs through the summer. The first, on Greenville’s Tar River, is here; the second, a trip to Bear Island, here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist The full moon reflected on the still backwater, bats […]


Paddling in Eastern North Carolina, Part 2: Bear Island

Bear Inlet, on Bear Island's western side at low tide. Typically very shallow, with little boat traffic at low tide. A great spot for sea kayak or stand-up-paddle surf.

This is the second of six guides to paddling Eastern North Carolina. The series runs through the summer. The first, on Greenville’s Tar River, is here. Text and photos by Brad Beggs, Guardian columnist No one expects amazing white sand beaches to be empty at the height of the summer. This is what makes secluded Bear […]


Paddling Eastern North Carolina, Part 1: Greenville’s Tar River

Twisted cypress trees on the Tar River, near Greenville. Photo source: Brad Beggs.

This is the first of six guides to paddling in Eastern North Carolina. The series will run through the summer.  by Brad Beggs Guardian columnist From late spring through fall, Greenville’s Tar River welcomes paddlers and tubers looking to cool off. In the winter months, it is the perfect place to embrace the occasional warm day […]


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