The summer travel season is fast approaching-- but the beach crowds were already in full swing Friday.
Beachgoers shuffled onto Atlantic Beach in Carteret County as temperatures hit the mid 70s along the Crystal Coast.
While some we spoke with believe it will be a mediocre year for vacationers and that we are still in a recession, others say we're on the upswing.
Some tourism officials say added attractions like the Morehead City Marlins baseball team will provide beachgoers with a good family activity after a day in the sun.
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