USA Today has named the top 10 uncrowded beaches along the Atlantic, and North Carolina is home to two of the ten.
The national publication lists both Emerald Isle and Topsail Beach among some of the best beaches where visitors can enjoy more scenery and fewer people.
The paper noted Emerald Isle is ideal for calm waters and dolphin-watching.
Topsail Beach was credited as providing a good family environment along the 26-mile barrier island with a "laid-back vibe."
South Carolina's Seabrook Island and Virginia's Sandbridge Beach also made the list.