Scenic And Fun Places To Fish On The Southeast Coast
Ocracoke Island, NC
The Outer Banks of North Carolina made a name for themselves long before Ocracoke Island. This is a particular brand of beach towns that’s hard to duplicate. While it’s small it offers a wide range of things to do and see in addition to the great fishing. Quaint restaurants and hotels combine with the scenery like the second-oldest operating lighthouse in the United States. You can surf fish for Red Drum in the fall or take a charter offshore for bigger fish such as Giant Bluefin Tuna, big Wahoo, or even Marlin. The drive along Ocracoke is a scenic masterpiece.
Georgia’s Golden Isles
Georgia’s Golden Isles are made up of a group of barrier islands that include St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island — all have beauty in their own right, but none encompasses the idea of a beach town quite like St. Simons Island. Halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, it’s a coastal community outfitted with moss-draped oaks, bike-friendly paths, and plenty of shops and restaurants that will make your stay relaxing when you’re not otherwise enjoying one of the nearby beaches.
If you’re visiting Charleston, take your your pick of lively Folly Beach to the more private beach location on Kiawah Island. Sullivan’s Island is a favorite of the locals with accomidations of beachfront views and an assortment of local shops and eateries. After a long day on the beach, try to grab a table at The Obstinate Daughter, Poe’s Tavern, or Home Team BBQ; the waits may be longer in peak season, but they’re certainly worth it.
Tybee Island, GA
A 20-minute drive from Savannah, Tybee Island has an unpretentiousness to it that makes even first-time visitors feel right at home. From seafood restaurants to scenic bike trails and wide-open beaches, it has all of the characteristics of a typical coastal town — with the added bonus of claiming Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse as one of its own.
The South Carolina coast has no shortage of beach towns, but Pawleys Island — which sits between Charleston and Myrtle Beach — is one of the best. Here, you’ll find shabby-chic beach cottages, historical landmarks, Loggerhead sea turtles, and both marsh and sea views. The very definition of laid-back Lowcountry, the four-mile-long barrier island is also celebrated for its handwoven hammocks, which you can bring home as a souvenir of your trip.