WEATHER AND TIDES
Most of the state is classified as having a humid subtropical climate. July temperatures average around 90 °F, while January temperatures average near 50 °. We get about 45 inches of rain a year, and July storms account for much of this precipitation.
Along the coast, most areas register less than 2 inches of snow per year.
Tides normally range about 30 inches.
It’s easy to Find Us by car from just about anywhere. For those visiting by boat who’ll need ground transportation on their arrival, we recommend:
- Island Taxi (910) 329-1211
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car (910) 799-4042
A visit to any of these places usually tides visitors over:
Surf City, NC:
- Harris Teeter Grocery Store 910-329-0711
- Buddy’s Crab House and Oyster Bar 910-328-1515
- Sears Landing Grill 910-328-1312
- Max’s Pizza 910-328-2158
- Jebby’s Bar and Grill 910-803-0414
- Sawmill Grill 910-270-0056
- Brooklyn Pizza (delivery) 910-270-0101
- Panda Chinese 910-270-1010
- Camino Real (Mexican) 910-270-1367
- Jameson Inn 910-452-5660 ($80-$100)
- Hilton Wilmington Riverside 855-271-3621 ($250)
- Holiday Inn Express 888-465-4329 ($150)
- Extended Stay America 910- 793-4508 ($80)
North Carolina offers some great fishing opportunities. Within our tides, tuna, trout, snapper, bill fish, grouper, drum, flounder and mullet abound.
North Carolina requires all anglers carry a salt water fishing license, and observe established fishing limits.
In addition, all owners/operators of vessels recreationally fishing for and/or retaining regulated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) (Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean must obtain an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling permit. This permit has replaced the Atlantic tunas Angling category permit. In North Carolina, additional HMS harvest reporting requirements are also in place. To obtain a permit, go to: http://www.hmspermits.gov.