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This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail Along North Carolina’s Coast Is All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of

With the majority of North Carolinians and travelers hitting the beach at least once this summer, what’s better to accompany a beach trip than creamy, delicious homemade ice cream? While our original ice cream trail highlighted delicious places throughout the state, this one takes you on a ‘pretty sweet’ journey from the Northern Outer Banks all the way down to southern beaches.

Follow along the coastal ice cream trail for not only some delicious treats, but also unique stops in each location.


Just when you thought the beach couldn’t get any better, throw in some ice cream and your summer is complete! Did any of your favorites make the list? Any you’d add.

While stopping by Ocracoke, learn more about the most ‘isolated place in North Carolina’, including a few ghost stories. Better yet, while driving down the coast, how about touring some beautiful lighthouses? While you’re at it, might as well make the most of your summer and explore the ‘road to nowhere.’

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com