5. Cape Lookput National Seashore - This is one of my favorite boat trips of the summer and if you don't have a boat there are passenger ferry services to get you here. A tip do not forget to pack your sunscreen, because there is not a lot of shade.
If you love nature this is the best, you can hike across the island over to the Ocean or over by the lighthouse there is a boardwalk you can take over.
Make sure to plan ahead and also pack a cooler. There are no stores or anywhere to find food or drink. This is what is was like hundreds of years ago, the simple but beautiful life.
Cape Lookout is the place to go, I wrote earlier about the sailing charters and as you can see they can get you there also.