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What is Inner Banks?What is the Inner Banks?
North Carolina’s Inner Banks is over 3,000 miles of inner coast line sited behind the better known Outer Banks. The area is expansive with a land mass over 22,000 square miles. Untainted, untarnished, and virtually untouched ever since the original settlers arrived here almost 500 years ago.

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Inner Banks Highlights:

  •   Home to seven sounds; Pamlico, Albemarle, Bogue, Currituck, Croatan, Core and Roanoke.
  •   The Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds have 9,000 miles of freshwater rivers and streams and over 1.5 million acres of brackish, estuarine waters.
  •   The Albemarle and Pamlico Sound area is 2nd largest estuarine system in the United States
  •   The Inner banks region encompasses a total of 22,227 square-miles according to Wikipedia
  •   Thousands of miles of inner beaches and shoreline
  •   World class fishing for drum, tarpon and other saltwater fish
  •   Known for its superior shrimp and crabbing
  •   Fresh water fishing for all major species including largemouth bass, catfish and crappie and brim
  •   Just shy of 20 Atlantic Ocean inlets that feed into the inner banks from South Carolina border to Virginia border
  •   Cost of living is far less when compared to the Outer Banks
  •   52 hospitals are located in the Inner Banks region
  •   Easy boating via federally maintained Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
  •   North Carolina has two deepwater state ports, Port of Morehead City and Port of Wilmington as well as inland facilities in Charlotte and Greensboro
  •   The North Carolina ferry system has 21 ferries that transport over 1.1 million vehicles a year over 5 different bodies of water