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waveLINKS guide to albemarle sound

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The Albemarle Sound is nearly sixty miles long and in some places, over 14-miles wide. The creeks, rivers, bays and historic towns along the sound offer a lifetime of fun, education and adventure for folks of all ages! There’s so much going on with this dynamic corridor that we break up the adventures into a variety of sections. Each section showcases an endless array of outdoor and indoor experiences. Simply pick your flavor and filter through the categories to fine-tune your visit. Skip along all of them to plan your next outing along the largest fresh water sound in North America!



 All things sound related – from water and beach access, outfitters, marinas and historic towns.


The region of the Albemarle hosts a colony of artists and craftspeople exhibiting their works in warehouse buildings, home studios, waterfront galleries and co-ops. Several studio strolls and art walks take place throughout the year but something is going on nearly everyday! We offer a rotating sampling of local galleries, artists and events so check in often and stay in touch.


There’s plenty of experiential and hands on opportunities in and around the corridor. We lead you along greenways, aquariums, pocket parks, cycling routes and museums.


Some of our locals’ favorite restaurants, music halls, breweries and coffee shops are selected throughout the region. Click on “Shop Local” to find an eclectic selection of local, independently owned businesses.


We like to point you in the right direction then let you loose to find your own adventure. But we do have a few recommendations for lodging, camping, regional resources, seasonal events and more.

Thanks for visiting our website and we hope you enjoy the tour!

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