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About Swansboro



The Friendly City by the Sea


Boats in the White Oak River, Swansboro, NC

Generations of Swansboro’s families have made their living from the from the sea – shrimp, flounder, trout,  blue crabs, scallops & oysters – to name just a few.

But the waters around Swansboro are also a source of year-round enjoyment – summers can be spent water-skiing, sailing, canoeing & windsurfing. Nearby Bogue Inlet offers quick ocean access for deep sea fishing and off-shore scuba diving. And fall fishing is great when the spots & croakers are running at the White Oak  River Inlet!

Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and White Oak River, Swansboro also offers easy living and lots of recreational activities.

     Many unique shops along the waterfront and surrounding downtown area, including Russel’s Olde Tyme Shoppe, and Through the Looking Glass

     Swansboro Elementary, Swansboro Middle and Swansboro High schools are in town. About 20 minutes away in Jacksonville is Coastal Carolina Community College.

     Medical care  provided by local doctors & dentists, including Swansboro Medical Center

     Banking assistance is offered at branches of First Citizens Bank and Bank of America. Also in town, Marine Federal Credit Union.

     Food markets (Piggly Wiggly and Food Lion) and convenience stores are available, as well as fast food and restaurant services including Yana’s Ye Olde Drugstore and Capt Charlie’s Seafood.

     Hammocks Beach State Park is available by ferry or private boat.

   Newly remodeled Swansboro Library is on the western outskirts of town on Hwy 24

   With water all around us, there’s got to be a marina. Check out Casper’s Marina downtown. There’s also Nancy Lee Charters at the Nancy Lee Fishing Center between the bridges.  If  you can’t catch your own, you get your seafood fresh off the boat at Phillip’s Seafood between the bridges.

   Swansboro even has a great little place for computer repairs & purchases. It’s called The Geek & The Grammer Queen. They’re located in the shopping center on Hwy 24 & Hammocks Beach Rd, between Taco Bell and the Post Office.

Bicentennial Park on the White Oak River in Swansboro, NC

Annual Festivals & Events in Swansboro! 

Arts-by-the-Sea & Story-telling Festival held on the 3rd Saturday in June along the waterfront

The Mullet Festival is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday in October with a full day of parades, arts & crafts, music, exhibitions, dancing, carnivals games, and lots to eat.

In November the Christmas Flotilla brings Santa into town via the Intracoastal Waterway.

In March, catch the Swansboro Rotary Oyster Roast

Memorial Day weekend it’s the King Mackerel/Blue Water Fishing Tournament

4th of July –  don’t miss the fireworks on the waterfront!

The old town hall in Swansboro, NC

Chartered: 1783

Population: 2,193

Temperature: 65° average      

Rainfall: 55” annually

Major Roads: NC 24         

Name’s Origin: Named for Capt Samuel Swann, a seafarer and speaker of the NC House of Commons

Tax Rate (2014): 35 cents per $100 valuation of property. Onslow County rate is 67.5 cents

Form of Government: Mayor and Board of Commissioners. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Town Hall is located at 502 Church St. Phone: 910– 326-4428. Hours are 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm weekdays. Town website: www.swansboro-nc.org

Public Safety: Swansboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Fire Chief phone 910-326-5908 Rescue Chief: 910-326-5132. Police Department at the town hall, 910-326-5151  Emergencies 911

Utilities: Electric – Duke Energy Progress or Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation;  Water –  Onslow Water & Sewer (ONWASA); Cable - Time Warner

Airports: Closest airports are in Jacksonville (Albert Ellis Airport—OAJ) and New Bern (Craven County Regional Airport—EWN). Each is approx 45 minutes away, with connecting flights to Charlotte, NC (CLT). Kinston (ISO) is just a little further. If small planes are your thing, nearby Star Hill Golf Course has a small, private airstrip

Christy Crumpler

Corner of Emerald Dr & Mangrove Dr in Emerald Isle, NC

(across Emerald Dr from CVS Drug Store)

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