Hi all. My husband and I will be in North Carolina and will spend a few days in the mountains in the west, but we would also like to spend a few days on the coast but don't know where to go. We're active adults in our early 50s and have no kids. We love water and water views but are not the type to just "hang out on the beach and relax". Some of the characteristics we are looking for are below, roughly in order of priority. I realize we might not neccessarily find all these things in any one place but hopefully this list will give a sense of what we are looking for
Pretty town with pretty southern historical homes
Nature of any kind worth exploring
Swimming in big waves
Watching outdoor sports like wind surfing
I might be brave and try hang gliding
What town or towns on the coast do you recommend?