Salter Path, NC

Salter Path is (14.5 miles from Beaufort, NC). In the middle of Bogue Banks, west of Pine Knoll Shores at mile post 11 on NC Hwy 58, Salter Path is surrounded east and west by Indian Beach. It’s a fact, and a nice day trip. Salter Path’s public beach access facility with restrooms, showers and picnic tables has a long, winding boardwalk up over the forested dunes down to a beautiful uncluttered beach.

A traditional fishing community, Salter Path was originally settled in 1893 by 15 families. Today, the unincorporated town is home to many descendants of those original families who still live by fishing the surrounding soundside and ocean waters. The seafood is always fresh from the boat in the soundside markets and in the well-known seafood restaurants.

Salter Path and Indian Beach offer a variety of accommodations including condominium resorts, family motels and campgrounds shaded by the maritime forest. Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway entertains the kids in season with miniature golf, a game arcade, food concession and race karts. You can catch your own fish from several piers, rent watersports equipment from kayaks to jet skis, launch your own boat or enjoy the ocean beach. There is always something interesting to do.

Annually in May, Salter Path celebrates its annual Clam and Scallop Festival. For food, fun and traditional music, the weekend is hard to beat.