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Living near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is not just about the military life; it’s about embracing the fabulous opportunities around you! Whether you’re a history aficionado, an outdoor enthusiast, or in search of local charm, this area is brimming with FABulous experiences. Here’s a sparkling guide to the top activities near Camp Lejeune, infused with a little extra pizzazz!

McIntyre-Parks Recreational Shooting Complex

Ready to unleash your inner sharpshooter? Head over to the McIntyre-Parks Recreational Shooting Complex for a FABulously empowering experience. Whether it’s your first time holding a bow or you’re an experienced marksman, this place has it all – archery, skeet shooting, and more. It’s not just about hitting targets; it’s about hitting a high note in your day.

Onslow Beach

Sun, sand, and the sea! Onslow Beach is your go-to for some FABulous beachside bliss. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family day out, the beach is a perfect canvas for your relaxation masterpiece. And hey, with lodge and RV options, why not make it a mini-vacation?

Paddleboarding on the New River

Glide into a FABulous adventure with paddleboarding on the New River. It’s not just about the exercise; it’s about embracing the serene beauty of nature. Picture this: calm waters, picturesque scenery, and you, standing tall on your board like the queen or king of the river!​

Topsail Island

Cast your line for a FABulous day of fishing off Topsail Island. With a variety of fish waiting to be caught, this is your chance to reel in not just fish, but some tranquil moments too. Whether you’re an expert angler or trying it for the first time, the experience is bound to be memorable. Topsail Island is more than just a beach; it’s a 26-mile stretch of FABulous fun! From the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital to surfboard and kayak rentals, it’s a playground for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers

Fort Macon State Park

For a dose of history with a splash of outdoor fun, Fort Macon State Park is less than two hours from Camp Lejeune and is absolutely FABulous! It’s like stepping into a storybook of forts and battles, with the added bonus of swimming, fishing, and picnicking.

Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks

Imagine a FABulous day among wild horses and historic lighthouses at Cape Lookout National Seashore and Shackleford Banks. My daughter would LOVE seeing the wild horses. It’s an exclusive adventure accessible only by ferry or private boat, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and mystery.​

Missiles and More Museum

Step into a world of intrigue and history at the Missiles and More Museum. It’s not just educational; it’s FABulously fascinating, especially for those with a curiosity for pirates and secret military programs.​

North Carolina Aquariums

Dive into the underwater world at the North Carolina Aquariums. It’s a FABulous day out for families, offering a peek into the diverse marine life and interactive exhibits that will leave you in awe.​

Lynnwood Park Zoo

Last but not least, Lynnwood Park Zoo is a FABulously fun way to spend a day. This quaint zoo, just a short drive from Camp Lejeune, offers close encounters with a variety of animals – a delightful experience for all ages.​

So my fellow military spouse, embrace the fabulousness of life with these things to do near Camp Lejeune.  Each experience is not just an outing; it’s an opportunity to add a little sparkle to your everyday military life!

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