Cape Carteret sits along the intercostal waterway and is just minutes from the beaches of Emerald Isle. The intercostal waterway or Bogue Sound offer great fishing, swimming, and all kinds of water related activity. Take a drive across the bridge and your at the beach! Cape Carteret also includes Star Hill golf course and just down the road a few miles on Hwy 58 is Silver Creek golf course. There is also a shopping center which includes a Lowe's hardware and Lowes food store.