Before you pack your bags for your next trip to the beach be sure to pack your smartphone or tablet with these helpful apps. We have selected our favorite free apps that will help you get the most out of your beach vacation.

Getting Here – Directions and Maps


Waze is a social GPS and map application updated by other Waze users (Wazers) Get GPS turn by turn directions to any destination. Live traffic, road conditions updated in real-time with rerouting as conditions warrant. Display your ETA, speed, road hazards and more.

Apple Store / Google Play


Google Maps

Comprehensive maps for over 200 countries worldwide. Turn by turn GPS navigation for driving, walking and biking. Find public transit. Live traffic and road conditions. Screens display maps, satellite imagery or terrain views.

Apple Store / Google Play


Local News & Weather

WECT News / WWAY News

Get local news, sports and weather along with breaking news alerts. Watch live news when available and videos.

Apple Store / Google Play

Apple Store / Google Play


WECT 6 First Alert Weather / WWAY Weather

Stay up to date with local forecasts, radar, current conditions and weather alerts for southeastern North Carolina.  See full motion past, current and future radar views.

Apple Store / Google Play

Apple Store / Google Play


Other Apps

WiFi  Finder by JWire

Need a WiFi connection to save on data usage. Never worry again about overages. WiFi Finder features over 500,000 free and paid locations in over 140 countries around the globe. The app lets you filter results by location type (café, hotel, etc.) or by service provider. The app works both on and off line.

Apple Store / Google Play



You can find the cheapest fuel near your current location, city or zip code. Sort by distance or price for the best deal near you. Help others by updating prices.

Apple Store / Google Play



Search for restaurants, shops and services right from your phone or tablet with Yelp. View the menu before you go. You can get directions, call and make a reservation. Read user reviews and see photos of the business and their offerings to help you decide. Find nearby businesses that deliver. Take advantage of current deals and savings.

Apple Store / Google Play


Intracoastal Vacation

Our list would not be complete without our very own Intracoastal Vacation App. Get the most out of your vacation when you download our app. Know what events, festivals, concerts and more will be happening while you are here with us at the coast. Find restaurants and other services. Get details on your vacation home. If you have a question or need some help, you can communicate directly with our staff from the app. Browse through our entire inventory of fine vacation homes. Find the perfect vacation home then make a reservation right from your device.

Apple Store / Google Play



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