A Friendly, Fun-Loving Town
Dazzling waterfront views and southerly breezes enhance the charm of inviting Oriental. You can immerse yourself in the laid-back culture of the town by visiting local art galleries and shops, hanging out at marinas, local restaurants or coffee shops, or explore by walking or biking. With the protection of the Inner Banks, Oriental is a unique, friendly and fun-loving town boasting a sense of humor and a quirky obsession with dragons. Our constant breezes are a sailor's delight and the Neuse Sailing Association welcomes you. Fish the local waters and you will find an abundance of crabs, shrimp, trout, drum, and tarpon. Seasonal festivals, music, parades, and regattas energize the town and draw large crowds. And Often times a large dragon makes an appearance.