Located near the Theodore Roosevelt Natural forest area, Pine Knoll shores has oceanfront accommodations including hotels, motels and cottages. The wide beaches and sound side access makes it easy to swim, go shelling, clamming or kayaking along this beautiful stretch of island. The North Carolina Aquarium is located in Pine Knoll Shores and offers a look at life “under the sea”. Large tanks offer a variety of marine species including fish, crabs, seahorses, lionfish and sharks. A sea turtle nursery is also featured along with an albino turtle named Nimbus! Nature trails offer a walk above a tidal marsh where marine creatures live and shore birds wade looking for food, a tranquil way to spend the afternoon.