Heading west down the road to Ocean Drive, is Yaupon Beach (pronouncedyoh’-pahn). It’s a nice family location that offers beach access, two restaurants, a fishing pier and several hotels. Continuing down the beach, you’ll come across Long Beach which extends to the West end of the island. There are a few retail establishments, as well as the longest fishing pier on the North Carolina Coast. Fishermen and fisherwomen enjoy this spot and regularly catch Spots, Whiting, King, Flounder, Trout and much more.