The Coastal Plains of NC
The Coastal Plains of NC is one of three geographical divisions of North Carolina used to break down climate and characteristics. The Coastal Plains occupy 45% of the state and include the city of Wilmington, one of the state’s 10 largest cities. Protected by the Outer Banks and the slender barrier islands of the Crystal Coast, the Coastal Plains
are sometimes subdivided into the
Inner Coastal Plain region and the
Tidewater region. The Coastal Plains climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean which moderates winter and summer temperatures from the more extreme temperatures experienced in other parts of the state. The Tidewater region is closest to the Atlantic Ocean and is characterized by flat, swampy ground. The Inner Coastal Plain features sloped, well drained ground and is the most farmed area in North Carolina. With average winter temperatures ranging from 46° in the Outer Banks to 62° in Jacksonville NC and average summer temperatures ranging from 72° to 90° throughout the Coastal Plains region, the Coastal Plains is one of the most popular areas for
Golf in North Carolina.
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