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New Bern Family Fun

An August 2005 trip to New Bern by JaneTamlyn

Quote: My (extended) family and I spent a week at Sandcastle Village II resort, a VRI property located in Fairfield Harbour in New Bern, NC. We swam, shopped, ate, and generally had a wonderful time.

Sandcastle Village II

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Best Things Nearby:Fairfield Harbour Recreation Center Shopping, touring, and dining in the historic town of New Bern. Best Things About the Resort:We liked the staff, the layout of the units (comfortable for six to eight people), and the Recreation Center. There is grocery shopping about 7 miles away (Bridgton Food Lion). Everything on-site was within walking distance.Resort Experience:The two-bedroom units at Sandcastle Village II were spacious and generally clean. Each included a living room, dining room, kitchen, half bath downstairs, master bedroom/bath and combination laundry/Jacuzzi room on the second level, second bedroom and bath on the thi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2005

Sandcastle Village II
1141 Broad Creek Rd.
New Bern, North Carolina 28560
(252) 633-1151

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Smithfield's is a Southern-barbeque "fast-food" restaurant located on Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern, about 13 miles from the Fairfield Harbour resort area. We were told by some local residents that this was the best pulled pork in the area, and we were not disappointed. We had a great takeout meal of barbeque, stew, hush puppies, coleslaw, and beans, and served 16 people for less than $70. The staff helped us put together menu packages to suit our size, tastes, and budget, and we had all the food in less than 5 minutes.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 9, 2005

Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-BQ

New Bern, North Carolina
(252) 636-2398

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Crabby Jack’s is a casual seafood restaurant on Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern, about 13 miles from the Fairfield Harbour resort area. The proprietor (maybe Jack himself?) is from Newburyport, Massachusetts (as we are from that area, that was a fun discovery), which by definition makes him a seafood "expert." There wasn’t much of anything from the sea that wasn’t on the menu, including fried clams from New England. Everything we ordered, both fried and baked dishes, were excellent (and with 14 of us, we sampled quite a selection). The hush puppies, which are served down here the way bread is where we come from, were particularly good. Prices were reasonable, and beer, malt beverages, and an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 9, 2005

Crabby Jack's Restaurant
2600 Dr. M L King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
(252) 633-4993