Welcome to Jacksonville, NC, home to the largest Marine Corps base on the eastern seaboard. Here, we celebrate and serve the heroes of the world—everyday and extraordinary—including you. Receive your hero's welcome from the minute you arrive. Come fish, paddle or play in our coastal community. Guests come from all over for sporting events and our race challenges. Others come to remember and touch our memorials. Dine at an extraordinary selection of restaurants and sample some of the coast’s best ethnic cuisine.