About This Place
Cape Carteret is a town in Carteret County, on the southern coast of North Carolina in the United States. It was incorporated in 1959 and had a population of 1,389 in 2008.
Cape Carteret is located at 34°41′40″N 77°3′33″W / 34.69444°N 77.05917°W / 34.69444; -77.05917 (34.694478, -77.059129).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) (5.56%) is water.