NORTH CAROLINA'S CRYSTAL COAST
The Crystal Coast, also known as the southern Outer Banks, spans 85 miles along North Carolina’s coast. This region encompasses the entire area along the Bogue Banks, a barrier island that stretches for 23-miles. Known for its pristine waters and white sand beaches, the Crystal Coast is a popular family beach destination.
Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic weekend getaway, you’ll find everything you need and more at the Crystal Coast. From the southern beaches of Emerald Isle and Swansboro to the northern beaches of Harkers Island and Beaufort, explore the different beach communities along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast to see what fun awaits you.
Emerald Isle Voted #2 Beach in the South – 2023 USA Today Readers’ Choice
Emerald Isle Voted #1 North Carolina Beach – 2020 U.S. News and World Report
Emerald Isle Voted Best North Carolina Beach – 2018 USA Today Readers’ Choice
Explore North Carolina’s Crystal Coast
In addition to the beaches, the Crystal Coast offers a variety of attractions and activities for guests of all ages. Visitors and locals alike enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities including kayaking, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, scuba diving and more. Nature enthusiasts will delight in the area’s numerous parks and trails awaiting exploration, while history lovers will be mesmerized by countless exhibits and tales of the coast’s storied past at museums found throughout the Crystal Coast beach communities.
Explore a vast array of local restaurants serving fresh seafood and just about anything your taste buds desire. From family style waterfront restaurants to the finest gourmet restaurants, you’ll find something for everyone on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. No matter which options you choose to add to your vacation itinerary, you’re sure to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime.