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North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Voted Best North Carolina Beach – 2018 USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards

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.

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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 Harker’s Island and Beaufort, explore the different beach communities along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast to see what fun awaits you.

Visitors and locals alike enjoy the abundance of outdoor activities along the Crystal Coast including kayaking, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, scuba diving and more.  Nature lovers will be delighted with the areas many parks and museums.

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 NC’s Crystal Coast.

Things to Do on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

In addition to the beaches, the Crystal Coast offers a variety of attractions and activities  that are fun for the whole family. No matter what you add to your vacation itinerary, you’re sure to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Crystal Coast Events & Festivals

Discover festivals and events on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for every season. From food to music to arts and crafts and more, these annual festivals offer a variety of fun-filled activities for young and old alike.

Map of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

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