Explore Emerald Isle, NC
Voted #1 North Carolina Beach – 2020 U.S. News and World Report
Voted Best North Carolina Beach – 2018 USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards
Emerald Isle, North Carolina is a 12-mile stretch of island found on the western portion of Bogue Banks. Here you will experience a relaxing family atmosphere, play on some of the most pristine beaches and stay in some of the most comfortable and luxurious vacation rentals on the Crystal Coast.
It’s no wonder visitors keep coming back year after year.
Emerald Isle was listed among the Best Beaches in North Carolina by Travel + Leisure in 2022
Things to Do in Emerald Isle
Known as a family beach destination, Emerald Isle is a coastal playground for travelers looking for the best selection of vacation rentals and days spent relaxing and having fun in the sun.
Emerald Isle offers an abundance of outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. Throw a line off Bogue Inlet Pier or just enjoy the amazing ocean views. Take a paddle boarding lesson or go kayaking on the calm waters of Bogue Sound. There are several walking and biking trails, in addition to nature trails, that are perfect for bird watching and wildlife spotting. And no visit to Emerald Isle would be complete without a visit to The Point to see one of the most amazing sunsets you will find anywhere on the North Carolina coast.
Take the kids to visit one of the area’s most popular attractions, the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, just minutes away, where they can touch sting rays, get up-close to sharks and learn about the different ecosystems and marine animals that are native to the area.
Go shopping to find the perfect souvenir or browse some of the area’s art galleries featuring works from local artists. Sample some of the freshest seafood and other culinary delights served at restaurants throughout the Crystal Coast.
Enjoy all this and more from the comforts of your own private vacation home, packed with even more amenities such as pools, hot tubs, game rooms and more to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. No matter what you put on your vacation itinerary, you’re guaranteed to have a great time and make memories that will be cherished for years to come.