SPRING GETAWAY GUIDE
Spring is the perfect time of year for a visit to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Whether you’re traveling with family or planning a long weekend getaway, the 85-mile stretch of beautiful beaches offer endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure. From fishing to scenic hikes and plenty of fun activities for the kids, enjoy an incredible spring vacation with the beach only a few steps away.
Spring on the Crystal Coast
North Carolina’s Crystal Coast stretches all the way from Swansboro and Emerald Isle to the west and Beaufort and Cape Lookout to the east. With quaint beach towns to explore, countless activities for families and an abundance of outdoor adventures to choose from, the Crystal Coast is the perfect destination for family vacations, weekend getaways and group gatherings. The spring months are an exceptionally great time of the year to visit when the beaches are less crowded, and the temperatures are cooler.
The area’s diverse coastal habitats range from sand dunes to salt marshes to maritime forests, which provide sanctuary for a variety of wildlife, birds and marine life. During the spring months, the Crystal Coast is an important stopover for migrating birds such as red knots, whimbrels and dunlin. From barrier islands accessible only by boat or ferry to an array of walking and hiking trails, vacationers will find ample opportunities for bird watching.
Another popular pastime during the spring and virtually any time of year is fishing. From wading out in the water to do a little surf fishing to casting a line from atop the popular Bogue Inlet Pier to trolling through offshore waters on a deep-sea fishing adventure, you’re sure to have an incredible and memorable experience.
Even on cooler days, Crystal Coast beaches are perfect for long walks, shelling or soaking up the sun. If you’re looking to explore, the Southern Outer Banks is home to a treasure trove of hidden gems such as Cape Lookout Lighthouse and National Seashore, Bear Island and Hammocks Beach State Park, Sand Dollar Island and more.
And there’s no better way to enjoy a memorable spring beach vacation than in your own private home-away-from-home. Emerald Isle and the beach communities throughout the Crystal Coast offer a mix of beach houses and condos that are beautifully furnished and feature spacious floor plans, along with upscale amenities. You’re sure to find the perfect vacation rentals to suit your needs and budget.