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And The Winner Is…

The winner of our 2010 Family Traditions contest is Andrew Jensen from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Andrew has won a one week stay on our beautiful island courtesy of Emerald Isle Realty. Enjoy reading Andrew’s winning entry below: Emerald Isle Vacation In 1982 we took our first Emerald Isle vacation. My sister Aimee was 2 years […]

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

The 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament ended on June 19th with an interesting twist. In first place on the leader board all week and a shoe-in to take the top prize with a record breaking 883 pound blue marlin; the Citation with Capt. Eric Holmes was disqualified due to one crew member aboard […]

Our Family Story

Our family learned about Emerald Isle from a friend of my sister who moved to North Carolina. The very next year (1988) my sister and her family went for their first vacation. The next year my husband and I, our two girls and my parents joined the fun. In the years since various other family […]

How Do You Put Into Words

How do you put into words something that means the world to you, something that you begin to plan the minute you cross the bridge off the island? It all started in 1988 with an Emerald Isle Realty Brochure, the Point, and a beach house named SeaWatch with two families on their first adventure to […]

We Are Family

   As our first day at the Boat House came to close, we stood in the radiating glow of the most surreal sunset any of us had ever seen. It was like the yellow, to pink, to orange was fusing the house into Bogue Sound. We watched until the last sliver had slipped below the […]

Traditions Contest: Hoffman Family

When you go over the bridge to Emerald Isle and first glance down at the riot of brilliantly hued cosmos planted by the NC Dept of Transportation and then behold the verdant marshlands of the sound with a bevy of anglers casting off in search of elusive flounder or redfish, a pleasurable serenity envelops you […]