5 Fun Ways to Cool Off This Summer in Emerald Isle, NC

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is known for its warm, sunny days during the summer months, and that’s one of the reasons many travelers return year after year. Emerald Isle, a coastal gem located on the Southern Outer Banks, provides visitors and locals various opportunities to beat the seasonal heat while having a blast and creating memorable moments!

Here are five essential ways to stay cool during your Emerald Isle summer vacation.

1. Make a Splash at Salty Pirate Waterpark

Take a plunge into Emerald Isle’s Salty Pirate Waterpark. The family-owned park is open every year from Memorial Day to Labor Day. From thrilling slides, relaxing wading pools and tubing, to an indoor arcade and snack bar, there’s an adventure waiting for everyone!

Admission to the park is affordable at $22 a ticket for ages 6 and up, $17 for children ages 3 to 5, and free for those 2 years of age and younger. Make the most of your Emerald Isle getaway! Weekly and Season Passes offer hassle-free access throughout your trip.

2. Dive into Luxury with Your Vacation Rental’s Private Pool

Emerald Isle Realty boasts a refreshing selection of vacation rentals with private pools that will inspire you and your family to stay cool after days spent on the beach. Whether you’ve decided on an oceanfront rental, soundfront home, condo or duplex, you’ll find plenty of charming rentals beckoning you to start planning.

Beach bum by day, poolside paradise by night!  Our oceanfront rentals put you in the heart of the action. Start your day off by jumping into your private pool for a refreshing cool-down, then take a few steps and feel the sand between your toes on the beach. The best part? When you’re done with the ocean waves, stunning views await you from the comfort of your poolside lounge chair.

When you’re staying in an oceanfront rental, you can easily go from the pool to the ocean and back, enjoying the best of both worlds. When you’re done at the pool, kick back and relax while taking in the gorgeous ocean views.

3. Hang Ten with an Endless Supply of Waves

The saying “fun in the sun” is accurate whenever you’re on the beaches of the Crystal Coast! Grab a tube and float the waves or try your hand at surfing or boogie-boarding.

Swimming is another great way to stay cool and experience the refreshing ocean waters. For those who love to adventure, snorkeling offers a chance to discover the vibrant marine life and stay cool while exploring the ocean depths. We recommend enjoying all of the thrills the ocean provides, but don’t forget to review Emerald Isle’s water safety tips first.

4. Chill Out on Bogue Sound

Bogue Sound is one of the most tranquil areas along the Crystal Coast. If you’re looking for a more isolated outdoor space while still being close to the beach, you don’t have to look further than our soundfront rentals. Bogue Sound’s calm waters provide a serene setting for recreation and cooling off. Here, you can enjoy timeless activities like scenic stand-up paddle boarding, smooth kayaking and the thrill of salt-water fishing.

Many of our soundfront rentals offer beautiful decks with stunning views of the sound. Imagine feeling a gentle breeze as you relax on your deck, taking in the peaceful scenery. If this sounds like paradise to you, you may want to check out some of our soundfront rentals.

5. Enjoy a Breezy Evening with Fresh Seafood

Instead of spending your afternoon under the sun, take a break and visit Cap’n Willis Seafood Market in Emerald Isle. This local gem offers an array of fresh seafood, delivered daily from their fishing boats. Whether you’re in the mood for shrimp, tuna, local oysters, grouper, clams or their famous homemade crab cakes and tartar sauce, there’s something for every seafood lover.

Swing by any day of the week and pick up your favorites to create a delicious dinner at your vacation rental. Picture this: after a long day at the beach, you return to your cozy rental, and the aroma of fresh seafood fills the air as you cook with your family. Gather around the kitchen, chopping vegetables, preparing shrimp scampi, grilled tuna steaks, or clam chowder, and sharing stories.

As the sun sets and a gentle coastal breeze drifts through the open windows, it’s a perfect way to cool off from the summer heat and enjoy quality time with your favorite people.

Book your Ultimate Summer Escape

Summer is here, and we’re soaking up every sunny moment—now it’s your turn to join the fun. Whether you’re looking to keep the family cool, planning a romantic escape with your significant other, or organizing a friends’ vacation, we have vacation rentals perfect for every group!

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable summer adventure. Book your stay with Emerald Isle Realty today and get ready for some fun in the sun!

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