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Fun Things to Do Along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Explore the beautiful scenery and rich history of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast on your next family vacation or getaway. From Emerald Isle to Harker’s Island, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do along the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Keep the family entertained for days with the list below highlighting some of the […]
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3 Emerald Isle, North Carolina Amusement Parks for Fun Family Entertainment

Emerald Isle is known for combining southern charm with the coast for a laidback and relaxing atmosphere and lifestyle. But there’s so much more that the Crystal Coast has to offer, especially for families and vacationers of all ages. Get ready to unleash your inner child and check out some of our favorite amusement parks, […]
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Top 5 Reasons You Deserve an Emerald Isle Vacation

The Crystal Coast is always a magical place to visit. Between the beautiful beaches and stunning surroundings, you shouldn’t need more reasons to book your getaway as soon as possible. A trip to Emerald Isle can be relaxing, exhilarating, memorable and may even become a new tradition. If you are still on the fence though, […]
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Top 5 Must-See Spots This Spring on the Crystal Coast

When it comes to must-see spots in Emerald Isle, there is no shortage of scenery, stunning views and things to do. From beaches to historical parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on your next Crystal Coast getaway. While there are plenty of spots along the Crystal Coast to explore and discover, some of the […]
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Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Outer Banks

  Weather in the southern Outer Banks tends to be unpredictable. While we hope that the weather is favorable during your vacation, grey skies and and an occasional downpour are inevitable. The good news is that you’ll find plenty of fun activities and things to do indoors along the Outer Banks to keep the family entertained. […]
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5 Fun Things to Do at Cape Lookout

Fall in North Carolina is an exciting time for locals and visitors alike. From the first day of school to the beginning of football season, the chaos of summertime comes to a close and the need for R&R takes precedence. About an hour east of Emerald Isle lies the Cape Lookout National Seashore, beckoning a […]
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10 Best Outdoor Adventures on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

There’s nothing more exhilarating than the rush you get from taking in the seaside air and experiencing the outdoor paradise that is the Crystal Coast. Whether it’s on a surfboard riding waves or on a deep-sea excursion waiting for your next big catch, Emerald Isle is the perfect vacation destination for all of your favorite […]
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5 Fun Ways to Cool Off This Summer in Emerald Isle

  It’s no secret, the Crystal Coast gets its fair share of warm sunny days during summer months and that’s why we love it. Emerald Isle boasts plenty of ways to beat the heat and have fun at the same time. Here are some of the essential ways to stay cool this summer during your […]
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Top 5 Things to Do with Kids This Summer in Emerald Isle

When you spend your family vacation in Emerald Isle, there’s no shortage of family activities and events for you to enjoy with your children. Whether you love splashing around at the water park or exploring Civil War artifacts, there’s something to keep every family member from going stir-crazy. Our top 5 recommendations are sure to […]
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Outdoor Fall Activities in Emerald Isle NC

Temperatures might be cooling down and the leaves turning colors as the fall season kicks off where you are which is all the more reason to still join us for some beach weather on the Crystal Coast! The beach is still a great option for vacation-goers to take advantage of, but we also have some […]
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Working at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

When I was about seven years old, I already knew what my dream job was. I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. It wasn’t until later in my life that I realized I was not very science-oriented. I took Earth Science in middle school and tried to keep my eyes open as our teacher gave […]
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Best Activities for Retired Vacation Travelers

When you’re retired, planning a vacation frees up a lot of time for activities and destinations. Emerald Isle is in fact, the perfect location for retired travelers as it boasts plenty of leisure activities paired with the relaxing atmosphere of the Crystal Coast. Summer is in full swing, but the kids are headed back to […]
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Getting in Touch with Nature in Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle, NC is a great vacation destination at any time of the year. During the summer months, there are plenty of sites to see other than the pristine beaches of the Crystal Coast. The cozy town is surrounded with natural gems that are perfect for reconnecting with Mother Nature. Emerald Isle Wood Park A […]
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Plan a Fall Fishing Adventure

When you are planning a fall vacation filled with fishing, there is no better place to come than to Emerald Isle, NC. When the weather cools and the rest of the world forgets about summer, you can be on the water, enjoying the serenity and peace that only fishing can bring. It might come when […]
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Your Emerald Isle “Must Do” List

Here in Emerald Isle, NC, you will find a vast assortment of activities that will keep the entire family engaged and excited. The area is not only home to clear waters and breathtakingly beautiful beaches, but also to a diverse culture, ecosystem, and history. If you are ready and willing to explore the awesome offerings […]
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Cruise Your Way Around the Crystal Coast

Sailing around the islands of the Crystal Coast has always been a favorite pastime for locals and guests alike. This North Carolina boating paradise offers endless opportunities for exploration, adventure, and even romance. Whether you’re on a private charter or riding a catamaran to Cape Lookout with dozens of other adventurous travelers, there’s something for […]
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Spend a Day at Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout is a 55-mile stretch of three undeveloped barrier islands on North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks. Just a 1-hour drive from Emerald Isle, this National Seashore is a must-see during your visit to the Crystal Coast. Cape Lookout is just 3 miles offshore and accessible only by boat, either your own or a Passenger […]
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Off-Season on Bogue Banks

Bogue Banks is the perfect vacation spot any season, but the fall months allow for secluded days by the sea. The hot summer sun gradually gives way to gentle fall breezes, creating impeccable weather for great outdoor activities. FISHING Opportunities abound for Bogue Inlet Pier, catch anything from Wahoo to King Mackerel, Speckled Trout to […]
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Crystal Coast Restaurants with the Best Water Views

For many who go on vacation and want to eat out, the star attraction isn’t always what’s on the plate, but rather the views offered. Have no fear; we’ve put together a list of our top 10 area dining spots that offer great water views. So sit back and imagine yourself eating some freshly prepared […]
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Advantages of Vacationing in the Southern Outer Banks

You have finally decided to take a vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and escape the hustle and bustle. You have a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands to decide on the best location for you and your family. Read on to discover why the Southern Outer Banks should be your next vacation spot. […]
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Top Area Trails

Emerald Isle Woods Park Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate (some inclines and declines) Length: 1.7 miles Parking Availability: Ample parking for trail entrance to Emerald Woods Park on Coast Guard Rd. Entry/Exit Point(s): Main entrance to park on Coast Guard Rd. Facilities: Yes Emerald Isle Woods Park is one of the most popular parks in the area. […]
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We are Thankful for

Water Views We are thankful to live in a place that surrounds us with spectacular water views. The views of Bogue Sound provide us a sense of relaxation and serenity that can be observed from boat docks, balconies or the shore. The Atlantic Ocean may be large but feels personal as onlookers feel the ocean spray […]
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Shipwrecks Off the North Carolina Coast

The ocean is full of mysteries and secrets. Many of these can be found in the Atlantic waters just off the Crystal Coast. These waters are referred to as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” With so many shipwreck sites on the North Carolina Coast, you could dive a different one each day for a month […]
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Kayaking on the Crystal Coast

Numerous unoccupied islands and inland waterways make Emerald Isle an ideal location for kayaking. Ocean, estuaries, tidal waterways and still water paddling are just a few of your options. Kayaking allows you to explore waterways that you could not reach in a boat. You can explore into the natural habitats of the numerous wildlife species […]
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Fall Fishing Along the Crystal Coast

With summer over and fall in full bloom the Crystal Coast is turning into a hotspot for anglers. As water temperatures cool down the fishing will heat up with migratory patterns for many types of fish becoming more active in the area. Some of the most sought after fish in the area range from spot […]
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