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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

From surfing to deep sea fishing to ecology tours and more, take on these exciting outdoor adventures on North Carolina's Crystal Coast.
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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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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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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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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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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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Advantages of Vacationing in the Southern Outer Banks

The Southern Outer Banks features a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands, perfect for family vacations and quick getaways. Plan your vacation today!
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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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A Day in New Bern, NC

The second oldest town in North Carolina, as well the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, the 300-year-old town of New Bern is a must place to visit (especially for history buffs with over 150 homes and buildings listed on the National Registry) while on vacation in Emerald Isle. Only a short, one hour drive from your vacation […]
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Overnight Camping at Cape Lookout

The instant one experiences natural beauty, it’s as if time has stood still and Mother Nature is inviting you to see her wonders. Experience the natural beauty of Cape Lookout National Seashore with the entire family during your next stay in Emerald Isle. With miles of sound and beach front, Cape Lookout National Seashore is […]
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Insider Tips While Vacationing in Emerald Isle NC

Knowing the ropes can be a little tricky on a vacation, especially if it’s you’re a first timer in the area. If this is your first time to the Crystal Coast, here’s our list of Insider Tips to help make your vacation a little bit easier and a little more enjoyable. Shackleford Banks: A secluded […]
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Dine Like a Local

Fast food may be convenient and easy to find, but you can enjoy fast food at home. You’re on vacation, you’re visiting some place new and you should be making the most to relax and enjoy the area as much as possible. One of the Crystal Coast’s best secrets would be its culinary expertise. And […]
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Adventures during your next Emerald Isle Trip!

Here in Emerald Isle, vacations are more than just sitting poolside! For those needing something else to keep them occupied, here’s a great 7-day itinerary for the adventurous type:   Day 1: Charter Fishing Excursion There are few things more fun than catching your own dinner from the deep waters of the Crystal Coast. Our […]
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Out & About in Carteret County: Salter Path

One of Emerald Isle’s smallest communities, Salter Path has a trove of history as long as its beaches. Since the mid 1800s, fishermen have inhabited the area often blown there from their previous homes that were in more direct paths of the hurricanes. The area was known for the schools of mullet fish that ran […]
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Blackbeard and the Crystal Coast

For those with a curiosity of the pirate life, the Crystal Coast is wrought with opportunities to learn more.
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