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Plan the Perfect Fall Vacation to North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks

With the summer months behind us, Emerald Isle is ready to embrace the fall season with open arms and we hope you are too. The beaches are still nice and warm to visit, but the town transitions with the season for a refreshing time along the Crystal Coast. And as the weather cools just slightly, […]
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5 Ideas for Celebrating Your Anniversary in Emerald Isle

Anniversaries come around once a year and it’s always a truly special time between you and your loved one, so why not take it to the next level and embark on a trip to Emerald Isle to fall in love all over again. With its relaxing atmosphere and laid-back style, Emerald Isle makes for a […]
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5 Summer Day Trip Ideas from Emerald Isle

Planning a vacation doesn’t stop when you pick a destination and book your accommodations. Pulling together an itinerary is the next step and fortunately for you, Emerald Isle is close to many local attractions, making it perfect for easy and entertaining day trips! For those who have their Emerald Isle vacation dates set or those […]
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Best Things to Do at Night in Emerald Isle

When you think of a beach vacation, you think about sunny days and endless waves. Emerald Isle is the perfect destination for just that and there are endless daytime activities for you to experience, from the playing at the beach to trying out some fishing or other exciting water activities. When the sun goes down […]
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Best Picnic Spots on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Summer is right around the corner and the Crystal Coast is gearing up for another beautiful season of sun and beach days for its vacationers and visitors alike. When you’re planning your itinerary for things and activities to do on your trip, one that needs to be included is having a picnic at one or […]
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10 Free or Nearly Free Things to Do this Summer in Emerald Isle

The best things in life are free. The same can be said about the various sights and adventures waiting for you in Emerald Isle. From the beach to the free local concerts that are lined up for the summer, there are plenty of activities and events planned that are either free or nearly free. After […]
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Sea Turtle Nesting Season on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Loggerhead sea turtles are adorable and fascinating, but unfortunately, threatened. As Emerald Isle’s most precious wildlife and the destination being designated as an official sea turtle sanctuary, the area works hard to protect one of nature’s most interesting cycles: the sea turtle nesting season. From May to November, North Carolina catches a major wave of […]
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Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway

It’s no secret that mothers provide a lot for the family and we can all agree that they deserve to be celebrated, loved and thanked. So, this Mother’s Day, plan on spending some much-needed quality time with mom and treat her to a week-long getaway or an extended Mother’s Day weekend! It’s the ultimate way […]
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Top 9 Beach Hacks For an Emerald Isle Vacation

When planning a vacation to Emerald Isle, visiting the beach is often a top priority for our guests. We have beautiful emerald waters, pristine beaches and stunning views that are second-to-none, and we want you to experience it with ease and comfort. From a few of our local beach professionals, here are some of our […]
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Best Things to Do for an NC Valentines Getaway

While it may seem that you’ve just made it through the holiday season, you’re not out of the clear yet. Now that the Christmas tree has been taken down and the lights and decorations are put away, it’s time to prepare for the next special holiday on your calendar. This one involves a lot of […]
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5 Fun Facts About Emerald Isle You Might Not Know

It’s never too soon to start planning your next Emerald Isle vacation! If it’s your first time visiting Emerald Isle, some general knowledge about the area can provide insight on what to look out for when you’re here or even help you plan your itinerary. After learning Emerald Isle’s history, town hall wonders, fishing and […]
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7 Reasons Why You Should Vacation in Emerald Isle, NC This Winter

  Looking for a cure to your wintertime blues? A winter getaway that includes a salty sea breeze with sand between your toes might be the perfect solution to combat your winter conditions. The beaches are less busy meaning you are guaranteed to find some great rentals and experience an escape from your regular winter […]
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7 Emerald Isle Vacation Rentals With Stunning Kitchens

There's no doubt that one of the biggest perks of vacation rental properties is having your own kitchen to prepare meals together with your family and friends. So, we're taking a look at the heart of the home and exploring seven Emerald Isle rental properties with stunning kitchens.
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Beach Crafts for the Home and Holiday Décor

  The holidays are a time of cheer, and just the idea of being at the beach makes us feel jolly. Harness that feeling throughout your home this year and leap into a nautical holiday season. Here are 5 easy holiday beach crafts that will provide your home or vacation rental with a coastal holiday […]
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Top 5 Tips for Planning a Holiday Vacation to Emerald Isle, NC

The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate and enjoy this festive time of year than with an Emerald Isle getaway? The town of Emerald Isle and surrounding areas are abundant with holiday spirit and small-town charm providing plenty to do for the entire family during Emerald Isle’s off-season. Browse […]
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Best Pet Friendly Vacations on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

More and more these days, the family dog is starting to be treated like more than just a pet. They are considered as almost an equal member of the family. And now when families are planning their vacations, more emphasis is placed on where they can stay, eat, and play that welcome their favorite furry […]
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The Perfect Labor Day Getaway to Emerald Isle, NC

Labor Day weekend is approaching quicker than you think and with the kids heading back to school around that time, you will want to consider planning a last-minute beach getaway before fall is in full swing. Relaxation Starts Here Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation with your toes in the sand. Emerald Isle Realty […]
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Water Safety on the Crystal Coast

  As the beach gets warmer, the beach-goers multiply, and so do many other hazards. Whether on a girl’s trip, a couple’s retreat, or a family getaway, it’s important to learn the warnings, regulations, and preventative measures ahead of time to make sure your trip is as safe as it is fun. Check the surf […]
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Vacation Rental vs. Hotel

The preference for vacation rentals over hotels has skyrocketed in the past few years, and it’s understandable why. Travelers are seeking vacation experiences that ignite their souls and make them feel more like locals than visitors. Emerald Isle Realty vacation rentals give travelers the opportunity to step back from the day-to-day, and lounge in the comfort […]
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How to Enjoy an Emerald Isle Weekend Like a Local

They say if you’re lucky enough to live at the beach, you’re lucky enough. We’re not sure who they were – but we have a feeling they were talking about Emerald Isle, which has just been voted Best North Carolina Beach by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018. On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, the sun shines […]
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5 Fun Ways to Spend Your Spring Vacation in Emerald Isle

Springtime in Emerald Isle is best spent with your toes in the sand while you enjoy the sun kissing your skin with the hint of a warm ocean breeze. If you haven’t already booked your spring getaway or made vacation plans for the next several months, there’s still time! Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront […]
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Spring Vacation Ideas for Couples and Families

With temperatures starting to rise and the sun beginning to shine, now is the best time to start planning a getaway for your family or significant other. Spring is right around the corner and there are plenty of properties at Emerald Isle Realty that are available and you still have time to take advantage of […]
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Tips for Planning a Last Minute Emerald Isle Trip This Spring

Picture it: The break room at your office is out of coffee again and you know you’ll be slammed with work until lunch. After that, you’ll spend the rest of your day checking the clock which seems to be getting slower and slower upon reaching 5 o’clock. You repeat this same routine from 9 to […]
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Best North Carolina Beach Towns to Visit this Winter

In the wintertime, the beach towns along the Crystal Coast take on a new aesthetic showcasing their history and natural coastal beauty. The towns of Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Emerald Isle and Swansboro each have their own charm and activities during winter months, and they shouldn’t be missed while you’re on vacation! Beaufort The […]
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Top 5 Tips to Help Plan a Family Spring Break to Emerald Isle

Whether you’re planning this upcoming Spring Break as a family vacation or an old friends’ getaway, Emerald Isle should be at the top of your list of destinations to visit. While the week-long vacation isn’t for several months, it’s never too soon to start looking for vacation rentals and what the Crystal Coast has in […]
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