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Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Activities and Things to Do Along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks are rich in natural beauty and offer and abundance of outdoor activities for young and old alike. Whether you’re looking for things to do outdoors on a long weekend getaway or entertaining the whole family for a week-long vacation, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Discover more ways to […]
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Best Shelling Beaches in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

For locals and visitors alike, a favorite pastime on the Outer Banks is taking a scenic stroll along the beach, breathing in the fresh ocean air and finding beautiful seashells along the way. If you know where to look, the area can be a beachcomber’s paradise, with a variety of seashells ranging in size, color […]
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Celebrating Vacation Rental Week

Emerald Isle Realty is thrilled to participate in the first annual Vacation Rental Week – the vacation rental industry’s first of its kind! We would like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for both guests and property owners alike, and to encourage you to book a […]
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Where to Go for a Couple’s Weekend Getaway in North Carolina

It’s a no-brainer that Emerald Isle is a wonderful destination for family reunions and friend vacations, but it’s just as enjoyable for a group of two looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Whether you’re here this weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day or planning a spring escape for two, we’ve put together some of the best places […]
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5 Tips to Help Plan a Family Spring Break to Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle, North Carolina is the ideal destination for fun family beach vacations, and Spring break is no different. If you’re one of our regular visitors, then welcome back! But if you’ve never been to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, then you probably know that you’ve been missing out. Emerald Isle and its surrounding beach communities […]
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Best Things to Do During the Holidays on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

With the holidays in full swing, it is one of the best times to visit the Crystal Coast with friends or family! Cooler weather, fewer crowds and small-town holiday decorations make the perfect backdrop for a memorable vacation that could possibly become a fun tradition for years to come. Whether you are visiting the Crystal […]
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A Beginner’s Guide to the Crystal Coast Beach Communities

Our name may be “Emerald Isle Realty”, but as many of you know, we have vacation rentals and homes for sale in many different areas of the Crystal Coast. In fact, our communities make up a large portion of the 85 miles of coastline on the southernmost part of the Outer Banks. So, if you’re […]
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Top Places to See the Most Amazing Sunsets on NC’s Crystal Coast

When it comes to natural wonders, it’s hard to find much that compares to the majesty of a beautiful North Carolina sunset. From the muted hues of red, orange and pink, to the quiet whisper of the sun dropping behind the horizon, it is one of the best things you can experience outdoors. Especially, if […]
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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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