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How to Find the Perfect Crystal Coast Vacation Rental

Get all the resources you need to find the perfect Crystal Coast vacation rental and make planning your next vacation or getaway a breeze.
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Crystal Coast Summer Reading List

Getting lost in a book can be a pleasant escape when you want to be transported to a new place or setting. A book can also make for a nice companion to bring along with you when you have some downtime or are looking to relax. If you have an upcoming trip to Emerald Isle […]
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Fun DIY Seashell Craft Ideas that Make Great Vacation Keepsakes

Here are a few fun DIY craft ideas using beach shells and your favorite vacation photos that will turn those family memories into cherished keepsakes.
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Visit the North Carolina Beach Towns that Inspired the Settings of Nicholas Sparks’ Best-Selling Novels

Read the books and then visit the North Carolina beach towns that inspired the settings in romance novels written by Nicholas Sparks.
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Our Favorite Recipes from the Sea

One of the best ways to get your mind off the daily grind is to do a little cooking! And what better way to really experience the coast than by treating yourself to some delicious seafood. Enjoy a little coastal living from the comforts of your own home with these tasty seafood recipes from Emerald […]
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An Emerald Isle “Photo”cation Designed to Inspire

We know that life can be a little stressful. To help you relax and do a little dreaming about the travels you and your family will soon be able to make, we’ve put together this virtual “photo”cation of Emerald Isle. We’re sure you’ll enjoy scrolling through photos of some of the most picturesque places that […]
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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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Top Places to See the Most Amazing Sunsets on NC’s Crystal Coast

When it comes to natural wonders, it’s hard to find anything more beautiful than a North Carolina sunset. Here are the best places to see unforgettable sunsets on the Crystal Coast.
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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

Plan on having a picnic while exploring the Emerald Isle area. Here’s our list of the best picnic spots to visit during a Crystal Coast vacation!
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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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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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The Perfect Labor Day Getaway to Emerald Isle, NC

Labor Day weekend will be here sooner than you think and with the kids heading back to school, it’s the perfect time for a last-minute Labor Day beach getaway!
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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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Planning a Company Retreat to Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is the perfect destination for business meetings and company retreats with tons of activities for collaborating with your coworkers and building rapport.
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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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