Winter Beach Getaways on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast


Let’s face it, when it starts to get cold, there’s nothing you’d rather do than take a winter beach getaway to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! Nothing warms you up faster than a nice walk along the beach as you listen to the sound of the waves as they crash onto the shore and breathe in the cool fresh air.

Winter Getaways on Emerald Isle NC Beaches

Need an excuse to take the family away?

Winter beach vacations are truly the best! During the summer months, the beaches tend to get a little more crowded. But during the offseason, you may just find that you have large stretches of the beach all to yourself to enjoy.

And to top it off, the winter months are the best time of year to get great deals with offseason rates on vacation rentals. Emerald Isle Realty offers some amazing winter specials that are hard to refuse. If you’re looking for something comfortable and cozy, our Classic Carolina beach cottages offer an authentic beach experience perfect for romantic winter getaways with that special someone.

Or if a few days will simply not be enough, choose from a number of affordable winter monthly rentals. Trade in those snowy days for sand and fun in the sun on some of North Carolina’s most amazing beaches.

Family Dinners and Celebrations at Vacation Rentals in Emerald Isle

A winter beach vacation offers the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends. Our beach vacation homes are spacious and packed full of amenities. Choose one of our homes with a gourmet kitchen, large enough to host a holiday dinner for the family. Or enjoy some fun family competition during a game of pool or air hockey in one of our vacation rentals with a game room.

There’s no better present to give the family than a beach vacation to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast!


What winter activities can you enjoy in Emerald Isle?

Weather on the Crystal Coast tends to be mild enough to enjoy the beach throughout most months of the year, even in the winter months. Fishing is a year-round sport that doesn’t take a seat during the cooler months. Drop a line off Bogue Inlet Pier and you’ll find oysters and clams, bluefish, trout and sea bass. And bring your catch back to enjoy for dinner at your beach house rental.

Fishing on Beaches in Emerald Isle NC

Take a day trip to explore the beach communities near Emerald Isle. Beaufort offers a historic and picturesque downtown on the waterfront that is filled with plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. Spend an afternoon exploring the quaint souvenir shops and galleries for local treasures to take home. Then finish the day off with a stop at one of the local eateries offering fresh local seafood and other culinary dishes that are sure to please.

Shopping and Dining on Downtown Beaufort Waterfront

For those chilly days or when you just prefer to do something inside, visit the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores which brings the sea creatures indoors for you to enjoy while staying warm.

Another great spot to visit is New Bern, located just 40 minutes from Emerald Isle. Stop at the birthplace of Pepsi Cola and learn about the creation of the popular soft drink. Then make your way to Tryon Palace for a step back in time to the colonial days. Take a guided tour of some of the historic homes or meander along the paths that wind through the 16 acres of stunning gardens.


Whether you’re looking for a non-traditional holiday vacation or just want to get away from the cold, Emerald Isle is the perfect spot for your next winter beach getaway or month-long retreat!

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