The Emerald Isle Boating Access Area is located on Bogue Sound and is the largest boating access area on the North Carolina coast.
The facility features 4 launching ramps and plenty of parking spaces including 112 vehicle/trailer parking spaces and a separate lot with 18 single vehicle parking spaces, in addition to restrooms and a picnic area with tables.
And it’s no charge to launch your boat!
Please note: Boat launching only; no overnight mooring permitted.
Adjacent to the boat ramp, you’ll also find the Senator Jean Preston Memorial Playground, featuring ladders, slides and rides that the kids are sure to enjoy after a fun day out on the water.