By Emerald Isle Realty

April 24, 2023

Emerald Isle is one of the beach communities that make up North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Its pristine shoreline stretches for 12 miles with the sound to the north and the ocean to the south.

See what makes this coastal community one of the state's top beach destinations and plan your visit to Emerald Isle, North Carolina today!

Emerald Isle’s beaches are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Build a sandcastle, go swimming, shelling or simply stroll the beaches. 

1. Miles of pristine beaches and emerald, green waters

Get out on the water and go kayaking, surfing, parasailing or paddleboarding. Explore miles of hiking and biking trails or play a round of golf.

2. Plentiful activities both on and off the water

Enjoy fishing year-round in Emerald Isle. Cast a line off Bogue Inlet Pier, go surf fishing or head for deep waters to catch the big one on a fishing charter.

3. A fisherman’s paradise year round

Emerald Isle is home to an array of fun family attractions ranging from amusement parks to water parks to museums, an aquarium and more.

4. Fun family attractions for all ages

Cape Lookout Lighthouse and National Seashore is the coast’s most treasured gem. Enjoy the views, see the wild horses, go shelling or swimming.

5. Home to some of the coast’s best national parks 

From dolphins and loggerhead turtles to wild horses, birds and more, the coastal waters of Emerald Isle are home to an abundance of marine life and wildlife.

6. A sanctuary for marine and wildlife

Explore the quaint shops in Beaufort, get a taste of the area’s best seafood in Morehead City or stroll the boardwalk in Atlantic Beach.

7. Charming beach communities to explore

The Crystal Coast is known for its majestic sunsets. Sit back, relax and watch as the sun sets over the emerald, green waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

8. Amazing sunsets like nothing you’ve ever seen

From the freshest local seafood to chef-driven menus to restaurants with the best water views, enjoy great local dining that can fit any budget.

9. Fresh seafood and amazing local cuisine

From oceanfront rentals that put the beach just steps away to soundfront rentals where Bogue Sound is your backyard, find your perfect home away from home.

10. Stunning vacation rentals that make you feel right at home

"Emerald isle is so special. The people are down-to-earth, it’s absolutely beautiful scenery, clean air, clean water. You cross the bridge during the summertime, and you feel that the island is alive."

Now is the time to book the vacation you’ve been waiting for. Plan your visit to Emerald Isle, North Carolina today!