Things to do in Emerald Isle.
Emerald Isle is a delightful southern-facing coastal paradise, providing family-friendly attractions and things to do all year long. Ranging from
to golf to exploring the Intra Costal Waterway on a Jet Ski, there are plenty of activities that encourage visitors to get the most out of their time spent on the Isle. Splashing in the cool Atlantic and lounging under a beach umbrella is indeed the epitome of vacationing, nevertheless be sure to check out all the enjoyment the Crystal Coast offers! There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Emerald Isle NC; join us today, Book Online or
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Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast are home to many exciting dining opportunities. Click for some of our favorite options!
The focal point of any vacation to Emerald Isle are the miles of pristine beaches along our gentle coastline. Locals will tell you that The Point is a spectacular beach not to be missed!
Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast offer several lovely and scenic parks, as well as plenty of public accesses for recreation and other activities.
Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast offer several public parking beach accesses.
Emerald Isle is truly a water lovers paradise, and one of the best ways to experience the area is from the water. Whether you own a boat or need to rent one, Emerald Isle has what you need.
Conveniently located in the 6800 block of Emerald Isle, this facility includes 4 launching ramps and parking for 112 vehicle/trailer combinations, and a separate parking lot with 18 single vehicle spaces. No Fee Required.
Emerald Isle is the ultimate playground for personal watercraft, with miles upon miles of flat water exploration among the tidal islands of Bogue Sound or out in the open waters of the Atlantic.
If no vacation is complete without a trip to the links, Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast have several outstanding courses to test your golfing skills.
How can you make a beach vacation without at least one trip to the mini-links for some golfing and karting fun? Emerald Isle has several destinations to choose from, so pack your A game!
Off shore? Shore casting? Trolling? Charter? Black water? Pier? Just tell us what you'd like to catch and we'll tell you where to go to hook your dinner!
Whether you're looking to ride from one end of the island to the other, or just enjoy a pedal on the beach, Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast has great biking opportunities.
This family owned waterpark features a wide variety of water slides, wading pools and tubes to entertain kids of all ages. The park also includes an arcade and snack bar, and is located close to other fun family activities in Emerald Isle.
Located a short distance away in Pine Knoll Shores, the NC Aquarium offers a spectacular way to view and learn about the local aquatic wildlife. The kids will love it.
Take a Day Trip to one of our neighboring towns!
Historic Swansboro is an idyllic fishing villa ge filled with great seafood restaurants, quaint shops and plenty of local charm. Make time to discover a classic Outer Banks community.
Another cla ssic Outer Banks village, Beaufort is home to several great festivals and numerous shops, museums and restaura nts. Steeped in history and local lore, a visit to Beaufort is a must.
Nestled in Beaufort Inlet, Morehead City is a bu stling seaside hub! Rich in culture and tradition Morehead City is host to many local artists and art galleries.
F ascinating historical 19th century Civil War fort, recreation area with lifeguard-protected swimming, bathhouse and picnic area. Civil War reenactments performed in summer months.
Shackelford Banks is a barrier island system on the coast of Carteret County, NC. It contains a herd of wild horses, scallops, crabs and various sea animals, including summer nesting by loggerhead turtles.
Located on the uninhabited Bear Island just west of Emerald Isle across Bogue Inlet, this park has miles of pristine beaches to explore. The island is accessible by ferry, boat or kayak.
A boat ride three miles off-shore brings your to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, and tons of history.