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3 of the Best Beaches Near Durham, NC

While Durham is a wonderful place to live, sometimes you need a quiet break from the city. Luckily, there’s an excellent beach town that’s less than three hours away. Emerald Isle is home to some of the best beaches near Durham, NC. Plus, if you book your stay on Emerald Isle... View the full post »

The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade and What You Need to Know

Ring in the holidays with the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade! There’s no better way to get in the holiday mood than with this annual event. With decorated floats and flotillas, candy, and an appearance by The Big Man himself, you and your family will love attending this event.... View the full post »

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Is One of the Best Attractions in the State

If you’re looking for a fantastic day trip, consider visiting the best lighthouse near Emerald Isle, located at the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse, built in the mid-19th century, is an excellent attraction for the whole family. You’ll be able to learn about ... View the full post »

Visit Some of the Best Grocery Stores in Emerald Isle Nc

If you’re traveling to Emerald Isle for a beach vacation, you may want to stock up on the essentials. While we have a great many wonderful restaurants in town, we find that many of our guests prefer to take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchens in our stunning rental home... View the full post »

Your Guide to the Best Time to Visit Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle is a quiet seaside town that combines friendly locals, pristine beaches, gorgeous weather, and kid-friendly activities. Countless visitors have chosen our beautiful town as their annual vacation spot, and we hope that you do the same. But when is the best time to vis... View the full post »

Emerald Isle vs. Atlantic Beach: Which is the Better Destination?

Are you choosing which quiet seaside town you should visit for your trip to the Crystal Coast? The choice isn’t always apparent at first glance, especially when debating Emerald Isle vs. Atlantic Beach, NC. When you look a little closer, however, the answer starts to reveal i... View the full post »

Why You Need to Have the Meal of a Lifetime at Caribsea in Emerald Isle

There’s no better time to treat yourself to a world-class meal than while you’re on vacation! If you’re looking for the perfect restaurant at which to dine during your trip, we’ve got just the place! Caribsea in Emerald Isle utilizes the incredible selection of fresh and local ingre... View the full post »

Visit One of the Best Beaches in NC

When it comes to your annual beach vacation, you need to find somewhere that’s quiet, clean, warm, and has something for everyone in your family. You’re looking for gentle waves, soft sand, friendly locals, and that peaceful atmosphere that will allow you to relax fully. While there are... View the full post »

Why You Need to Try One of the Top Beaches Near Greensboro, NC

If you’re planning a vacation from the busy city of Greensboro, you’re going to want to go somewhere quiet, with miles of pristine shoreline and clear water. Luckily, there’s a town less than four hours away that has everything you need for a peaceful getaway. Emerald Isle is one of t... View the full post »

Come to the NC Seafood Festival for a Fun Family Feast!

You won’t want to miss one of the most highly-anticipated events along the Crystal Coast! The NC Seafood Festival is a three-day event with plenty of great food and family-friendly fun. Seafood is such an important part of coastal towns in this area, and this festival is the perfect place... View the full post »

3 of the Best Beach Homes for Weekend Getaways in NC for Families

If you’re in need of a quiet escape, Emerald Isle is the place for you. With friendly residents, miles of pristine shoreline, and an outstanding selection of rental properties from Spinnaker’s Reach, you’ll be able to unwind with your family. Want to find out the best renta... View the full post »

5 of the Best Paddle Board Rentals in Emerald Isle, NC

If you’re looking for a relaxing activity out on the water, consider paddleboarding! The Bogue Sound is a fantastic spot for a leisurely day on the water. There’s no experience required - this popular hobby is easy to learn and a great way to enjoy the quiet beauty of this re... View the full post »

Explore the Best of the Crystal Coast Beaches

If you’re looking for the ideal beach destination, you won’t find anywhere better than the Crystal Coast! This region contains some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as some charming small towns that are perfect for your family vacation. Discover what makes ... View the full post »

Check Out Some of the Best Events Near Emerald Isle!

If you’re searching for something fun to do during your Emerald Isle getaway, why not check to see if there’s a fun event happening around town? From marathon races that benefit charities to music festivals, you’ll find a little bit of everything along the Crystal Coast. Check ou... View the full post »

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival and What You Need to Know

  Celebrate the end of summer with the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival! This annual event is a great way to say goodbye to the season before we all head back to school and work. Typically held during the last Saturday in September, this event co... View the full post »