Spinnaker's Reach Blog

What You Will Find at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium

Traveling with kids can be a hassle. While the sand, sun, and surf is enough entertainment for most of us, it might be wise to have a backup plan during your Emerald Isle vacation. Luckily, there are a number of great attractions nearby. One of the best is the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. It combi... View the full post »

Emerald Isle vs Outer Banks: How to Choose the Best One for Your Family

If you’re planning your first visit to Emerald Isle, you might be a little confused on how the Crystal Coast and the Outer Banks are split up, as well as what makes them so different. While these areas are both coastal regions in North Carolina and very close in proximity,... View the full post »

Your Guide to the Best NC Surf Fishing

Surf fishing is more than just a hobby here on Emerald Isle: it’s a way of life! And luckily for us, Emerald Isle is one of the best places for surf fishing in North Carolina. There are plenty of opportunities to cast your line during your vacation. With our tips (and with a little b... View the full post »

How to Have an Awesome Emerald Isle 4th of July

Celebrate our nation’s independence in one of the most gorgeous beachfront towns in the U.S! An Emerald Isle 4th of July is a celebration unlike any other. Aside from a stunning display of colorful fireworks, we put on our Crystal Coast spin on the day with an ongoing concert s... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

The 60th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is taking place from June 8 to 16, 2018! This beloved event brings anglers from all over the region to the coastline to reel in the blue marlins. There are a ton of great events happening during the contest, so be sure to register for the... View the full post »

Your Ultimate Guide to Weekend Getaways from D.C.

Are you craving a break from the stress and crowds that come with living in our nation’s capital? Do you need some sun, surf, and sand to melt away the stress of busy city life? We know the perfect destination for your beach getaways from D.C. Emerald Isle, NC, is the perfect h... View the full post »

Take One Of the Best Weekend Getaways from Charlotte

While Charlotte is undeniably a beautiful, bustling city with plenty to do, city live can be tiring! Sometimes, you just need the salty air and gentle waves of the beach. Next time you’re planning weekend getaways from Charlotte, consider enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating we... View the full post »

Have the Best Family Fun Day at This Emerald Isle Water Park!

Are you looking for the perfect family-friendly attraction to visit during your stay on Emerald Isle, NC? You’re in luck! The Salty Pirate Water Park happens to be the premier Emerald Isle water park. With plenty of fun water-based attractions that will keep the kids (and even ... View the full post »

Have a Great Trip to One of the Best Beaches Near Raleigh, NC!

Go from concrete jungle to coastal paradise when you take a trip to one of the many great beaches near Raleigh, NC! Whether you’re planning a family vacation, lovers’ retreat, girlfriends’ getaway, or fishing trip, we know the perfect destination. Enjoy the best... View the full post »

How to Find the Best Family Vacation Spots on the East Coast

Have you ever felt pressure to make sure that your family vacation is perfect? Sometimes it feels like there’s so much riding on creating a perfect week that it can take away the fun of the moment. Finding good family vacation destinations doesn’t have to be a struggle... View the full post »

3 of the Best Beaches Near Durham, NC

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Durham, NC, we know just the place to go! Emerald Isle is the perfect retreat from the Bull City. With miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches and clear water, you’ll have the beach vacation of a lifetime in our town. Plus, Durham is j... View the full post »

Check out These Great Things to Do at the Beach with Kids

When it comes to planning a vacation with children, it can seem like you’re preparing for a major exam. You want to make sure that your days are packed with exciting attractions that are going to make everyone in your family happy. This can be especially challenging when visi... View the full post »

2 of the Best Airports Near Emerald Isle, NC

Are you planning on flying to Emerald Isle for your summer vacation? First thing’s first: deciding which airport to use. While there are no direct flights to Emerald Isle, NC, there are a couple of good options for great airports nearby. Let us help you decide which of the airp... View the full post »

2 of the Best Morehead City, NC, Attractions

During your week-long stay in a rental home from Spinnaker’s Reach, you may decide to venture to one of the nearby cities for a day trip! One of the great local places to visit is Morehead City. Located just under 40 minutes from Emerald Isle, Morehead City is known for h... View the full post »

Your Guide to the Best Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Emerald Isle, NC

What’s a vacation without the whole family? With our pet-friendly rentals in Emerald Isle, NC, you won’t have to leave your four-legged friends at home. Plus, with Spinnaker’s Reach incredible selection of stunning properties, you won’t have to compromise luxury or lo... View the full post »