Spinnaker's Reach Blog

Why You Need to Check Out Emerald Isle Woods Park

Do you ever wonder how Emerald Isle got its name? As the story goes, the original developers of the town flew a consultant over the property to get a good look at the island. Upon seeing the gorgeous, lush green trees surrounded by sparkling water, the developer was inspired to name... View the full post »

Visit One of the Best Beaches in NC

When it comes to beaches, we’re pretty picky. We need somewhere that’s gorgeous, with good waves and fishing. It needs to be quiet with a small-town charm, but with plenty of fun things to do. The weather needs to be as warm and as pleasant as the people and the accommodation... View the full post »

How to Have the Best Christmas Vacation in North Carolina

It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas vacation! With the months flying by, it’s best to start forming your plan for your winter holiday as early as possible. First thing’s first: Select the perfect destination for your getaway. Emerald Isle, NC, is a fantast... View the full post »

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

Are you looking for the best view of the Crystal Coast? Then climb up the Cape Lookout Lighthouse! This attraction is located on the Cape Lookout National Seashore, an incredible piece of protected land that stretches over 56 miles of undeveloped beaches. This is a great day trip... View the full post »

Discover the Best Things to Do in North Carolina in November

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun on Emerald Isle! The later months bring cooler weather, fun events, and pre-holiday relaxation. November is an especially fun time on Emerald Isle. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to host a Thanksgiving feast or a serene... View the full post »

Why You Need to Visit The Point on Emerald Isle, NC

Ask a dozen locals, “What’s the best restaurant, shop, or museum to visit during your Emerald Isle vacation?” and you’ll get a dozen different answers. Ask a dozen locals, “What’s the best beach on the island?” and you’ll get one answer every time: The Point. It... View the full post »

7 of the Best Places to Eat on Emerald Isle

Of all the things to do during your stay with Spinnaker’s Reach, enjoying a delicious meal is one of our favorites! There’s really no better way to get to know us than to try the food that defines this region. And when you spend time surfing, fishing, or exploring our stunn... View the full post »

Why You Should Visit One of the Best Beaches near Richmond, Va

      We at Spinnaker’s Reach are so lucky to get visitors from all over the country staying in our beautiful homes! Our quiet beaches and annual festivals are a draw for visitors from neighboring states, including areas like Richmond, VA. And with ou... View the full post »

Why You Need to Try Willis Seafood Market

The Crystal Coast features amazing beaches, fun attractions and a laid back atmosphere that keep families coming back year after year. All of these things make it an amazing North Carolina destination, but the delicious fresh seafood is definitely the cherry on top. The next time you visit Emerald... View the full post »

You'll Love These Family Friendly Beaches in NC

If you’re looking for a beach near a few great attractions, but would still rather avoid large crowds, try these family friendly beaches in NC. They provide a peaceful retreat with gorgeous scenery and enough activity to keep your kids engaged and happy. When you’re getting ready for yo... View the full post »

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

When the concrete and asphalt are steaming in the summer sun, it’s time to schedule a trip to one of the best beaches near Greensboro, NC: Emerald Isle. The island community on the Crystal Coast is a beautiful family-oriented town with all you need for a memorable beach vacation. Pristine sands... View the full post »

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

The NC Seafood Festival is an epic event celebrating the importance of seafood to the eastern North Carolina community. It consists of 3 days of food, fun, and family activities in Morehead City, NC. It also functions as a not-for-profit organization that allows other North Carolina non-profits,... View the full post »

Flounder Surf: What You Need to Know About This Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament

Emerald Isle is known for its great fishing, and anglers love to take full advantage of this prime location. Booking a fishing trip to Emerald Isle is one of the best ways to experience a week of relaxation with family and friends. However, the area is also known for events that showcase the mor... View the full post »

3 Amazing Things to Do in Emerald Isle, NC With Kids

The beauty and serenity that visitors find when they visit the Crystal Coast lead some people to believe that it’s best to leave their families at home. However, there are actually many family-friendly activities here, and kids love Emerald Isle just as much as their parents do! Here are three... View the full post »

3 Things You Need to Try When You Visit Crystal Coast Beaches

Crystal Coast beaches are known for their pristine beauty and naturally soothing atmosphere. They are great places to set up an umbrella, lay down a towel, and watch the clouds move across the sky. When you’re in the mood for something a bit more active, try one of these fun activities instead.... View the full post »