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Your Guide to the Best Pet-Friendly Beaches in NC

Are you planning a beach vacation for your whole family, including those members with four legs? Look no further than Emerald Isle! Our beaches are clean, gorgeous, and (most importantly), pet-friendly! And with the amazing selection of dog-friendly properties from Spinnaker’s ... View the full post »

Have the Best Day Trip to Fort Macon State Park

During your stay on the shores of Emerald Isle, take a day trip to one of the best state parks in the country! Fort Macon State Park was voted the North Carolina State Park of the Year in 2015, and it’s no wonder. The park combines beautiful landscapes with a fascinating history and plent... View the full post »

The Best Things to Do at Cape Lookout National Seashore

Are you looking for a day trip that combines beautiful vistas, history, excitement, and wild horses? Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina! This beautiful preserve stretches over 56 miles of undeveloped beach. During your visit, you’ll find horses, an antique lig... View the full post »

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

Emerald Isle is a fantastic vacation destination year-round! From the warm summers to the mild winters, there’s no bad time to visit. However, when is the best time to vacation in Emerald Isle, NC? It really depends on why you’re coming. Get the inside scoop on staying the Cr... View the full post »

4 of the Best Spots to Experience Emerald Isle Nightlife

Experience Emerald Isle nightlife during your stay on the Crystal Coast! From upscale bistros to fun sports bars, there are plenty of great options for a fun night out. Discover our favorite places on the island to eat, drink, and be merry!Are you looking for more fantastic Emera... View the full post »

Enjoy a Day of Fun with Emerald Isle Adventures

A trip to Emerald Isle isn’t complete without a day spent relaxing on the ocean. Whether you’re an angler looking for a prize catch or you just want to drift along the currents of Bogue Inlet, there’s no better way to spend your vacation. The first step toward your maritime... View the full post »

2 of the Best Golf Courses Near Emerald Isle, NC

Hit the fairway during your stay in Emerald Isle! There are two fantastic golf courses just outside of town. Whether you’re a serious competitor or you simply want to enjoy an afternoon on the green, you’ll love spending a couple of hours on these Emerald Isle, NC, golf c... View the full post »

Why You Need to Attend Crystal Coast Countdown This Year

Are you hoping to start the new year in paradise? Then book a property with Spinnaker’s Reach today to attend the Crystal Coast Countdown! This multi-day celebration started small, with a nearby town holding a town-wide event for the occasion. Today, it’s transformed into an extrav... View the full post »

4 Emerald Isle Seafood Restaurants You Will Love

 With 12 miles of untouched coastline, it’s no wonder there’s so much good seafood available on Emerald Isle! During your stay, be sure to check out one of the incredible restaurants in town. From family-friendly joints to high-end eateries, you won’t have to search hard to ... View the full post »

Have a Fantastic Day at Hammocks Beach State Park!

While we firmly believe that the beaches of Emerald Isle are the most beautiful in town, we have to admit that Hammocks Beach State Park has some truly stunning vistas. The park is composed of four islands, the largest of which is Bear Island. This unspoiled island features over ... View the full post »

Get the Inside Scoop on One of the Best North Carolina Beaches in Winter

We know what you’re thinking. “Can you really have a fun beach vacation in the winter?” On Emerald Isle, you can! With our mild winters, quiet community, and year-round fun, there’s plenty to do at one of the best North Carolina beaches in winter. From state parks to aqua... View the full post »

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 »

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 »