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 having abundant fishing, beautiful beaches, and fun events. Discover a couple of our favorite Morehead City, NC, attractions!

We’ve listed a couple of our favorite Morehead City, NC, attractions below. If you’re interested in learning about some great Emerald Isle attractions, download our free Vacation Guide! Discover the best restaurants, shops, fishing spots, and more along the Crystal Coast!

Check out the Best Morehead City, NC, Attractions

Upcoming Events in Morehead City

While it may appear from the outside that Morehead is a quiet seaside town, it actually is home to two of the biggest events in the area! Every October, Morehead City hosts the famous NC Seafood Festival. Hundreds of visitors flock to the area for the festival, which features plenty of rides, vendors, and music to enjoy. The highlight of the festival, however, is the scrumptious seafood. Morehead, in particular, is known for its abundant fishing, so you’ll definitely eat well when you attend this festival.

Speaking of seafood, be sure to check out the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. Every June, you’ll be able to try to catch the biggest blue marlin for a cash prize. Be sure to check out the other great events taking place during the week!

Another famous upcoming event in Morehead City, NC, is the Crystal Coast Countdown. This yearly celebration began in 2010 when the mayor of Morehead challenged his staff to put together a fabulous New Year’s party. His team delivered, and Morehead City hosted its first New Year’s Crab Pot Drop. Since then, the event has grown into a multi-jurisdictional extravaganza, with the nearby towns hosting their own events. The highlight is always Morehead City’s famous drop.

Take an Ecotour

Learn about conservation by taking an Ecotour! Crystal Coast Ecotours is based out of Morehead City and offers half-day, full-day, and two-day personalized tours. Captain Jess is dedicated to showing you the hidden treasures of the Crystal Coast and giving your family some memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy fishing, clamming, crabbing, shelling, as well as bird, horse, and dolphin-watching! That’s a full day of fun with Crystal Coast Ecotours!

Stay with Spinnaker’s Reach

After your day enjoying Morehead City, NC, attractions, return to your beautiful rental home from Spinnaker’s Reach. We have the best selection of properties in Emerald Isle, all located in one beautiful neighborhood that’s just a short walk from the beach.

Consider booking our stunning second-row duplex, Awave from it All. This property is just a few homes down from the community pool that’s open to all guests of Spinnaker’s Reach. The first floor of this property features a small foyer which leads to a den with a daybed, a twin sleeper sofa, and a TV. The second floor is the “bedroom floor,” with a master suite which features a king-sized bed, a queen bedroom, and a king bedroom. Each of the rooms includes a private bathroom, and both of the king bedrooms have access to the shady covered deck which is equipped with a cozy hammock! The top floor is the main living area. Here, you’ll find the living room, dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen.

Take a look at our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.