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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 accommodations need to feel like home away from home. We believe we’ve found that perfect beach and we can’t wait to share it with you! Visit one of the best beaches in NC: Emerald Isle!

During your visit to one of the best beaches in NC, you’ll want to pick up a couple souvenirs to remember your trip. Download our free Vacation Guide for great shops in the area! We’ve also listed our favorite restaurants, historic sites, and hiking spots on the island. Are you hoping to rent some gear to go kitesurfing or paddleboarding? Our Vacation Guide lists great facilities to visit! Spend less time searching for places to go and more time enjoying your stay on Emerald Isle with our Vacation Guide!

Visit the Best Beaches in NC

Experience the Calm and Serenity of the Beach on Coast Guard Road

To relax and get away from the crowd, check out the beaches on Coast Guard Road. Our selection of rental homes sit right on the edge of this section. Therefore, these beaches are easily accessible from a golf cart (which many of our rental homes have available for use). The beaches are wider, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and relax on the warm sand. Families love this stretch of beach, as the sandbars along the water create the perfect environment for the little ones to play.

Visit The Point on Emerald Isle, NC

While there are miles of great beaches up and down Emerald Isle’s coast, our favorite section is called “The Point.” It’s the western-most tip of Emerald Isle that tapers off into a sandbar (the “point”). This is a fantastic place for fishing or watersports.

Surf fishing is a time-honored tradition here on Emerald Isle, so make sure to bring your pole. This spot features some of the best NC surf fishing in the area! For those unfamiliar with the term, surf fishing is fishing from the beach, with your feet in the surf. Take advantage of the great Emerald Isle fishing during your stay!

If you’re looking to get out on the water, try paddleboarding. There are plenty of great paddleboard rentals in Emerald Isle, NC. There’s no better way to experience the gorgeous waters of Emerald Isle!

Grab a Bite to Eat

Spending a day on the beach is a sure-fire way to work up an appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of incredible Emerald Isle seafood restaurants to visit. Whether you’re looking for unfussy fare or an upscale experience, there’s a local restaurant that will fit the bill. One of our favorite family-friendly joints is Flipperz Family Bar & Grill. There is a range of items on the menu, so even the pickiest eater will find something to try. They also frequently feature live entertainment, so be sure to check the calendar of events.

Stay With Spinnaker’s Reach

When you visit one of the best beaches in NC, make sure you’re staying in the best rental homes on the island! Spinnaker’s Reach has an amazing selection of properties, from pet-friendly to wheelchair accessible. Use our advanced search to find your perfect rental home with all your must-have amenities and features. If you’d rather choose a rental based on location, from oceanfront to soundfront, our interactive property map is the perfect tool!

Consider renting Wishing Whale, a gorgeous oceanfront property that’s a wish-come-true! This cozy cottage-style home features nine beds and five bathrooms, and some of the most incredible views of Emerald Isle! The ground level features a hot tub, private beach walkway, and two outdoor showers. The second floor features the living room, bedrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. The third level is our favorite. This loft-style level features additional beds, a play space, and a gorgeous vista!

View the rest of our vacation rentals and book your rental home today! We look forward to having you.


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