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! Visit Emerald Isle to enjoy one of the best family vacation spots on the East Coast!

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Visit One of the Best Family Vacation Spots on the East Coast

Emerald Isle is a gorgeous town on Bogue Banks Island and is part of the famous Crystal Coast in North Carolina. You’ll find a little bit of everything in our small community, from fun water parks to golf courses. No matter your interests, there’s something to capture your attention in Emerald Isle.

Visit the Beach

Enjoy hours of endless fun on the Atlantic Ocean! One of the main draws of Emerald Isle is the miles of pristine shoreline. When you stay in a home from Spinnaker’s Reach, you’ll be just a short stroll from the gorgeous beaches along Coast Guard Road. Spend a day relaxing on the sand or swimming in the water during your vacation. Your kids will love being able to search for seashells or sand dollars, and you’ll love how well they’ll sleep after a day of sun and shore!

If you’re feeling adventurous, consider learning how to kiteboard or paddleboard while you’re here. Blown Kiteboarding and Carolina Kitesurfing both offer lessons during the summer. There’s no equipment or experience required! For something a little more relaxing, check out Carolinas Kitesurfing’s stand-up paddle tours. Explore Bogue Sound with a guide and get some great exercise at the same time!

Go Fishing

Fishing is more than just a hobby in Emerald Isle! It’s a passion for locals and visitors alike. If you’re planning on casting a line during your stay, consider stopping by Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier. This iconic Emerald Isle spot has was built in 1957 and has been bringing visitors to the town ever since. There’s some great fishing to be had at this spot, as evident from their famous fishing report. Bogue Inlet is a must for any visiting angler but especially for anyone visiting from out-of-state. When you purchase a pass at the pier, you don’t need a fishing license.

There is also a great selection of fishing charters available locally. Three of our favorite Emerald Isle fishing charters include Capt. Stacy Fishing Center, Emerald Isle Adventures, and Sandbar Safari. Each of these companies will give you a fun day on the water, reeling in the big catch!

Stay with Spinnaker’s Reach

Be sure to book the best vacation rental when you visit the best family vacation spots on the East Coast! Spinnaker’s Reach has an incredible selection of properties located in one gorgeous neighborhood.

Consider booking Seaside Retreat, our six-bedroom, five-bathroom home that features three levels of gorgeous living space. This home is perfect for families traveling with small children. You won’t have to sacrifice privacy or comfort. The kids will love spending time in the game room downstairs while the adults enjoy the open living space on the third floor.

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


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