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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’s the local name for Emerald Isle’s western-most section, where the coast tapers off into a sandbar. There’s something about the currents in this area that make the water wonderfully warm and the fish abundant. So whether you’re looking for the perfect setting for a romantic picnic, a relaxing afternoon in the sand, or to try your hand at surf fishing, make sure you visit The Point on Emerald Isle, NC.

Do you need to rent a kayak or other beach gear for your day at The Point on Emerald Isle, NC? Download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We’ve listed great places to rent paddleboards and bicycles, as well as where you can take lessons on kitesurfing or scuba diving! With our Emerald Isle Vacation Guide, you know you’re getting the best information for the area.

Get to The Point on Emerald Isle, NC

From beach driving to surf fishing to lying in the sand, there’s plenty to do at The Point!

Beach Driving

Beach driving is a longstanding tradition here on Emerald Isle. It’s a great way for fishermen and surfers to transport equipment on the beach and find that perfect spot. If you plan on partaking, you’ll need a permit from the town. Bring a copy of your vehicle registration and driver's license with you to the town’s Administration Building to apply. Once you’re all squared away, drive to one of the ramps that give vehicles access to the beach, like the one located at the end of Inlet Drive. The speed limit on the beach is 20 mph, and driving is not permitted on the dunes. Be aware that there might be sections of the beach closed off due to erosion, and most importantly, steer clear of all beach-goers.

Surf Fishing

Another popular activity for Emerald Isle locals and visitors is surf fishing, and The Point is one of the best spots in the area! The best time for surf fishing is when the tides are changing when the water and the fish are more active. Night fishing is pretty popular in this area as well. The cool water and quiet of the night make for a perfect fishing trip. Just make sure you have your North Carolina fishing license before heading out! We also suggest reading a couple of fishing reports to familiarize yourself with angling on the Crystal Coast. Feeling competitive? Enter one of the Emerald Isle surf fishing tournaments.

Stay at a Spinnaker’s Reach Vacation Home

No matter what you decide to do during your visit to The Point on Emerald Isle, NC, make sure you’re staying in a rental home from Spinnaker’s Reach. We have the best selection of properties in town, from oceanfront to soundfront and more! Many of our homes come with golf carts available for use, which makes parking near the beach easy and convenient. Use our property map to find the ideal location and vacation rental for you and your family!

With our selection of pet-friendly homes, you won’t have to leave anyone behind! Take a look at Sunnyside Up, a gorgeous three-bedroom, four-bathroom home. The ground level includes the three bedrooms, a dining room, and a well-equipped kitchen. The second floor is where the fun happens, with a full-sized pool table, a card table, and a flat-screen TV. There is also a private pool on the property and a golf cart available to renters.

Before you book, make sure you check to see if we have any last-minute specials available! We are dedicated to making sure you are getting the best deal possible on a fantastic rental home.

Surf, sun, and sand await you and your family on Emerald Isle so why wait? Take a look at our rental properties and book your stay with us today! We look forward to having you.


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