Why Vacation in Emerald Isle?


Why Vacation in Emerald Isle?

For over 30 years now Emerald Isle has been a vacation destination for thousands. In the past the majority of the Island’s visitors were from other Eastern NC communities which is why the beauty of our beaches are such a well-kept secret! However, now the word is out… Emerald Isle, NC is beautiful and affordable! Now that we are being discovered by more and more folks, the opportunity to meet and host first time visitors year after year is something we all can’t help but love!

Where is Emerald Isle NC located?

Emerald Isle is the Western half and Atlantic Beach is the Eastern Half of the barrier island known as Bogue Banks. The Island is connected to the mainland by 2 bridges. The bridge from Cape Carteret is the most convenient as it brings you directly into our town of Emerald Isle. Emerald Isle is located approximately 2 ½ hours from Raleigh NC, 4 hours from Richmond VA, and 7 hours from the Washington DC area. Locally we are just a 30 minute drive from Jacksonville, NC as well as Morehead City, NC.
Once you have settled into your Emerald Isle Vacation Rental you can easily take day trips to the neighboring towns of Beaufort NC, New Bern NC, Swansboro NC, and Morehead City NC. All of those municipalities offer an abundance of independent retailers and restauranteurs which make it impossible for you not to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of the shopping malls and chain restaurants of faraway cities.

Where to Stay in Emerald Isle NC?

Emerald Isle, NC is one of the rare beach communities where rental homes are not only in abundance but they are the accommodation of choice. Our beaches are lined with Oceanfront homes that have private entrances however public beach accesses are every block or so for those staying within walking distance. The majority of public accesses do not offer parking unless you have peddled over on a beach cruiser as bike racks are usually an option.

The private community of Spinnaker’s Reach is located about a half mile away from the South Western tip of the Island, affectionately coined "The Point”. Our neighborhood is one that as soon as you pull past the entrance you can feel the family fun and spirit of a beach vacation! During the day everyone is out and about enjoying the community walkways, swimming pools, and snapping photos of the many deer, turtles, and other coastal wildlife they meet while meandering around our quiet streets.

Spinnaker’s Reach is a true vacation rental home community, that’s right… all of the properties you will find here are homes, we do not offer any condos or rooms. The majority of our homes offer private pools as well as golf carts which are there to offer a welcoming ride after a hard day at the beach. Hmm… should the phrase "hard day” and "at the beach” even be written together? We don’t think so that is why they neighborhood offers oceanfront golf cart parking for our guests!

Let our team here at Spinnaker’s Reach Realty help guide you with your vacation plans. We are available to assist 7 days a week 9am – 5pm and love to talk about the Island we call home!
Be sure to stay tuned for more Blog Posts, we will write again soon!