Take an early morning walk on our wide sandy beaches. Enjoy shelling, sailing, swimming, fishing, surfing, kayaking, charter boating, and biking. Take in the natural beauty of the salt marshes.....
Bring your binoculars so you can do some birding; watch the pelicans, gulls, herons and egrets. Or turn and scan the Atlantic Ocean from the beach and see schools of dolphin gliding near shore.
Located between mileposts 15 & 21 at the western end of Bogue Banks, and overlooking Bogue Inlet and Sound, Emerald Isle is known for its family-oriented vacation beaches. This end of the island is full of cottage retreats without the shoulder-to-shoulder resort hotels, and the best way to enjoy Emerald Isle is to rent a beach cottage — ocean-front would be fabulous
— from one of the many real estate rental and sales agencies. There is something available in all price ranges and for all family and group sizes.
To get around Emerald Isle and the surrounding Crystal Coast beaches and harbor towns, you'll need a car. There is good shopping nearby and several nice restaurants.