The small communities of Indian Beach and Salter Path, located in between Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores, are scenic Crystal Coast destinations in their own right. Home to some of the area's favorite attractions, multiple options for weekly stays or long-term escapes, and plenty of gorgeous beaches and docks for travelling mariners, this region of the southern Outer Banks has just about everything a beach vacationer could ask for.

A park at Indian Beach, NC

The region is best known for its beaches first and foremost, but also for its extensive collection of lodging options. Guests can stay in the beach-worthy cottages and expansive vacation homes that the Crystal Coast is known for, through weeklong vacation rentals offered by local property management companies, but there are also a variety of other accommodations available as well.Both communities are home to several larger condo developments with an all-inclusive resort atmosphere, such as the Summer Winds Complex and the Grande Villas, (both oceanfront retreats), as well as a number of mobile home parks for extended stays. Among the largest of these parks is the Tradewinds Trailer Park, which is adjacent to the Tradewinds Marina, and features leases for in water boat slips, as well as boat and Jet Ski lift slips. The Tradewinds website, http://tradewindsmarinallc.com/, has a complete listing of all leases available, including boat slips, neighboring real estate, and even boats and other maritime items for sale.

Colorful homes in Indian Beach, NC

Though not large communities by any stretch of the imagination, Indian Beach and Salter Path both have their own unique attractions to keep vacationers entertained off the sand. Visitors can enjoy a day of family fun at the "Lost Treasure Miniature Golf," an extensive mini golf course that requires a quick but entertaining train ride to access the top of the 18-hole terrain. There's also a water sports rentals complex for wave runners, jet skis, kayaking, banana boats and stand up paddle boarding, a beauty shop, and a spa for a truly relaxing off-the-beach excursion.

Colorful homes in Indian Beach, NC

The region is also home to a small but delectable range of shops and restaurants, including a local fish market, a Drive-In and BBQ joint, and several seafood restaurants that specialize in local fresh catches and southern hospitality.

There are several public beach access points throughout the town, but visitors will soon discover that regardless of which area of Salter Path and Indian Beach they prefer, they're always close to the shoreline. The trailer parks, condo developments, and vacation rental homes are all located within a 5-10 minute stroll of the waterfront, ensuring that regardless of where a vacationer lands, the water is waiting just around the block.

Large enough to have ample entertainment and accommodation options off the beach, but small enough so that the gorgeous Crystal Coast shoreline remains the star of the scene, the Indian Beach and Salter Path communities are ideal vacation destinations for any Eastern NC fan who wants to pull in, drop anchor, and enjoy lazy days along one of East Coast's most attractive beaches. Plan an extended stay at one of the region's many accommodating trailer parks, or reserve a weekend at a local condominium resort, and discover these communities' charms during your next Crystal Coast escape.

 

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites Beaufort

Kitty Hawk Kites has remodeled and opened its new doors directly on the Beaufort waterfront. This shop offers the leading selection of kites, wind art, toys, t-shirts and apparel, Hobie kayaks, and more. In addition, stop by and make your reservation for one of our new Beaufort adventures:

Downtown Swansboro

Downtown Swansboro

Downtown Swansboro certainly brings the town's mantra as the "Friendly City by the Sea" to life. Home to a number of acclaimed art galleries, restaurants, shops, and fun events for locals and visitors alike during virtually any time of year, a visit to the community's busiest section of town is sure to be a highlight of any Eastern North Carolina vacation.

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park, located outside the eastern borders of Atlantic Beach, is one of the most visited and highly acclaimed destinations along the Crystal Coast, and for good reason. The expansive 389 acre park, which features gorgeous inlet views, fantastic beaches, and plenty of history in plain view around every sand dune, always tops the list of Crystal Coast attractions that can't be missed.

MCAS Cherry Point

MCAS Cherry Point

The Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point located in Havelock is a local institution that was founded in July of 1941, just months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and which celebrates an honorable tradition as a marine training facility and eastern North Carolina base, as well as the permanent home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.