The beaches are the main attraction on the Crystal Coast for good reason. The clean, wide, uncrowded beaches of Emerald Isle, N.C., are perfect for swimming, surfing, walking and relaxing, but don’t think that’s all there is to do! The region’s year-round mild weather means that outdoor activities rule. Fishing, boating, tennis, kite-boarding and paddle-boarding, kayaking, and many other outdoor sports are quite popular here. We offer the information you’ll need to get going with any of these activities.
Emerald Isle is a lovely community, with only a handful of events and cultural opportunities. There is no lack of activity, however, in the nearby towns of Swansboro, Morehead City and Beaufort. If you don’t know where to start, our Daytrips section suggests a way to spend a day in the Emerald Isle area.
If you’re looking for something else to do, peruse our Volunteer Opportunities section to lend a hand. If you’ve fallen in love with someone AND the Crystal Coast, see our Weddings section, which will help you plan one of the best things to do in Emerald Isle – get married!