Overview in Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle, NC, less than six square miles of island, is an easily accessible, laid back location for family fun and relaxation.  Many visitors come back to this city - with its stable economy and low crime - so often, they eventually retire here. Locals are welcoming and eager to share the beautiful sunsets and calming waves.

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Coastal Image Photography by Carolyn Temple


While Carolina’s southern coast towns all boast the amenity of temperate climates and plenty of sunshine, they are not immune to the seasonal changes. During the summer months, temperatures reach the 80s and mainly fluctuate within that range, though they can climb into the 90s. The warmest month of the year is July, with an average maximum temperature of 89.9 degrees and a 63% humidity index. During the winter months, temperatures tend to be in the 40s but can fluctuate up or down by about 15 degrees. The coldest month is January, with an average minimum temperate of 35.8 degrees. 

It should be kept in mind that June 1 to November 30 are considered the Atlantic hurricane season, and the North Carolina coast can potentially lie in a storm’s path. For more information on safety procedures, visit the town's website or call their office. 

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