Sports, Fitness and Parks in Emerald Isle, NC

Besides the sand and surf, Emerald Isle, NC has many options for those looking for other outside sports and fitness. Check out the  Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for tennis and basketball courts, a weight room, and more. There is also a four mile walking path for those looking to run and bike and enjoy the mild weather all year long.

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Beach Wheels Bike Rentals Emerald Isle Sports, Fitness and Parks
1502 Salter Path Rd.
Indian Beach, NC 28512
(252) 240-BIKE (2453)

Offering "different spokes for different folks," Beach Wheels Bike Rentals provides one of the best and largest selections of bicyles and related equipment on Bogue Banks. In addition to their location in Indian Beach, NC, Beach Wheels has free pickup and delivery to Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, and Emerald...more about Beach Wheels Bike Rentals

Fitness Centers

7506 Emerald Isle Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-6350

The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Community Center is open to residents and nonresidents, offering a full-size gym for basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer. Group fitness classes include BODY SCULPT, DANCE FUSION, H.I.I.T., POUND, STEP, STRONG by Zumba, TABATA, YOGA, and ZUMBA.  Adult programs: S.A.F.E. & RETRANSITIONS. Check their website for days,...more about Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Community Center

710 Corbett Avenue
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 325-7318

With Life Fitness Equipment and a variety of high energy workout classes for beginners to advanced, Swansboro Health & Fitness is the place to keep you healthy and fit. They have an "X" Fit Equipment outside with tires, sledgehammers, rubber plates, power ropes, sled, and other challenging items. Members receive a...more about Swansboro Health & Fitness

Running and Walking

Western Ocean Regional Access
101 Islander Dr
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

March 27, 2021  Be a winner by joining Emerald Isle Half-Marathon or 5K with the multitude expected for this spring race. Organizers endorse a healthy, active lifestyle and are hosting this event to benefit the Emerald Isle bike path, which is enjoyed by runners, cyclists, children, and walkers all year round. There are...more about Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K


Broad Creek, Newport, Beaufort or Down East area
Emerald Isle
Morehead City, NC

The county parks in Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Carteret County, Emerald Isle, Western Carteret, and Swansboro offer a youth volleyball association for girls aged 9 to 14. The player's age is determined by age as of August 1, and the divisions are ages 9 to 10, ages 11 to 12, and...more about Crystal Coast Youth Volleyball Association


208 West Main Street
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 325-3600

Mandala Yoga Center, located in historic downtown Swansboro, is the go-to place for relaxation, restoration, and wellness services. Besides yoga classes, their services include naturopathic medicine, medication therapy management, chiropractic, and nutrition. For relaxation and healing, they offer Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Therapeutic & Sports Massage, Signature...more about Mandala Yoga Center

Municipal and City Parks

behind Emerald Isle Town Hall
7500 Emerald Isle Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

Located behind the Emerald Isle Town Hall, this park features tennis courts, a basketball court, a picnic shelter and a children's playground. Use of the tennis courts requires reservations, which must be made in person. There is a small fee for use of the tennis courts....more about Blue Heron Park & Tennis Courts

Coast Guard Rd.
Emerald Isle, NC

Located along Coast Guard Road, this soundside, 41-acre park features walking trails and sound access in addition to a birding trail, grills, a picnic pavilion, restrooms and a pier....more about Emerald Isle Woods

2701 Emerald Dr. (beside pier)
Emerald Isle, NC

Merchants Park is on the south side of Emerald Drive and offers parking, picnic tables, a shelter and restroom facilities. There is no public beach access from this site....more about Merchants Park

Carteret County Parks and Recreation
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