Events & Activities on the
Crystal Coast

Looking for a way to get out, have some fun, and celebrate life on the Crystal Coast? There's so much to do, see, and enjoy here, it's never hard to find a way to have a good time. Check out some of our favorite activities and events on the Crystal Coast.

Local Activities

Beautiful Beaches

Every day on the Crystal Coast is a day at the beach! We've got miles of pristine white-sand beaches, 65 miles of which is protected shoreline at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Some of our favorite beach spots include:

  • The Bogue Banks: Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Emerald Isle
  • Bogue Sound: Morehead City, Western Crystal Coast
  • Rachel Carson Reserve
  • Down East
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore

Outstanding Exploration

You don't have to be on the beach to be having a wonderful outdoor adventure. The Crstal Coast is much more than just shoreline—we've got everything from hiking and biking to paddling and fishing to golfing and tennis. Take a look:

  • Hiking: Cape Lookout National Seashore, Rachel Carson Reserve, Fort Macon State Park, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Boating: Exploration, water sports, shipwrecks and scuba diving
  • Fishing: Fishing charters, marinas, shallow-water fishing, deep-sea fishing, and more!
  • Golfing: Star Hill Golf Club, Morehead City Country Club, Brandywine Bay Golf Club, Crystal Coast Country Club, North River Golf Club

Amazing Eateries

If there's one thing the Crystal Coast has a lot of, it's delicious restaurants! From super-fresh seafood to original takes on old classics, the Crystal Coast has something to offer every diner. Take a look:

  • Blue Moon Bistro - Beaufort
  • Front Street Grill & Stillwater Cafe - Beaufort
  • The Ruddy Duck Tavern - Morehead City
  • Amos Mosquito's Swampside Cafe - Atlantic Beach
  • El's Drive-In - Morehead City
  • Red Fish Grill - Morehead City
  • Island Grille - Atlantic Beach

Downtown Delights

The Crystal Coast has tons of outdoor adventures, but we've also got plenty of fun in-town fun to be had, too. We've got art and theatre, drinks and dining, libraries and museums, retail shopping, and more.

  • Downtown Morehead City: Shopping, dinning, theatre and art, tons of activities, and a beautiful waterfront and marina to boot!
  • Historic Downtown Beaufort: Picturesque and charming, Beaufort's is one of the most visited town centers on the Inner Banks!
  • Atlantic Beach: "The Strip" in Atlantic Beach features several local businesses, a dance hall named the Casino, and several drink stands.

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Annual Events on the Crystal Coast

Carolina Chocolate Festival


Morehead City

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Taste of Core Sound


Harker's Island

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Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival


Emerald Isle

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Beaufort Wine & Food Festival



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Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament


Morehead City

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Emerald Isle 4th of July Fireworks

July 4

Emerald Isle

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Craft Beer Festival



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North Carolina Seafood Festival


Morehead City Waterfront

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Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla


Morehead City & Beaufort Waterfronts

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Work With a Trusted Crystal Coast Expert

When it comes to relocating to the Crystal Coast, you should work with a real estate team who has your back. Enlisting the help of Linda Rike Real Estate means choosing to work with an experienced team of real estate professionals committed to achieving your goals. If you ever have any questions about life on the Crystal Coast, or the real estate here, please don't hesitate to give us a call!

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