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The Outdoor Adventures Never End in Emerald Isle

Beaches and Waterfront Access

Best known for its miles of pristine beaches, Emerald Isle is a true water-lover’s paradise. From sunning in the sand, learning to surf in the waves of the Atlantic, or exploring serene inlets of the Bogue Sound, this charming island community has no shortage of opportunities. Boat and kayak launches can be found throughout, as can scenic shoreline boardwalks perfect for strolling and admiring tranquil ocean views. There are even places to drive on the beach!

Popular Activities in Emerald Isle

This season, enjoy your vacation to its fullest with an endless list of things to do on the beautiful Emerald isle. Try kitesurfing, practice your golf swing, charter a fishing boat, sleep under the stars, explore the Bogue Sound by canoe or kayak, or attend one of the many community events held throughout the year. Popular events include the EmeraldFest Concert Series, the Beach Jive After 5, volleyball tournaments, and fishing tournaments.

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Parks & Recreation

You don’t have to be at the beach to enjoy beautiful weather and sunny days! Emerald Isle’s Bike Path stretches from Indian Beach down the length of Emerald Isle, providing an alternative means of transportation to various destinations in town, including downtown. Parks throughout the community offer picnic and playground areas and even fitness centers.

Shopping, Dining & More!

Looking for even more attractions and entertainment? It may be a small town, but Emerald Isle is designed to promote the ultimate vacation lifestyle. Stroll Emerald Drive and explore a quaint downtown vibe of boutiques, shops, and local eateries. Attend an art exhibit or a painting party. Take part in a sporting event or an exercise class.

Other Nearby Areas

Atlantic Beach is conveniently located just mintues from the attractions of many nearby communities! All the shopping, dining, and events of the Morehead City waterfront are just a 5 minute drive across the Bogue Sound, and Pine Knoll Shores, home to the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area and the North Carolina Aquarium, is just ten minutes to the west. The historic maritime community of Beaufort is just 15 minutes across the Sound.

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