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Morehead City: The Crown Jewel of the Crystal Coast

Close your eyes and picture a serene community on the shores of the Bogue Sound. Here, you'll uncover quaint shops and authentic eateries, partake in legendary fishing tournaments, discover scenic wilderness areas, and so much more. This is just a sneak peek at what life is like in Morehead City, one of the most popular destinations on the Crystal Coast.

Morehead City offers something for anyone who loves the smell of salt air, the sight of boats bobbing serenely in calm Sound waters, or the taste of unbeatably fresh seafood. So if you're looking to add a little water to your lifestyle, we'd love to show you what this port town has to offer.

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Things to Do

Want to live every day like you're on vacation? In addition to its serene beachside atmosphere, Morehead City also boasts an array of top-rated amenities and attractions. Locals often recommend checking out the North Carolina Aquarium at nearby Pine Knoll Shores, which showcases a 306,000 gallon "living shipwreck" exhibit. Other highlights include O'Neal Field (go Marlins!) and the History Museum of Carteret County

Parks & Recreation

When you're not strolling along the picturesque beaches near Morehead City, be sure to check out the city's verdant parks and green spaces. Both Jaycee Park and Shevans Park are located in the heart of town, and they serve as hubs for community events all year round. You can also take a trip to Fort Macon State Park, which features a fully restored naval base and sandy shores. 

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Community Events

There's always something happening on the Crystal Coast, and Morehead City is at the center of all the action. The town comes alive every June for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, which attracts anglers from around the world. Morehead City also hosts the North Carolina Seafood Festival and the Crystal Coast Boat Show.

Other favorite events include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, concerts in Jaycee Park, a July 4th Celebration, and the New Year's Countdown.

Public Beaches

Public access beaches in and around Morehead City include:

  • Radio Island
  • Circle Regional 
  • West Glenn Street
  • Fort Macon State Park

Shopping & Dining

Morehead City is known for its eclectic selection of shops and eateries. If you're looking for some larger retailers, Morehead Plaza features everything you could possibly need. Historic Downtown Morehead City has dozens of locally owned shops, such as Parson's General Store and Gigi & Company. And to sample the coastal flavors, we recommend stopping by Snapperz Grill and Steam Bar, Cox Family Restaurant, and the Ruddy Duck Tavern.

Find Your Morehead City Home

Whether you're looking for a vacation home on the shores of the Bogue Sound or a year-round property with stunning waterfront views, you can trust us to help you find your perfect place.

Start your home search in Morehead City today by contacting a top coastal North Carolina real estate agent, Linda Rike, at 252-247-6922. We'd be happy to schedule some home tours or show you around the Crystal Coast's top communities!

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