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Gilded with silver sands and fringed with gentle teal waters, Emerald Isle is so called because of its lush, scenic greenery. The charm laden coastal town is a quiet escape from the hectic, where many come to unwind amongst the unspoiled idyll. Whether you want to cast a line into the deep, indulge in fresh seafood by the sea, or simply watch the world go by on a near empty beach - everyone can find their portion of bliss on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.

Things to see

Stretching out 1000-foot over the sea, Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is a popular spot for strollers and anglers alike. With tackle, bait, and snack amenities, you can fish the fruitful waters all day before witnessing one of Emerald Isle’s blazing sunsets. If fishing doesn’t lure you in but shopping does, then have a browse at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. With everything from fashion and jewelry to toys and gifts, the retail hub is also home to a cinema. A 30 minute drive from Emerald Isle, you’ll find the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Submerging visitors in the state’s rich seafaring heritage, exhibits range from boating and shipwrecks, to marine life and shells. If you want to dive deeper into the marine world, then visit North Carolina Aquarium in nearby Pine Knoll Shores. With everything from playful river otters to sinister looking sharks on display, the aquarium takes guests on an unforgettable aquatic journey.

Hotels in Emerald Isle

Most of the accommodation here comes in the form of condominium and beach house rentals. Whilst you’ll find a small handful of hotels in Emerald Isle, nearby Pine Knoll Shores and Atlantic Beach offer a lot more choice. Whether you want a full-service chain hotel or a homely guesthouse, you’ll find something nearby to suit your pocket and preferences. The large mid-range hotels come with all the cushy amenities, such as pools and gyms, whilst well kitted out rooms provide all the modern comforts. You’ll find lot’s of budget hotels in Emerald Isle’s neighboring towns too. From cheap chain motels to low-star full-service sleepovers, they all offer great value.

Where to stay

A hotel in Emerald Isle’s town center gives you a good balance convenience and tranquility. Whilst there’s plenty in the way of quaint shops and small independent restaurants (many of which offer exceptional seafood), you won’t find a thumping nightlife here – that isn’t the town’s style. Instead, it’s so peaceful that time seems to slow down; always allowing you that moment to read a few chapters or enjoy an ice cream. From boating to hiking, there’s stacks of outdoor recreation on offer should you want to take things up a notch, both in town and amongst the Crystal Coast’s unspoiled scenery. When you want to relax, the never crowded beaches are never far away.

How to get to Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle’s nearest airport is Albert J. Ellis Airport, located just a few miles northwest of Jacksonville city. Serving a limited number of destinations, visitors coming from further away will have to connect via a larger airport, such as Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International. Once you’ve landed at Albert J. Ellis Airport, Emerald Isle is just a 45 minute drive away, by car or pre-booked shuttle service. For those getting in by car from the north or south, Emerald Isle is around one and a half hours off Interstate 95. If you’re coming from the east, US-70 will be your main route.