Celebrating Emerald Isle – Voted Best Beach in North Carolina
In a recent poll from USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards – Emerald Isle was voted best beach in North Carolina. This is a great achievement and recognizes the beauty and serenity that our coastal town offers. It’s clear to see that locals take pride in keeping their beach clean, with organizations like the Surfrider Foundation organizing monthly ‘Beach Sweeps’ to pick up litter and spread the word to visitors about ‘Leaving Only Footprints.’
Points of Interest While Visiting Emerald Isle
The beach is obviously a hot spot for travelers and residents alike, but there are plenty of other amenities to take advantage of – whether you’re here for a week or a lifetime.
The 12-mile Multi-Use Path is a great way for families to get around town without loading up the car. For those dedicated individuals who can’t miss a run- it’s also a great way to burn some calories. Even if you’re just cruising on a bike to a local restaurant, or walking to your favorite bar- there’s always a reason to take advantage of the bike path!
The multiple access points to the marshlands and Intracoastal Waterway also make Emerald Isle a great destination for water-sports enthusiasts. With the largest public boat ramp in the state- boaters can spend a relaxing day on the water, without the hassle of wondering if a parking spot will be available for their trailer. If you prefer a more laid-back experience on the water- kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding are very popular and easy to rent. You can even schedule a guided tour if you’d prefer to be joined by someone with some local knowledge and experience.
For those searching for kid-friendly options, the Jean Preston Memorial Playground is adjacent to the NC Wildlife Boat Ramp at 6800 Emerald Drive. As an all-inclusive playground, there is specialized equipment designed for all types of children, including those with disabilities.
Atlantic Beach Ranked Fourth Best Beach
EI isn’t the only Crystal Coast community recognized for its beauty, Atlantic Beach was ranked fourth best beach in the same poll. With a town-sanctioned skate park, mini-golf course, and children’s splash pad, Atlantic Beach has an abundance of fun offerings for the whole family! You can also check out the new hot spots at The Circle, or explore the history and walking trials at Fort Macon.
We’re proud to have an office presence in both of these beautiful North Carolina beach communities – Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. If you’re interested in relocating to or investing in a property at one of the top beaches in North Carolina, or a surrounding area- come see us and we’ll be happy to work with you!
To see who else made the list, you can view the Top 10 rankings at: Best North Carolina Beach 2018
What’s your favorite Crystal Coast Beach? Let us know in the comments.