Emerald Isle Named Best Beach by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Travel + Leisure Magazine Named Emerald Isle Best Beach

Emerald Isle Named Best Beach by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Here’s one more reason to come and vacation with us! In a recent article by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Emerald Isle was selected as one of the 28 best beaches on the East Coast. Emerald Isle was recognized as one of the best two beaches in North Carolina! 

What Makes Emerald Isle So Special

In addition to Emerald Isle being named best beach by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Emerald Isle was also recently voted the Best Beach in North Carolina in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards. With less than 4,000 permanent residents, Emerald Isle is a quaint coastal town that truly comes alive during the summertime. If you’ve ever visited, it’s easy to see why the town receives high recognition. There’s something to do at all times of the year in EI. Enjoy stunning, sunny beach days in the summer, where the beaches are never overcrowded.

Mother and daughter enjoying a day at the beach on Emerald Isle NC

Surfing and fishing are the best in fall, making this season the ‘locals’ summer.’ Winter brings relaxation and a great trail system in the Emerald Isle Woods Park if you want to bundle up and get some steps in.

Welcome sign, map and Weetock Trail sign with forest trees in the background

Springtime is perfect for disc golf and great craft beer from the Growler as the temperatures start to rise again. Emerald Isle truly is the perfect destination all year round. 

Emerald Isle Local Favorites

Start your morning with a coffee from Milk Road Coffee in Village West. 

Milk Road Coffee Village West

Then, head to Giovanni’s Brooklyn Bagels in Emerald Plantation for a fantastic breakfast. For lunch, make your way to Village Market for a great sandwich, and when dinner rolls around, head to Rucker John’s for a classic Emerald Isle meal.

If you’re looking for a good happy hour spot, we recommend checking out Beachside Bar in Village West for yummy frozen drinks. 

Frozen Drink at Village West

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Now It’s Your Turn

Have you visited Emerald Isle before? What’s your favorite thing to do in Emerald Isle, and what makes it so special? Leave your thoughts below!