5 Reasons to Plan a Spring Vacation on the Crystal Coast

Five Reasons to Plan a Spring Vacation on the Crystal Coast

5 Reasons to Plan a Spring Vacation on the Crystal Coast

Spring on the Crystal Coast is the perfect place to break away and have some fun in the sun. If you’re not planning your spring vacation, we’ve got 5 reasons to plan a spring vacation to the Crystal Coast!

1 – Warmer Temperatures

Warmer weather and waters mean great opportunities to get out and go fishing. Or, perhaps, you enjoy sunbathing with cool breezes running across you. If so, this is the time of year for you to grab that swimsuit and join us on the beach (or by the pool)! Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are reasonable activities for those who like a little sun on an outing. Walking along the waterfronts of Beaufort, Swansboro, and Morehead City becomes a relaxing way to spend a day of sunshine in the Spring.

Wild horse on the shore of Beaufort NC with nearby kayakers

2 – An Abundance of Wildlife 

As the water and the air warm up, local birds, dolphins, and abundant other wildlife appear more frequently. It isn’t uncommon to see pods of dolphins and even a whale or two who have been known to skirt the coast in the spring. On Coast Guard Road, you may also see rabbits, raccoons, possums, beavers, nutria, and even fawns. You’ll even have the opportunity to be the first to see our beautiful flowers in bloom!

Spring on the Crystal Coast

3 – So Much to Do on the Crystal Coast

Spring is an excellent time to vacation on the Crystal Coast because there’s so much to do. One of the most popular spring events is the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival. There’s plenty of food, fun, and adult beverages at this annual celebration on the main thoroughfare in Emerald Isle. 

If you love food, you’re in for a treat! Sip and savor delectable delights at one of the incredible Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend events taking place on our coast each spring. Don’t miss out on Bites and Blues for another great culinary experience! Add the Atlantic Beach International Food Festival to your calendar of events, and come on out for an authentic pig cookin’ contest at the Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest, which got its start in 1978.

Love a good music festival? How about our Atlantic Beach Beach Music Festival or the 2-day Beaufort Music Festival

There’s also the Wooden Boat Show and the Crystal Coast Boat Show for you sea-farin’ types! 

Sailboats on the water in Beaufort NC

4 – Everything is Open

All the shops, stores, and restaurants that closed for the winter season are open in the spring. You may even find a few new favorites, too. We recommend checking out all the new shops at Village West. You can even book your vacation at a Village West rental

EJW Outdoors at Village West in Emerald Isle, EJW Outdoors Beach Gear

5 – Smaller Crowds

Another great reason to plan a springtime trip is that you’ll find our beaches less crowded. You’ll have unique opportunities for intimate moments with your loved ones to make unforgettable memories. 

a family walks on the beach in Emerald Isle NC

Have we convinced you to plan a spring vacation to the Crystal Coast? Take a peek at some of the small towns that dot our beautiful North Carolina Coast, and then let us know which one you’d choose for your spring escape. 

Need Help Booking Your Vacation? 

Make memories that last a lifetime when you plan your Crystal Coast vacation with Bluewater Vacation Rentals. With over 600 vacation properties, you’re sure to find your perfect place at the right price. If you need assistance, our Certified Vacation Planners are here to help.  

Have you been to our southern outer banks before? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!



spring vacation time on emerald isle and atlantic beach

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