• The Cameron Langston Bridge aerial view

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Emerald Isle’s reputation as a “Family Beach” is well deserved and continues year after year to lure families looking for a peaceful ocean vacation to remember! The tranquil resort and residential community is located on the western end of the Southern Outer Banks Island called Bogue Banks. Bogue Banks Island is 30 miles long, with Atlantic Beach at the easternmost end and Emerald Isle on the westernmost end. Emerald Isle residents and visitors of Emerald Isle enjoy a relaxed ocean atmosphere with enough to keep from being bored on rainy days, but not so much that you get the carnival feel that exists in many larger ocean resort areas.


Aerial view of the popular Bogue Inlet Pier

BOGUE INLET PIER: Visit Bogue Inlet Pier to experience a great place to catch a variety of fish, from Speckled Trout to Wahoo, King Mackerel to Red Drum. Walk along the pier to the observation deck to enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Pier House offers a variety of snacks, drinks, and all the essentials needed to make your day at the pier a great experience!

entrance t the Emerald Isle Emerald Plantation

EMERALD PLANTATION: At Emerald Plantation, there is something for everyone. Emerald Plantation is the largest shopping center in Emerald Isle and offers a variety of shops, dining experiences, and you can even catch a movie at the cinema. Be sure to plan some time to stroll through the plantation!


An ice cream cone held up in front of the Ben & Jerry's mural

BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM: Want to have your Ben and Jerry’s ice cream the way it was originally intended? Head into our locally owned and operated Emerald Isle Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop and dig into any of the euphoric ice cream flavors in the same way the first scoops were served up by Ben and Jerry themselves. 

The bar at Rucker John's Restaurant in Emerald Isle

RUCKER JOHNS RESTAURANT: Located in Emerald Plantation, Rucker John’s is a family-owned business known for its’s high-quality food and exceptional service plus its fun and relaxing atmosphere. You can always expect fresh, delicious food made in-house daily. Be sure to try their honey butter croissants! 

Waterslide at the Salty Pirate Water PArk

THE SALTY PIRATE WATER PARK: Need a break from the beach, but still looking to stay cool? Head over to the Salty Pirate Water Park in Emerald Isle. The water park features a wide variety of water slides, wading pools, tubes, an arcade, and a snack bar. The Salty Pirate Water Park is just the right size for everyone (even mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa) to have a great time.

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