Morehead City is a must-visit for any tourist coming to the Crystal Coast. With nearly 10,000 residents, Morehead City is the largest town in Carteret County. This active community also attracts Summer tourists because of the many things to do in the area. There are many different types of restaurants as well as activities and nightlife. Morehead City hosts various festivals and tournaments, such as the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.
Three bodies of water surround the quaint town of Morehead City, the waterway, Newport River, and Calico Creek. Interestingly enough though it doesn’t touch the Atlantic Ocean, the massive body of water is at the south and east of the town because of the coast’s unique curved structure.