Staying Safe During your Beach Vacation

We’re sharing tips on how you can have a safe beach vacation while you visit us on the Crystal Coast. We’ll continue to update this page.

The state of North Carolina is currently operating under Phase Three to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Like other towns and cities across our nation, bars and non-essential shops are not all open for normal business. Restaurants are open with 50% dining room capacity and are offering curbside pick-up and delivery. Some non-essential shops are open and also offering pickup for online purchases. Bluewater continues to work very hard to adjust our business practices to best protect our guests, our owners, and our staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Crystal Coast soon!

Vacationing on the Crystal Coast During COVID-19

How this Vacation Might be Different:

Our local stores are experiencing shortages just like other stores nationwide.
It would be best to bring the following items with you:
  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
  • Cleaning supplies you might need during your stay
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Non perishable food from home you would like to enjoy on vacation like: pasta noodles, pasta sauce, rice, etc.
If you would feel more comfortable with your own personal bedding, we invite you to bring your personal comforters, blankets, and pillows.

Ways to Maximize your Crystal Coast Vacation:

Bring plenty of games and toys for extra entertainment such as:
  • Board Games, Deck of Cards, Arts and Crafts
  • Video Games and Movies
  • A new book or an old favorite
  • Yoga Mats, tennis shoes & workout gear for online classes
  • Become an amateur photographer by packing a camera!
  • Fishing Rods
  • Binoculars for some dolphin spotting
  • Download TikTok and go viral
Get as much exercise and Vitamin Sea and Vitamin D as possible while on vacation. Don’t forget, when setting up at the beach, ensure that you are keeping a safe distance from the people around you. We suggest 20 feet apart from each other to allow yourself plenty of space.

The Governor of the state of North Carolina has issued an executive order that states that face coverings are still required in all public indoor settings if there are non-household members present, regardless of the individual’s ability to maintain social distance. Face coverings continue to be required in public outdoor settings if individuals are unable to maintain six feet of social distance from non-household members.

This order takes effect on March 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain in effect until at least April 30, 2021, unless repealed, replaced or rescinded.  You can read more about this on the website

Please wear a mask when entering or exiting our lobbies. Your health and safety are always top-of-mind and our first priority. Thank you for helping us stop the spread while protecting our guests, owners, and employees.

Staying Safe on Vacation

How Bluewater is Helping Stop the Spread:

We have made adjustments to the operations of our business to protect our most valuable assets – our guests, our owners, and our staff.

To eliminate the foot traffic in our offices, we have made some changes to our check-in and check-out procedures. We are offering keyed check-ins pickup outside of our offices. You will not need to leave your car when picking up your key packet.

When you are departing, we have drop boxes at each office to drop your key packets off. Keyless check-ins will continue directly to your vacation rental and use your keyless code to access your vacation rental property beginning at your check-in time.

We are continuing to provide bed linens and bath towels that have been laundered in our linen facility and our staff is continuing to follow CDC guidelines.

Our housekeeping staff is taking extra precautions by assuring that each property is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized by using top-of-the-line cleaning supplies and following strict protocols to ensure all rental units are safe and clean. We are ensuring our staff is staying well-informed and updated with any changes, and following all CDC guidelines.

How You Can Help Stop the Spread:

We encourage our guests to enjoy their stay and visit local attractions while still following the social distancing recommendations put in place by the CDC.Try to stay in your vacation rental home, enjoy the beach, partake in outdoor activities, ride bikes on the bike path, pick up food from the local restaurants all while avoiding the public and practicing social distance.

Order your groceries ahead of time and choose pickup instead of going inside the grocery store. These local grocery stores are offering grocery pickup: Walmart in Swansboro and Morehead City, Harris Teeter in Morehead City, and Lowes Foods in Cape Carteret.

If you have any questions or concerns during your stay – please contact our offices by phone, email, and/or text. While our offices remain open, we are asking everyone to not physically come into our offices so that our employees and other guests can remain healthy.