Crystal Coast Vacation Rental Blog

Your guide to the Crystal Coast

The Crystal Coast Vacation Rental Blog has everything you need to know for your Crystal Coast vacation, plus so much more that you’ll want to know, too! You get it all straight from the locals at Bluewater Vacation Rentals who live and play here along the coast.  

We’re covering Emerald Isle to Beaufort and everything in between to ensure you make the most out of the time you spend with us right here in coastal North Carolina. Can’t find what you’re looking for? No worries, just reach out to our Guest Relations team by phone or send us a message on social media. We’re always happy to help!  

There’s Plenty to Do on the Crystal Coast

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast has family-friendly events and lots of things to do in the Spring and Summer leading into the Fall and early Winter. Don’t miss our Crystal Coast Calendar of Events where you’ll find a list of festivals, concerts, tours, historic events, museums, attractions at the Aquarium – all centered around what our Crystal Coast is known for – the beautiful beaches, history, fishing, food, and family fun.

Emerald Isle NC Best Beach on the NC's East Coast

Emerald Isle Named Best Beach by Travel + Leisure Magazine

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 […]

Crystal Coast Events: October 2022

Crystal Coast Events: October 2022

Whether you’re vacationing with us or a local, there’s always something to look forward to and fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these Crystal Coast events happening in October 2022. 

Crystal Coast Grand Prix Racing Boat

Crystal Coast Grand Prix 2022

Don’t miss this year’s Crystal Coast Grand Prix, a 3-day boating race event in Morehead City running from September 9th through September 11th, 2022. Inspired by a boyhood passion, this event has become extremely popular on the Morehead City waterfront.

Beaufort Pirate Invasion 2022

Mark your calendars and get ready for the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion at Gallants Channel! For three full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town.

2022 September calendar of events

Crystal Coast Events: September 2022

Whether you’re vacationing with us or a local, there’s always something to look forward to and fun to be had. Don’t miss any of these September 2022 events on the Crystal Coast. And if you’re looking for more fun along the Crystal Coast, check out our 2022 Crystal Coast Calendar of Events page!

2022 Crystal Coast Photo Contest

2022 Crystal Coast Photo Contest

Would you like to share your Crystal Coast vacation photos for a chance to win a free vacation? Bluewater Vacation Rentals invites you to share your best Crystal Coast vacation photos with us for a chance to win a 4-night vacation in one of our most luxurious vacation homes or a chance to win $200 off your next vacation with us!

"Crystal Coast Events, The North Carolina Seafood Festival"

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is one of the region’s most significant events and is a great way to kick off the autumn season. Visitors and locals will find a wide variety of free entertainment, including culinary demonstrations and live music.

Outside view of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort

Enjoy the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort for Free

Did you know you could visit the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort for free? The NC Museum is the official repository for artifacts from the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard the Pirate’s ship, which ran aground close to Beaufort in 1718.

EI Beach Music Festival 2022

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival 2022

After a long hiatus, the Carolina beach music festival is back and better than ever! This year’s FREE Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival is on Saturday, September 24th, at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access.

The Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle

The Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle

Looking for summer fun for the whole family? Look no further! The Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle is a family-owned water fun park. The kids will have an absolute blast all day while parents soak up the sun.

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Fishing on the Crystal Coast

If you love fishing, you’ll love fishing in Emerald Isle and all along the Crystal Coast! You’ll find it all – from charters to fishing on the beach and along with wide variety of fish.

Beacon Advertisers, Partners & Supporters for 2022

2022 Beacon Advertisers, Partners and Supporters

We can’t say enough good things about our 2022 Beacon advertisers, partners, and supporters. Supporting local businesses is an important part of keeping the hometown feel of our Crystal Coast alive.