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.

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Drinks at the Beach Itinerary

Ready for some fun with drinks at the beach? There are several great locations for you and your fellow adult friends to enjoy an adult beverage or grab a non-alcoholic beverage or coffee. We’re sharing a few suggestions and feel free to add a few of your own. We’d love to hear from you. Drinks […]

When creating an itinerary for a rainy day at the beach, add visiting the nearby aquarium.

Rainy Day at the Beach Itinerary

There is still lots to do when it rains at the beach. Read on to see what to include on your rainy day itinerary.

Spending time on the beach is a get addition to your itinerary for kids.

Itinerary for Kids

Keep the kids happy with an itinerary full of fantastic Crystal Coast activities children of any age will enjoy.

Easy Summer Snacks Poolside

Check out these quick pool snacks to keep you fueled all summer long. While spending time by the water these light recipes are refreshing and filling to hold you over until your next meal.

Turtle Nesting on Emerald Isle

Each year along the Crystal Coast, hundreds of turtles return home to nest. Read on for tips on how you can help protect the turtles on the Crystal Coast.

Scuba Diving on the Crystal Coast

The Crystal Coast has been named one of the top dive destinations in the world, and for good reason.

2020 Graduates

Bluewater would like to congratulate the 2020 Graduates! Many students have missed school functions, proms graduate ceremonies, and the highlights of their end of the year. Let’s not let their hard work go unnoticed!

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Fireworks on the Crystal Coast!

Celebrate Independence Day on the Crystal Coast! We encouraged guests to watch fireworks from their car, boat or reasonable distance.

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Our Newest Blue Pearl Home: Chateau of the Isle

Our Newest Blue Pearl Home: Chateau of the Isle This one-of-a-kind contemporary estate is nestled in a secluded oceanfront bluff in the Sea Isle Plantation subdivision located in Indian Beach. Surrounded by an inviting series of terraces with unobstructed views overlooking the ocean, this wedding and event-friendly home spans approximately 9,100 square feet of living […]

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Vacationing with Your Dog on The Crystal Coast

Planning on vacationing with your dog this year? Exploring the Crystal Coast with your four-legged friend can be an experience not soon forgotten.  Our beaches welcome your dogs year-round, so whether you’re hitting the waves with your champion swimmer or coasting the sound with your paddleboard loving pooch – make sure you’re well equipped for their vacation! […]

Our Local Restaurants Are Open

We’re sharing a list of our local restaurants that are open and operating during this difficult time. We hope you’ll show them your support.

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The Wild Shackleford Banks Ponies

The Shackleford Banks Ponies aren’t just wild, they’re a historical legacy of the Crystal Coast. The earliest roots of the Shackleford Banks wild horses are still technically unknown, but historians believe that the horses, or “Banker Ponies,” are descendants from Spanish shipwrecks in the 1500s. At least eight shipwrecks that were noted in the area […]