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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Enter Our 2019 Crystal Coast Photo Contest

2019 Crystal Coast Photo Contest Have you taken the time to enter our 2019 Crystal Coast photo contest yet? Would you like to share your Crystal Coast vacation photos for a chance to win a free vacation? Of course, you would! Bluewater Vacation Rentals invites you to share your best Crystal Coast vacation photos (or […]

NC Seafood Festival 2019

Who doesn’t love fresh, local seafood, libations, carnival games, fireworks, and more? The North Carolina Seafood Festival has it all!

A Peek Inside: A Pierless Vista

A Pierless Vista is a brand new home to our exclusive Blue Pearl Homes. Exquisitely furnished and exceptionally appointed, these luxurious beach vacation rentals are draped like pearls all along our Crystal Coast.

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Plan an Itinerary Full of History on the Crystal Coast

Plan an Itinerary Full of History on the Crystal Coast If you’re a history lover, you’ll love all the historic sites on our Crystal Coast. We’ve put together a 5-day itinerary to get you started. “You have to know the past to understand the present.” – Carl Sagan. Click To Tweet 5-Day Itinerary for History […]

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2019 Big Rock Tournament

The 61st Annual Big Rock Tournament took place June 7-15, 2019 in Morehead City. This being one of the largest and oldest fishing tournaments, The Big Rock brings expert deep-sea fishermen to take part in such an amazing event.

Memorial Day Weekend On The Crystal Coast

Ready to spend your extended Memorial Day weekend on the Crystal Coast? We have a list of the best things to do this weekend.

Paddleboarding is one of the numerous water activities on enjoy on the Crystal Coast.

Water Activities on The Crystal Coast

Looking for some fun water activities on The Crystal Coast? We got some great suggestions for you!

First Visit to the Crystal Coast

Our vacationers recall their first visit to the Crystal Coast. Here at Bluewater, we strive to provide family getaways that will create memories you and your family will never forget.

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Destination Spring Break 2019

Are you ready for Spring Break 2019? The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and best of all, spring break is approaching!

Intracoastal waterway exploring

Explore the Intracoastal

On the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, you will find barrier islands, inlets, and channels running along our coast just waiting to be explored. These marshy waterways are frequently traveled by boat and kayaked by locals and visitors alike.

2018 Year in Review

We hope you will take a few minutes to take a look back at some of 2018 memories in our year in review AND we hope to see you all on the Crystal Coast in 2019!

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Crystal Coast Towns You Should Know

The Crystal Coast is made up of larger mainland towns, Bogue Banks beach towns, and the “Down East” community that still holds deep roots in our fishing culture.