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.

A dolphin sighting in Morehead City.

Dolphin Sighting

Read on to learn about the dolphin sighting experienced during the Bites and Blues event in Morehead City.

Fort Macon Summer Concerts

Fort Macon summer concerts are a great way to enjoy some local music while exploring a piece of history. Every Friday during the summer you can find local bands performing in the fort.

Seashell Guide on the North Carolina coast

If you time the tide right – you can find beautiful shells and sea treasures. Spending the morning walking through the cool wet sand and listening to the faint bird chirps through the roar of the ocean to some seems like a fantasy.

Swansboro touch a truck event

Swansboro 2018 Touch a Truck

Touch a Truck in Swansboro, NC happens every year and is a FREE event you won’t want to miss. Trucks, Bubbles, Games, Giveaways, and all kinds of child-friendly activities.

local dining on the crystal coast

Local Dining on the Coast

Local Dining on the Coast As a coastal girl born and bred in Carteret County; I have a salty palette and know a thing or two about local dining on the coast; where to go and where to avoid. Our seaport community offers up so many options for treating our taste buds. I generally get […]

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Water Safety on the Crystal Coast

Water activities like swimming and boating are a fun way to cool off in the hot summer months. Keep everyone safe with these water safety tips.

A menu at the Seafood festival.

2017 NC Seafood Festival

We somehow manage to make it to the NC Seafood Festival every year. We had a blast, ate good food, and learned that our nearly 2-year-old Jettson has a mean left arm when it comes to ring toss.

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Wine and Design

Sign up, show up, sip up, and PAINT! At Wine & Design in Morehead City, you can have fun and socialize all while you sip on a tasty glass of wine and paint something absolutely beautiful!

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What You Need for a Day at the Beach with Your Baby

Ready to hit the beach with your babe? We’re sharing what you need for a day at the beach with your baby.

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Ride the Wind with Kitty Hawk Kites

If you’ve ever wanted to try hang gliding, consider Ride the Wind with Kitty Hawk Kites for adventure and amazing views of Beaufort and beyond.

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5th Annual Bites and Blues

5th Annual Bites and Blues Festival This year’s 5th Annual Bites and Blues Festival is going to be even better than the last. Happing in Downtown Morehead City in April, this yearly event is hosted by the NC Seafood Festival. Part of the proceeds from the tickets benefit the Carteret Community College Culinary Arts Program. […]

Beads and Beaufort

Since 1699, Mardi Gras has been celebrated in cities worldwide, including our own Beaufort, NC who proudly hosts the shortest parade in North Carolina February, 21 2017.