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.

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.

A group of Crystal Coast anglers stand aboard an Emerald Isle fishing charter in search of marlin.

Coastal Angling | Emerald Isle Fishing Charters

Whether you’re seeking inshore or offshore experience, Emerald Isle is teeming with top-tier fishing charters to show you the ropes. To give you some ideas on who to hire, we put together a trio of services that are sure to impart their knowledge and help you create unforgettable memories on the water.

A young vacationer smiles as she cruises aboard the Morehead City Ferry.

What to Know About the Morehead City Ferry Service

Part of what makes a memorable vacation is “living like a local,” and hitching a ride on the Morehead City Ferry Service is your ticket to an immersive experience rife with gorgeous scenery and unwavering charm.

A first-person point of view from the seat of a kayak in the Crystal Coast.

Experience Nature: Kayaking the Crystal Coast

Go kayaking on the Crystal Coast and paddle through salt marshes and barrier islands as you spot local wildlife. Discover our crystal clear waters for yourself at one of these kayaking destinations on the North Carolina Coast: