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Love Golf? Plan a Crystal Coast Golf Vacation!

If you love golf, I bet when you think of a golf vacation, places like California or Florida are probably the first places that come to mind. But, if you haven’t considered North Carolina’s Crystal Coast as a golf destination, put it on your list, now.

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Southern Outer Banks North Carolina Things to Do

Along the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina is a stretch of 85 miles of breathtaking sandy shores. The crystalline blue water of this region is why it is often referred to as the Crystal Coast.

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2021 Beacon Sponsors, Partners, and Supporters!

We can’t say enough good things about our 2021 Beacon sponsors, partners, and supporters! Supporting local businesses is an important part of keeping the hometown feel of our Crystal Coast.

How to Spend Your 93 Days of Summer on the Crystal Coast

Summer on the Crystal Coast is finally here and it is time to celebrate – from the various water sports in Emerald Isle, to conquering Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach the things to do are limitless!

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National Parks Week on the Crystal Coast

National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks!

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How to Have a Great Vacation Despite Rainy Days on the Crystal Coast

It’s bound to happen sooner or later, rain while you’re on your vacation! But a rainy day doesn’t have to ruin your vacation.

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100 Free Things To Do on the Crystal Coast

Spend your vacation on the Crystal Coast and explore the entire area without spending a dime! Bluewater Vacation Rental’s list of free things to do on the Crystal Coast will keep everyone in the family entertained without breaking the budget.

The Point on the western end of Emerald Isle

The Point of Emerald Isle

The Point, as we locals affectionately call it, is the far western end of Emerald Isle. This is an expansive, secluded location of sandy shoreline that is perfect for those who want to get away from it all.