North Carolina Historical Sites

A History Lover’s Guide to North Carolina Historical Sites

The Crystal Coast may be known for beach getaways and epic fishing adventures, but the coast also boasts a fascinating history. Visit these North Carolina historical sites during your Crystal Coast vacation and travel back in time.

Crystal Coast activities

A Guide to Crystal Coast Activities and Attractions

There are endless Crystal Coast activities; that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top attractions and restaurants to get you started.

Crystal Coast vacation itinerary options

6 Crystal Coast Vacation Itinerary Options

Planning a vacation can be a bit of a daunting task. Here are six different Crystal Coast vacation itinerary options to get you started.

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10 Emerald Isle Activities for a Fall Getaway

Although summer is technically over, the warm temperatures remain on the Crystal Coast. Are you looking to extend your summer vacation just a bit longer? Then you’ve come to the right place! 

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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!