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:

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A Guide to the Best Things to Do in Swansboro, NC

The North Carolina coast is a unique place full of charming port towns, fascinating history, and gorgeous beaches. Located five miles from Emerald Isle, you’ll find the coastal town of Swansboro, also known as “The Friendly City by the Sea.”

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!

4th of July on the Crystal Coast

4th of July: 2018

There’s nothing like 4th of July on the Crystal Coast. Read on to learn about all of the exciting Independence Day events on the Crystal Coast.

Downtown Swansboro

There is plenty to do and see when exploring downtown Swansboro. Founded in 1783, the “Friendly City by the Sea” offers a quaint, historic downtown district overlooking the water and numerous opportunities for coastal recreation.

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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.