New Featured Listing- Sunset Harbor A1

Sunset Harbor A1

8622 Sound Drive
Emerald Isle, NC

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,164 Square Feet

Ground-Level, Soundfront Condo with Boat Lift

Don’t wait to make an offer on this rarely available ground-floor condo at Sunset Harbor! This property offers direct sound access with a slip equipped with a 9,000 lb Hi-Tide boat lift. Hardwood & tiled floors throughout make cleanup a breeze. The granite kitchen/island tops plus granite vanities in both baths are impeccable, along with the Stainless steel kitchen appliances, double pantry, beaded board wainscoting, crown molding, walk-in tiled shower, guest bath shower/tub combo with tiled walls. Storage space is plentiful with a full sized washer/dryer closet with overhead cabinetry in master BA, plus a spacious exterior room w/wire shelving. Building 7 is positioned for premium views as it sits forward of other buildings. This West side unit offers breathtaking views of the EI Bridge, Bogue Sound & breathtaking sunsets. The building offers a community grill, kayak storage racks, plus a pier with water & fish cleaning station.  With a water depth 4-6’+- depending on tides and a high capacity boat lift- there is a great opportunity to keep your boat right where you can see it. The extremely convenient location makes it easy to go shopping, experience a local restaurant, utilize the bike path & pay a visit to the movie theater. Don’t forget your kayak and stand-up paddle-board for all day fun in the sun!

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Syndie Earnhardt- REALTOR at Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

I love to talk Crystal Coast real estate & especially conversations about “remember when we could have bought that property for $**!!@@!!”. I call Emerald Isle “home” and enjoying sharing my love of the area with others. Call me when you need any real estate information or advice pertaining to Crystal Coast Real Estate. I love meeting new people – first representing them as my clients and then calling them my friends. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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New Featured Property- Genesis U27

Genesis U27

301 Salter Path Road
Pine Knoll Shores, NC

3 Bedroom, 3 & 1/2 Bathroom Oceanfront Condo

Beautiful Ocean Front Condo with Fantastic Views in the highly desirable Genesis Condominiums. Master Bedroom and second bedroom, both have Spectacular Ocean Views with slider to a deck. All three bedrooms have their own updated bath with granite tops and ceramic tile. The main living level has an inviting open floor plan with hardwood floors, kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry w/built in bar and U-Line refrigerator. Step out onto the deck from Living/Dining area to enjoy the ocean views! This Unit has Automatic and Manual Hurricane Shutters on all doors and windows, one car garage with entrance to condo for easy access. The pool is a short walk across the driveway and Genesis condo complex has a walkway to the beach with ocean shower at the beach walk up.

Angie Varner, Star Team at Bluewater Real Estate in Atlantic Beach, NC

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Angie Varner

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A lifelong resident of Carteret County, with a diverse background to draw upon, Angie brings first-hand extensive knowledge of the area and its special draw when it comes to real estate. Angie is an Alumni of East Carolina University. She also has experience with the construction industry to her credit, allowing her to approach real estate with an extra dimension of expertise.

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New Featured Property- 109 Key West Lane

109 Key West Lane

Newport, NC 28570

3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, 3,500 Square Feet

Elevator, Water View & Neighborhood Water Access

Attention to detail is instantly visible throughout this stunning custom home with a water view in Newport. Some additional recent improvements makes it just like buying new! Located in a waterfront community, this home boasts quality throughout with hardwood flooring, crown molding, built-ins, plush carpeting & more. This home is perfect for entertaining family and friends, with a Great Room & Kitchen Bar, plus an additional living space with a kitchen/bar on the lower level -perfect to watch the games & movies, or just relax after a day out fishing! Both living areas offer Fireplaces for those cool winter nights. The lovely Master Bedroom with trey ceiling, private porch & Walk In Closet is conjoined with the large bathroom featuring a garden tub & Walk In Shower. The second Bedroom has its own private deck with great views as well! With an additional Office Space, 3rd floor balcony living area, tackle/mud room, and separate laundry room- This home was built to utilize all space with closets galore! The outdoor area is beautifully landscaped with palm trees and includes a well & irrigation system, Shed/workshop, plus an oversized driveway to park your boat! This is an absolutely prime location for schools, military bases, beaches, boating & shopping. The cute and quiet community of Cottage Point also has a direct water access to Broad Creek!

Alison Jaeger- Crystal Coast Realtor with Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

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Susan Goines- Broker/REALTOR with Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

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Join Bluewater for Happy Hour

Come Join Bluewater for Happy Hour!

It’s always Happy Hour when you vacation with Bluewater!

Come out and meet the Bluewater Crew! 
Join our Bluewater staff for Happy Hour every Thursday this summer at our Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach offices from 4-5 PM. Kickback and enjoy a cold beverage on us!  We would love to personally welcome you to “Island Time!” Come as you are – all vacationers and locals are more than welcome along with the whole family! PLUS – When you attend our Happy Hour, you have a chance to enter to win an awesome prize pack!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Happy Hour has been canceled at this time! We will continue to update this page. Stay Safe and Healthy!

Emerald Isle Office

200 Mangrove Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC

Join us behind the big green chair! Hosted on the deck under the Oak Tree.

Bring the family for a round of cornhole and other yard games.
*Four legged friends are welcome!

Atlantic Beach Office

407 Atlantic Beach Cswy. Suite 6F
Atlantic Beach, NC

Join us for a cold beverage inside our Atlantic Beach Sales office!

We just moved locations and we would love for you to come and check out our new space!

Featured Listing- 5309 Ocean Drive

5309 Ocean Drive

Emerald Isle, NC

Oceanfront Full Duplex, Both Sides Available Seperately

8 Total Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths, Lots of Recent Upgrades

This beautiful oceanfront home accumulated a Gross Rental Income of over $130,000 for 2018. It’s got a great VRBO history with a ton of repeat renters. Siding and windows have been replaced in the past 3 years. Each side has its own hot tub, washer and dryer, plus a new shared walkway to the beach. Eat, drink and be merry sitting out under the new cover at the end of steps, watching the sunset and crossing off all your worries. This is the perfect place for you to use as you choose on one side, and rent out the other to generate income!

Heidi Lanier


Cell Phone  |  (910) 340-4959

Featured Listing- 122 Mcginnis Drive

122 Mcginnis Drive

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Soundfront, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

Shared Dock, Granite Countertops, Wet Bar with Wine Cooler

Beautiful sound front unit in McGinnis Point! This three bedroom, three bath unit has top of the line features and upgrades including: hardwood and tile flooring, recessed lighting, granite countertops throughout, wet bar with wine cooler and ice maker, gas fireplace, soft close drawers and so much more. Inside you will find floor to ceiling windows allowing for tons and natural lighting and more importantly stunning views of Bogue Sound. McGinnis Point amenities include: pool, boat storage and tennis courts. Whether you’re searching for your forever home, or just a place to getaway- you’ve got to see this one in person!

Jim Bailey- Realtor at Bluewater Real Estate in Atlantic Beach, NC

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Cell Phone  |  (252) 241-1200

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Featured Listing- 108 Leslie Drive

108 Leslie Drive

Hubert, NC

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 1,800 Square Feet Waterfront Home

If you have been waiting on an affordable Intracoastal waterfront home on deep water, THIS IS IT! This beautiful brick ranch was recently updated and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood that’s convenient to Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, and the beaches of Emerald Isle. The property sits on 3/4 acre of land with the NC State Park, Hammocks Beach, as your permanent view. Enjoy watching boats and yachts from Maine to Florida pass by with the seasons. Beautiful sunrises over the water and the moon slowly appearing over the horizon in the evenings. No flood insurance is required, and there are no HOA dues. Nearby Swansboro is growing by leaps & bounds to provide more shopping, dining opportunities. Recent updates in the kitchen include solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances, sink, washer & dryer. Other features include a new heat pump & air handler. The Hot Water Heater was replaced 4 yrs ago and the propane heater and large tank are 2 years old.

Featured Listing- 174 Oakleaf Drive

174 Oakleaf Drive

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

3 Bedrooms, 3 & 1/2 Baths, Basement/Bonus Room

Soundfront, High- Wooded Lot, 2 Car Garage

Sound front home in a very desirable neighborhood in Pine Knoll Shores is situated on a spectacular high lot featuring tall oak trees and beautiful azaleas bushes. Enjoy wonderful views of the sound and the ICW from almost every room of this house. Custom home designed for easy family living and entertaining. Vaulted ceilings in the family room, living room, and dining room. This home has two fireplaces, one in the family room and a two-way fireplace between the living and dining room. The master suite is on the sound side. Additional large basement/bonus room has a separate cooling system and access to a large 2 car garage. Short distances to the Bogue Banks Library, NC Aquarium, Country Club of the Crystal Coast and many great area restaurants.

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The Star Team has a great reputation with over 15 years in business, a strong support staff, a qualified team of specialized brokerswe are “boots on the ground” ready… this adds up to a winning combination.

Featured Listing- 204 Venice Court

204 Venice Court

Swansboro, NC 28584

4 Bedrooms, 3 & 1/2 Bathrooms, 4,800 square Feet, Elevator

Prestigious Waterfront Community with Boat Ramp

Live the Coastal Lifestyle in this lovely 4,800+ sq. ft. home, located in the beautiful community of Hurst Harbor North in Swansboro. Nestled amongst majestic oak trees and palm trees, this home offers Water Views of the Intracoastal, and was designed for an entertaining lifestyle. Hurst Harbor North provides a boat ramp for community residents, and is located within walking distance to the lovely Hammocks Beach State Park. Enjoy outdoor entertaining? Take a gander at the lush lawn, and custom patio that will afford you every opportunity to be the host or hostess with the ”mostest”. Your friends/guests will marvel at the southern charm of the many covered porches with breathtaking water views, the open patios and gorgeous landscaped grounds. An elevator takes you from the 1st level and makes stops at the other 2 levels. This home offers a two car garage, and abundance of storage throughout and several bonus rooms, making it the perfect place to call home. In addition to no city taxes, this prime location is only a short distance to the Historic Downtown Swansboro, restaurants and boutique shopping.

Carolyn Blackmon, Bluewater Real Estate Agent

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Sea Turtle Protection Along the Crystal Coast

Join your local Sea Turtle Protection Crew!

Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol

The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol group has played an active role in protecting Turtle hatchlings along our coast for many years. The EI Sea Turtle Patrol is made up of around 250 volunteers, all working in specific capacities to help ensure that baby turtles make it down to the water safely at birth. They cover 13 miles of beach, split into 1 mile zones. During nesting season, walkers in each zone are out at dawn to look for tracks left by nesting mothers. When a nest is discovered, other members come out to stake it off. If it is in a precarious location, volunteers will move the nest, but only if it is absolutely necessary. The goal is always to keep things as natural as possible. Once a nest is close to hatching, also known as a boil- nest sitters keep a vigil through the night to ensure that the hatchlings make it out to the water. During the summer, the sitters often have plenty of company; visitors pull up their beach chairs and settle in to watch the nest and ask questions, this draws in more people, and before you know it, it’s a turtle party. The fall boils tend to be more quiet, intimate affairs with just the sitters and hatchlings. A few days after a boil, the patrol excavates the nest and takes an inventory, which gets turned over to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

For more information about the EI Sea Turtle Patrol, or if you have any questions- please reach out to Program Coordinator Dale Baquer at

The Annual EI Sea Turtle Patrol Meeting will be held

Saturday, April 6th from 10 AM-1 PM

at the Emerald Isle Rec Center (7500 Emerald Drive)

Come out to learn more about the program, meet the zone coordinators,

and sign up to become part of the Sea Turtle Patrol team!

Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Program

Each summer in Atlantic Beach, and all along Bogue Banks, Sea Turtle Nesting season is from May 1 through October. Of the seven sea turtle species, five are found in NC waters and loggerheads are the most common turtle nesting on NC beaches. These amazing animals need to be protected.

To help protect these endangered animals, NC Wildlife Resources Commission has volunteers that walk the beaches every morning looking for sea turtle crawls that indicate a nest has been laid. The nest is then roped off until it hatches, 50-60 days later. Before the nests hatch, volunteers watch the nests in the evening to help ensure the hatchlings make it to the ocean.

Help protect sea turtle nests by volunteering with the North Carolina Sea Turtle Project. Contact the Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Volunteer Coordinator: Michele Lamping 

For more information about the EI Sea Turtle Patrol, or if you have any questions- please reach out to Program Coordinator Dale Baquer at

Even if you’re not living full-time along The Crystal Coast, here are some ways to help promote sustainable sea turtle nests!

  • Turn off or shield bright oceanside lights during nesting season so turtles don’t get confused when trying to reach the ocean.
  • When walking the beach at night, use flashlights with a red filter. The red light will not distract or deter the turtles.
  • Take care of your trash and pick up litter so sea turtles and other animals don’t choke or become entangled.
  • Remove all chairs, umbrellas, cabanas and other obstacles overnight to help provide safe movement for and prevent obstructions to, nesting sea turtles during Summer-Fall nesting season. They may block nesting females and new hatchlings.
  • Fill in any holes you find dug on the beach. People and nesting females can fall into holes and injure themselves.
  • Keep your pets and children away from designated nest sites on the beach.
  • Report any nesting activity or injured and dead turtles you encounter to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 252-247-4003.