Emerald Isle

emerald isle view from ocean
emerald isle view from ocean

Explore Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is approximately 13 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The island is a part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands that protect the mainland. Between the islands lies Bogue Sound , separating Emerald Isle from the mainland. This lush and beautiful island is home to thousands of species, making it a popular destination for bird-watching, fishing, and sightseeing.

There's So Much to LOVE in Emerald Isle!

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Things to Do

This season, enjoy your vacation to its fullest with an endless list of things to do on the beautiful Emerald isle. Try kitesurfing, practice your golf swing, charter a fishing boat, sleep under the stars, explore the Bogue Sound by canoe or kayak, or attend one of the many community events held throughout the year. Popular events include the EmeraldFest Concert Series, the Beach Jive After 5, volleyball tournaments, and fishing tournaments.

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Lush Parks

You don’t have to be at the beach to enjoy beautiful weather and sunny days! Emerald Isle’s Bike Path stretches from Indian Beach down the length of Emerald Isle, providing an alternative means of transportation to various destinations in town, including downtown. Parks throughout the community offer picnic and playground areas and even fitness centers.

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113 College Street
Wallace, NC 28466

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1101 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

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414 Whittaker Point Road
Oriental, NC 28571

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Community Events

Get involved in your community! Meet neighbors and make friends at community events, such as the Emerald Isle Marathon. Located on the boardwalk at the Circle, the Music Festival offers free admission and a fun community event filled with music by top local artists. Nearby Atlantic Beach is also home to the annual Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Fishing Tournament.

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Public Beaches

Public access beaches in and around Emerald Isle include:

  • Eastern Ocean Regional Access – EORA
  • Blue Heron Park
  • Cedar Street Park
  • Emerald Isle Woods Park
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Other Nearby Areas

Looking for even more attractions and entertainment? It may be a small town, but Emerald Isle is designed to promote the ultimate vacation lifestyle. Stroll Emerald Drive and explore a quaint downtown vibe of boutiques, shops, and local eateries. Attend an art exhibit or a painting party. Take part in a sporting event or an exercise class.

Emerald Isle Real Estate

The Emerald Isle, NC real estate market offers oceanfront homes along the Atlantic Ocean and waterfront homes on the shores of Bogue Sound. There are beachfront "sand castles" and snug bungalows among the trees of the island's interior. Many homeowners treat their homes as investments or income property by renting them as vacation homes. Competent local rental management companies offer professional services.

Ready to find your paradise? Homes along the Crystal Coast offer a wide range of prices, from condos under $100,000 to beachfront mansions above $1,000,000. Contact top Crystal Coast real estate agents at Linda Rike Realty today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Emerald Isle.
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