The Crystal Coast is 85 miles of gorgeous coastline on the southern most part of the Outer Banks. It’s known for its sparkling waters and wide sandy beaches, with lots to do, but also filled with serenity. A quick commute from the Triangle area is about to get even shorter with the current construction of Interstate 42. Raleigh to the Crystal Coast will be just two hours!
The southern facing beaches of Crystal Coast are made up of several different desirable towns:
Emerald Isle was recently rated #2 must see beaches in the South by USA Today and historic Beaufort is often listed on the favorite small town list by Travel and Leisure. Atlantic Beach and Morehead City have lots of amazing restaurants and family fun. Pine Knoll Shores features secluded beaches, the North Carolina aquarium, and the untouched reserve known as Theodore Roosevelt natural area. Nearby Indian beach and Salter Path also offer lush, coastal forests and beautiful beaches.