The village of Emerald Isle is found at the most western half of the island of Bogue Banks culminating in The Point, a spectacular vista for sunsets. Town fathers back in 1954 named their town for the lush green of the maritime forest that surrounded Emerald Isle then and now. This friendly Southern beach village offers the Crystal Coast’s largest selection of vacation rental homes ranging from quaint cottage, low-density condominiums or elegant sandcastle homes perfect for beach weddings and multigenerational family gatherings. Families enjoy miles of walking, jogging and bike paths and several nature trails that allow you to enjoy the natural pristine environment with a variety of birds, waterfowl and families of white tail deer. The sandy beaches on both the ocean side and the sound side attract sunbathers, swimmers, and fishermen as well as surfers, kayakers and standup paddle boarders. A very family friendly destination that has been a vacation tradition for families since the 1960’s, Emerald Isle also hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Festivals in NC!