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On Land at The Crystal Coast

A fun-filled vacation cannot live on water alone. Fortunately, the Crystal Coast offers plenty of things to do on dry land. From family time at the go-cart track to tee times at one of the area’s golf courses, the Crystal Coast has activities galore. Including horseback riding and biking, as well as places to kick back with a cocktail and enjoy live music.

Adventure CALO- Port City Pirates & Ghosts Tour

An interactive pirate guided tour inside of an authentic haunted historic building.  The building has such a haunted reputation, that it has been investigated dozens of times by professional paranormal teams, and their findings have been nothing short of spectacular.  Everyone in your group gets a real swordfighting lesson. You get to help load & fire a working cannon & of course you will hear some of the area’s creepiest ghost stories. This tour is perfect for families & groups – interactive and tons of FUN!! Paranormal experiences can and do happen, so be prepared for anything - bring your camera!

View Website 601-4 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 772-9925

AdventureCALO-Beaufort Ghost Walk

The Beaufort Ghost Walk is a Guided Walking Tour through the Historic District of Beaufort, North Carolina. Founded in 1709, Beaufort is the 3rd oldest town in NC, and the 12th oldest town in North America. On the Ghost Walk, you will be entertained by your Pirate Guides, as they regale you with an enjoyable assortment of haunted tales, ghost stories, and  interesting histories of the Beaufort area. In addition, you will hear about some of the amazing unexplainable encounters experienced by both our guests and guides during Ghost Walks of the past.

View Website 601-4 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 772-9925

Amos Mosquito's

Amos Mosquito’s is a casual, fine dining restaurant that serves an eclectic, made from scratch menu. We have a unique, outdoorsy décor and a covered patio overlooking Bogue Sound.

View Website 703 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 247-6222

Arendell Room

The Arendell Room features classic cocktails, martinis, wine and cold beers. We take a culinary approach to cocktails that uses the best ingredients, like fresh squeezed juices and the finest spirits. These are the drinks you've been practicing for. The AR is located in Downtown Morehead between Raps and 8th Street.

View Website 715 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-2753

Art Escapes & Frames, Inc.

We are a small art gallery and frame shop with a friendly, personal touch. Some of our products include: Quality custom framing, and original art work by local artists. Our greatest asset is you - our clients. We enjoy extending friendly, southern hospitality to each and every one of you. Come visit us. Look on our Location page to find us. We are located in the Morehead Plaza near Lowe's Food Store.

View Website 2900 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 247-5111

Artful Ventures

706 Cedar Point Blvd
Cedar Point, NC 28584

(252) 393-3728

Arts & Things

Arts & Things, located in Morehead City, North Carolina on the Crystal Coast, has been serving Eastern Carolina with fine art, custom framing, fine art supplies and fine art printing for over 16 years.

View Website 704 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 240-1979

Arts Council Of Carteret County

The ACCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and support the development, promotion, and expansion of the arts in Carteret County. We are the Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council for Carteret County, the local Council responsible for managing and sub-granting Grassroots Arts Program funds for local arts programming. Through the Grassroots program, local nonprofit art associations obtain funding to bring the arts to the county.

View Website

(252) 726-9156

Backstreet Pub

The Backstreet Pub has been called the friendliest, funkiest little bar from Maine to Venezuela. Housed in a century-old former bakery, it is famous among sailors who course the ICW and who have covered the walls with nautical memorabilia. But the Backstreet is also a local hangout. For fishermen and writers, waitresses and tugboat captains, retired spies, deep sea divers and just about anyone looking for a cold beer, a fine wine and some decent conversation. And, perhaps, a game of cribbage.

View Website 124 Middle Ln.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-7108

Beach Tavern Bar & Grill

Favorite Sports Bar & Grill in AB since 1972. Awesome food, cheap drinks, ice cold beer, pool hall, darts & fooseball! Live venue & banquet room available.

413 W Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 247-4466

Beach Wheels Bike Rentals

View Website 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Ste. 103
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-2453

Beachside Bikes

We have plenty of bikes and scooters to rent or purchase.

View Website 212 West Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512


Beaufort Bicycle

127 Briar Patch Lane
Beaufort, NC 28516


Beneath The Palms

1 West Ridge Center
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-2111


A full service BICYCLE shop offering bicycles from manufacturers who over the past 9 years we have come to know and trust. Bicycles from GIANT, MARIN, DAHON, RALEIGH, DIAMONDBACK, JAMIS, HAMPTON CRUISERS, EARTH CRUISERS, BOSS CRUISERS are the brands we stock. In addition we carry EZ 1 and CYCLE GENIUS RECUMBENTS, DAHON folding bikes, Tandem bicycles, a line of storage solutions, jogger/strollers, and trailers. Our parts and service department can handle your repair and service needs.

Two other rental locations: ChowdaHeads Restaurant, 7801 Emerald Drive & Flip Flops, 3305 Emerald Drive

View Website 1020 Cedar Point Blvd
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

(252) 393-7161

Blu Sail Gallery

Gallery, Artists' School, Pottery Studio in Downtown Morehead City located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Local art. Award-winning art. Classes. All ages, all levels.

View Website 903 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Brandywine Bay

18 holes, par 71 Public course is open year-round. Tee times: booked one day in advance

View Website 224 Brandywine Blvd.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 247-2541

Bridges Street Pottery

View Website 1920 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 342-1134

Cabana Club

View Website 5386 Highway 70 W.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 222-0111

Cape Lookout Studies Program

Located at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

View Website 315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-7317

Carolina Artist Gallery

This co-op gallery is located at 800 Evans Street, corner of 8th  – a block away from the Marlin Fountain in Downtown Morehead City’s Historic Waterfront district.  Our artists range from classically trained traditionalists to contemporary self-taught painters working in oil, acrylic, pastel, photography and mixed media.  Jewelry artists, potters, sculpture, metal workers and woodcrafters present three dimensional work.  You’ll find the whimsical, along with the serious, the thought provoking as well as the amusing.  All artwork is available for purchase and in a range of prices.  

View Website 800 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-7550

Carteret Community Theatre

The Carteret Communty Theatre is a non-profit, all volunteer group committed to bringing opportunities for theatrical experiences to all the citizens of Carteret County. Our members meet the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:00 pm in the student center on the campus of the Carteret Community College in Morehead City. All are welcome to attend.

View Website 105-D Wayne Drive
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-6340

Carteret Contemporary Art

Carteret Contemporary Art and Vision Gallery are fine art galleries who operate in the resort areas of eastern North Carolina. Their clients, many of whom own vacation homes on the east coast, reside throughout the US.

View Website 1106 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-4071

Carteret County Parks & Recreation Department

Carteret County manages 14 parks and 3 County school ball fields, ranging in size from 1 to 31 acres, located from Sea Level to Cedar Point, totaling approximately 200 acres.

View Website 801 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 808-3301

Clairita's Tiki Bar

Offering nightly live music performances, Clarita's Tiki Bar also offers a wide selection of menu items. Crab stuffed portabellas, shrimp and scallop scampi and grilled or fried seafood platters are among the favorites.

Town Creek Marina 232 W. Beaufort Road
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 504-7263

Cool Fish Bar & Grill

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5PM - midnight. Chargrilled seafood and steaks. Nightly drink specials.

1644 Live Oak St
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-3335

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

View Website 1785 Island Road
Harkers Island, NC 28531


Country Carriage Stables & Tours

Horseback riding, riding lessons, general store and much more! Also able to provide carriage services at a location of your choice. Available for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions by reservation only.

View Website 4526 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28516

(252) 808-7314

Country Club of the Crystal Coast

View Website 152 Oakleaf Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

(252) 726-1034

Crystal Coast Bicycles LTD

Crystal Coast Bicycles offers the largest selection of Fuji, Electra, Orbea, Look, Marin and Haro bicycles on the coast. From sales and rentals to accessories and service, Crystal Coast Bicycles is your local beach bike shop.

View Website 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 247-1110

Emerald Club Tropical Beach Bar

Emerald Club features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. This includes Beach music, Top 40, Classic rock, and much more. The Emerald Club is highly recommended by the locals and is one of Hottest night clubs on the Crystal Coast!

View Website 8102 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-2929

Emerald Forest Putt-Putt

Open 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM. 18 Hole Putt Putt Golf Course Beside Pacific Superstore

8720 Reed Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-5034

Emerald Isle Beach Gear & Linens

Sports, Beach Gear & Rental Packages for Emerald Isle, the Crystal Coast. Rent with us on your next Vacation to the Southern Outer Banks of NC!

View Website 9106-B Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, NC 28584

(252) 764-2863
or (866) 593-4327

Emerald Isle Bicycle Rental

We are your full service local bicycle rental service. Renting comfortable Beach Cruiser Bicycles starting at $35/week including FREE DELIVERY! Add a child seat for $25. Or rent one of our bike trailers. We rent all types of cycling equipment from Cruiser bicycles to Road Bikes and Tri Bikes. Our Hybrids rent for $59/week, Road Bikes from $69/week, and Tandem bikes start at $59/week.

View Website Emerald Isle
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(910) 554-8186

Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation

The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities, programs and services for both residents & visitors alike. Folks of all ages are certain to find an activity for their enjoyment.

View Website 7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-6350

Emerald Plantation Cinemas

View Website 8700 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-7263

Eterna Riverview Stables

1006 Lake N Shore Dr.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-8313

Golfin' Dolphin

Golfin' Dolphin Family Recreation Center at the intersection of NC 24/58 has a driving range, miniature golf, batting cages, go karts, bumper boats, water wars.

View Website 134 Golfin Dolphin Dr.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

(252) 393-8131

Handscapes Gallery

Featuring Fine Arts and Crafts, Handscapes Gallery is located on the waterfront in historic Beaufort, NC. The Gallery promotes American traditions in pottery, jewelry and glasswork with an emphasis on North Carolina artists. Over 200 artists are represented in a full range of work from the traditional to the contemporary in pottery, glass, jewelry, metal, wood and other media.

View Website 410 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-6805

Hannah's Haus

Located in the back of Gaskill’s Hardware in beautiful Beaufort, North Carolina, Hannah’s Haus is a small bar with big taste in craft beers. In fact, we focus on craft beer. We have over 25 beers on tap, offer over 100 varieties of bottled beers, and we have live music just about every weekend featuring such bands as Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Ends, Blackfoot Gypsies….the list continues to grow. We’re a friendly bunch to hang with for an hour or entire evening. Join in on the occasional bar tournaments such as cornhole, darts, or ping pong. We’re also known to host killer oyster roasts every now and then, potluck dinners, even chili competitions, and our Christmas pajama party is a hoot.

View Website 900 Live Oak Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-3757

Hungry Town Bike Tours

Ride off from the beautiful waterfront and make your way through historic streets of the seaport town of Beaufort.  The Town has a designated bike route and parking is convenient due to the many public racks in downtown Beaufort.  We are the only bike shop that offers bicycle rental rates by the hour - $5.00 per hour with a two hour minimum.  All rental rates include NC sales tax.   Rates include helmet and lock.  We only offer adult-size bicycles.  Pedal through 300 years of Beaufort’s history.  It’s the coolest way to tour America's coolest small town.

In addition, we offer history and culinary bike tours.  Our professional local guide will entertain you with fascinating details, historical narratives and true stories that make up the town’s rich history.  You’ll nosh and sip on some of the most delicious flavors on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. 

View Website 412 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 648-1011

Hwy 58 Bicycles @ E.I.

Located on the path across from Emerald Isle Food Lion. 20 Years Experience- All Brands. Sales, Rentals and Repairs. For more information, please contact Ron Ryan- [email protected], 252-354-9006

View Website 8802 Reed Dr #2
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 393-7762

Island Essentials Tents & Events

View Website 208-A Bogue Inlet Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-8887

Jack's Waterfront Bar

Jack’s Waterfront Bar is proud to be the only waterfront bar in Morehead City, NC offering live music, drink specials and a whole lot of fun! We are located in Downtown Morehead City, at the end of 6th Street, next to public docks. We are a Family Owned and Operated business. We display local artists and strive everyday to make our place your place. When you want to get away, sit by the water and watch a beautiful sunset, we are the place for you! For the rest of the crowd looking to have a cold drink and listen to your favorite band, we’ve got what you need, too!

View Website 513 Evans Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Laughing Gull Gallery

2816 W. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 726-2362

Leni Newell Studios And Gallery

View Website 1190 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28512

(252) 269-1804

Mac Daddy's Sports Bar & Grill

When you're looking for fun and a great family-friendly atmosphere head to Mac Daddy's! We have 24 lanes of the coolest bowling around, the area's largest arcade and an awesome sports bar restaurant with big-screened televisions! Mac Daddy's is the one stop for fun on the Crystal Coast and only minutes from Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Jacksonville and New Bern. Big city fun is located right here in Cape Carteret so come to Mac Daddy's today. We're open 364 days a year serve you the best fun in eastern North Carolina!

View Website 130 Golfin Dolphin Drive
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

(252) 393-6565

Mattie King Davis Art Gallery

The oldest art gallery in Carteret County, on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site.

View Website 100 Turner Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-5225

Memories Beach & Shag Club

Listen to Beach Music and Shag with your friends on the best hardwood dance floor in Eastern North Carolina.

View Website 128 E. Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-7424

Morehead City Parks & Recreation

It is our department’s desire to provide a recreation experience designed to meet constructive and worthwhile goals of the individual participant, groups, and the community at large.

View Website 1600 Fisher Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-5083

NC Aquarium At Pine Knoll Shores

Accommodates 12-300 several options available

View Website 1 Roosevelt Blvd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

(866) 294-3477

North Carolina Coastal Federation

Our Mission: To provide citizens and groups with the assistance they need to take an active role in the stewardship of North Carolina’s coastal water quality and natural resources.

View Website 3609 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570

(800) 232-6210
or (252) 393-8185

North River Club

18 hole semi-private world class championship golf course located in the North River Club sub-division.

View Website 300 Links Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-5525

Outer Banks Riding Stables

All guided tours~No experience necessary. Come enjoy beach riding through the waves, island-hopping, the beautiful scenery, and wildlife.

View Website 120 Driftwood Dr.
Cedar Island, NC 28520

(252) 225-1185

Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway

View Website 976 Salter Path Rd.
Salter Path, NC 28575

(252) 247-3024

Rachel Carson Reserve

The Rachel Carson component is located near the mouth of the Newport River in southern Carteret County, directly across Taylor's Creek from the historic town of Beaufort. This site is a complex of islands: Carrot Island, Town Marsh, Bird Shoal, and Horse Island. These islands are more than three miles long and less than a mile wide, covering 2,025 acres. Middle Marsh, separated from the rest of the site by the North River Channel, is almost two miles long and less than a mile wide, covering nearly 650 acres. The islands and estuarine waters at the Rachel Carson site are strongly influenced by river and inlet dynamics and the twice-daily tides. Habitats found within the site include tidal flats, flooded salt marshes, ocean beach, subtidal soft bottoms, hard surfaces, dredge spoil areas, sand dunes, shrub thicket, and maritime forest. More than 200 species of birds have been observed at the site, which is located within the Atlantic Flyway. Twenty-three species are considered rare or decreasing in number. The site is an important feeding area for Wilson's plovers in the summer and piping plovers in the winter. The shrub thicket of Middle Marsh supports an egret and heron rookery. In addition to feral horses, the river otter, gray fox, raccoon, and marsh rabbit inhabit the islands. The American bottlenose dolphin swims in the deeper waters around the islands, along with 52 species of fish. Forty-seven invertebrate species common to the site include mollusks and worms. The Rachel Carson site is only accessible by boat. Visitors may use their own boat or contact the private fee ferry services located in Beaufort. The state Wildlife Resources Commission operates a public boat ramp and parking lot along Taylor's Creek, at the East end of Front Street. Visitors usually land on the sandy beach at the west end of Town Marsh and cross over to Bird Shoals on foot. For information about group or school programs and field trips, contact us at 252-838-0883.

View Website Po Box 1040
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 838-0883

Scott Taylor Photography, Inc.

View Website 214 Pollock Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-0900

Silver Creek Golf Club

18 holes, par 72

View Website 601 Pelletier Loop Rd.
Swansboro, NC 28584

(252) 393-8058
or (800) 373-6605

Star Hill Golf Club

View Website 202 Clubhouse Dr.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

(252) 393-8111
or (800) 845-8214

Star Hill Golf Club

Star Hill Golf Club opened its fairways and greens for play in 1967, making it one of the Crystal Coast's preferred golfing traditions.  Our 27 holes of coastal Carolina golf are always in great condition.

View Website 202 Clubhouse Drive
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
(252) 393-8111

The Artestry Hideaway

The Artestry Hideaway offers North Carolina Artists with a wide variety of talent.  We are not the 'normal' gallery as we offer a cozy whimsical environment consisting of fine art, wood turners, jewelry, glass, pottery - functional and non, original paintings, prints, greeting cards, hand painted scarfs, rope rugs, soy candles and lanterns. We have several demonstrations throughout each month so please refer to our events page on Facebook.

We are located on the BOARDWALK side of 412 Front Street Beaufort NC 28516.  We can be found on Facebook at ' The Artestry Hideaway' and website of Artestryhideaway.com or email [email protected]  Contact Angie Williams for further information at  919-244-7354

View Website 412 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

(919) 244-7354

The Golf Farm

Everything you need to improve your golf game.

View Website 612 Tom Mann Rd.
Newport, NC 28570

(252) 223-3276

The Morehead Center

Exciting live professional variety show featuring year-round family entertainment.

View Website 1311 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-1501
or (866) 580-7469

Time Out Tavern

360 Chatham Street
Newport, NC 28570
(252) 223-3303

Vision Gallery

Carteret Contemporary Art and Vision Gallery are fine art galleries who operate in the resort areas of eastern North Carolina. Their clients, many of whom own vacation homes on the east coast, reside throughout the US.

View Website 407-A6 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 247-5550

Water Boggan Of Emerald Isle

8915 Reed Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-2609

Wood Artists' Gallery

View Website 1186 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28475

(252) 726-1400

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