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The Crystal Coast - Southern Outer Banks

The Crystal Coast is an 85-mile stretch of beaches known as the Southern Outer Banks. The collection of beaches and towns offers a unique blend of history, family fun, water sports and natural areas. Explore our beaches and activities sections to find areas that appeal to you. Once you choose which areas you'll be visiting on your stay, browse restaurants, venues, places to stay and more to customize your vacation.

Explore the Crystal Coast

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Few experiences stir the senses like dining on freshly caught seafood along the ocean’s edge. Our long history of fishing combined with North Carolina’s rich culinary culture has...

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Water Activities

With more than 85 miles of coastline and a variety of waterways, the Crystal Coast is a playground for water sports activities throughout the year.

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Places To Stay

From quaint bed and breakfasts, outstanding hotels, historic beachfront homes, to cozy cottages by the sea — you’ll discover your castle near the sand, complete with exceptional...

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Annual Events

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Annual Events

35th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

Morehead City Waterfront

October is National Seafood Month and The first full weekend in October is the official kickoff...

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Upcoming Events

Dos Eddies @ Jack's

Jack's Waterfront Bar

KARAOKE Sunday Nights at Cru

Cru Wine Bar & The Wine Store

From the Blog

From the Blog

Emerald Isle & Beaufort, NC Anniversary Trip + Travel Guide

Last week, Stephen and I celebrated our four-year anniversary, and we decided to visit both the Emerald Isle and Beaufort, NC areas for a long weekend. Neither of us had been to either of these fabulous Crystal Coast towns before. They were...

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