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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

Beaufort Music Festival

Gallants Channel

Beaufort Music Festival (BMF) is a community-supported, volunteer-run event put on by Beaufort...

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Upcoming Events

7th Annual Core Sound Run

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

From the Blog

From the Blog

Easter Exploration on the Crystal Coast

What better way to get a bunny hop start on spring than spending Easter at the beach? Search no further than the Crystal Coast for plenty of Easter fun for kids and adults alike! So go ahead and pack your Easter basket and bunny ears then...

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