Sailboat on the Intercoastal

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

The Perfect Activity is Waiting for You


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

Crystal Coast Highland Games

Gallant Channel

Join in a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture at the Crystal Coast Highland Games taking...

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Upcoming Events


Mill Whistle Brewing

Behind the Scenes Tour: At a Glance

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Bend & Brew Saturdays

Crystal Coast Brewing Company - Atlantic Beach

From the Blog

From the Blog

Celebrate the Holidays Wrapped with Crystal Coast Charm

The holiday season is a magical time at North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, delivering the type of charm that looks and feels like a scene from a Hallmark Christmas movie. Minus all that snow of course. The moderate climate lets you...

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