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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 explorable 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 and more to customize your stay.

Explore the Crystal Coast

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Restaurants

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

Jun 11
Annual Events

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament will take place June 11 - 19, 2021 in Morehead City. Among...

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Jul 14
Annual Events

Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament

The Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament is a three day non-profit, full release fishing tournament...

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May 14
Annual Events

33rd Annual Beaufort Music Festival

Beaufort, North Carolina

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

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Mar 05
Annual Events

Beaufort Game Faire

Beaufort Hotel

This family fun sporting event features trained dog demonstrations by Wildrosw Kennels, the...

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Upcoming Events

All You Can Play Arcade

Mac Daddy's Entertainment Center

Brittany Davis

Riptidez Bar & Grill Morehead City

10th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

From the Blog

From the Blog

Holiday Shopping + Sips

Over the weekend, my friend and I had the unique opportunity to visit the beautiful shops and beaches of the Crystal Coast! The Crystal Coast is located in North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks. It's home to 85 miles of gleaming...

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