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.

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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

The Great Holiday Laser Show

Carteret County Speedway

Emerald Owl Productions, Inc. (EOP) and The Carteret County Speedway are partnering for a second...

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Upcoming Events

30 Second Rocks Music Trivia at Crystal Coast Brewing Co

Crystal Coast Brewing Company - Atlantic Beach

ARTrageaus in the Anchor Room

Promise Land Market

From the Blog

From the Blog

Exploring Cape Lookout National Seashore: A Journey Through History and Natural Beauty

Cape Lookout National Seashore, located on the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, is a place where history, nature, and beauty converge to create a memorable experience for visitors. With its pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, and the...

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