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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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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

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Annual Events

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

Morehead City Waterfront/Beaufort Waterfront

The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 featuring...

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Upcoming Events

All You Can Play Arcade

Mac Daddy's Entertainment Center

9th Annual Gingerbread Festival

Crystal Coast Civic Center

From the Blog

From the Blog

Sportfishing The Crystal Coast

Way down along the Outer Banks, North Carolina, the southern barrier islands stand apart in character and spirit, so much so that they go by a different name – the Crystal Coast – encompassing 18 miles of beach including the...

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