What Makes Us the “Crystal Coast?”


The Crystal Coast of North Carolina has long been enjoyed by visitors, but what gives it such a glistening name? Perhaps more than you know. The most defining landmark in the area is Cape Lookout Lighthouse – known locally as the “Diamond Lady” based on its black and white daymark. Standing regally at the southern tip of Cape Lookout… Read More

Sea-to-Table with Carteret Catch


As home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival, Beaufort Wine & Food Festival, dozens of chef-owned restaurants and generations of fishermen, it’s no secret that we take seafood seriously at the Crystal Coast. With the help of Carteret Catch, we’re working to maintain that heritage and ensure that you’re experiencing fresh, quality seafood during your visit…. Read More

Fresh, Fun Food at Dank Burrito


What began as a funky food truck by the beach has evolved into yet another one of the Crystal Coast’s favorite foodie finds. Imagined into existence by local chef and restaurateur Clarke Merrell, Dank Burrito began serving their unique tacos and burritos in May 2014, driving throughout the Crystal Coast and gaining a quick and enthusiastic following…. Read More

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