The Western Crystal Coast region (Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Stella, Pelletier and Newport) offers a relaxed, “down home” atmosphere conveniently located to beautiful beaches and a variety of specialty shops, restaurants and attractions. You'll surely want to stay in Cape Carteret. Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores just a few minutes down the road and Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Enjoy a host of family-friendly activities in Cape Carteret including mini golf, go-kart tracks, bumper boats, bowling and a 4000 sq. foot arcade. Take a short drive into Morehead City and Beaufort to stroll the scenic waterfront areas with an impressive line-up of charter boats and shopping.