Why The Crystal Coast

Superior Location

Imagine 85 miles of pristine, white-sand beaches, easily accessible and within a day’s drive of a dozen eastern states. Discover scenic barrier islands, just south of North Carolina’s Outer Banks on the sparkling Atlantic coast—perfect for boating, fishing, watersports or just kicking back with a great book. Relax in your choice of accommodations amid our unique variety of oceanside communities. Enjoy the water, and explore the land. Take a tour. Wine and dine. Experience the freshest seafood you can imagine. Plan a gathering or event, get married…or just get away. Consider spending your vacation immersed in stunning natural beauty, with your own perfect balance between quiet time with that special someone and any number of exciting activities.

Superior Value

Vacationing at the Crystal Coast means superior value, whatever your priorities. Our Atlantic-coast paradise is sheer perfection for fishing enthusiasts—from surfcasting to tournament-level—with plentiful inshore fishing opportunities and a stunning array of offshore sport charters on the Gulf-Stream. Extensive watersport options are always nearby, along with off-water sports, world-class dining and the freshest seafood around. Our east-coast southern culinary tradition offers distinctive, delicious cuisine, satisfying any appetite or budget, and it’s readily available throughout our region. Great lodging options for every budget means everything from camping to cottages, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts to condos. The Crystal Coast is ready. Are you?