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With more than 85 miles of enticing coastline, it's no wonder that water plays such an important role in our culture and activities. Whether you find your passion on a board, on a boat or under the waves, the Crystal Coast offers incredible opportunities to enjoy the H20 that surrounds you. Dive in!

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Randy’s Way Access

A single handicap parking space with beach access.

9519 Ocean Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier

Bogue Inlet Pier is newly rebuilt from Hurricane Irene and has been reconfigured to be Spanish Mackerel friendly on the end, in addition to allowing for an equal King Mackerel fishing area. We have an observation deck at the end of the pier where spectators can watch all of the action. There is no charge for spectators and we have plenty of beach parking.

100 Bogue Inlet Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-2919

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Emerald Isle Paddle Tours

Take a guided tour through the marshes and estuaries of Bogue Sound… By design, our tours use the wind and the tide to slowly propel you through our beautiful aquatic paradise. No experience is necessary just show  up and paddle!

Emerald Isle, NC, United States

(252) 876-2595

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Crystal Coast Boat Charters and Rentals

Crystal Coast Boat Charters and Rentals was established to offer visitors to the Crystal Coast the chance to be a local for a day.  During a full service charter or rental, we strive to ensure that visitors to the area enjoy a fun filled day on the water, visiting islands and trying out exciting water sports equipment.  Our local guide who is knowledgeable about the changing shoals and tides of local waters will ensure that you and your family and friends are safe while enjoying all there is to offer on the Intracoastal Waterway.  We can help you create a custom tour or plan a special celebration.  The possibilities are endless– you may even see a pirate or find buried treasure! We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and have developed great relationships with long-standing clients because of it. Come see for yourself what makes our boat charters and rentals different from the rest.

6800 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(910) 431-6190

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Eastern Regional Access

The site of the former old Emerald Isle Pier and provides 245 parking spaces, a picnic gazebo, outdoor showers, bathrooms, and drink machines.

2700 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

1-800-786-6962

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Emerald Isle Adventures, Inc. | Fishing Charter & Pontoon Boat Rentals

Proud to be a family owned and operated business. Looking for things to do in Emerald Isle, NC ? Join Capt. Roy & Lisa Heverly for a good time on your outdoor adventure. Don’t forget so reserve your Family portraits!!!

6800 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(910) 538-2749

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Station Street Park

Beach access with parking area

11001 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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CXC Fishing

CXC Fishing offers a charter boat for offshore and inshore fishing on the Crystal Coast. Adventure awaits in Emerald Isle, NC!

311 Mangrove Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(919) 215-1950

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Reel Outdoors Inc.

For over 22 years, “The Reel Outdoors” has been supplying fishermen with the best bait, tackle and marine supplies all under one roof! Conveniently located in the heart of Emerald Isle, our focus is to offer our customers the best service and local expertise. We carry one of the largest selections of fishing supplies on the Crystal Coast. We offer a large line of clothing brands, from Guy Harvey, Calcutta, Columbia, Rainbows, and Southern Fried Cotton. Our brands of sunglasses include Costa Del Mar, Sea Striker, and Calcutta. If you don’t see it, we can get it for you! Our experienced staff can help you every step of the way in making sure that you get the proper equipment you need for both inshore and offshore fishing.

7802 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

252-354-6692

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Emerald Isle Boating Access Area

The access includes 4 ramps and 112 vehicle/trailer spaces, making it the largest public boat launching facility along the North Carolina coast.

The access will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NC 58 (Emerald Drive) near Mile Marker 18-adjacent to Chapel by the Sea, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

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Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

Guiding Inshore charters near Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Beaufort, Bogue Sound

Fishing For: Inshore Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum
Services include: Inshore charter fishing, Eco-Tours, Island Excursions, Pirate Themed Birthday Adventure Parties for Kids

1/2 Day and Full Day charters available
Licensed USCG Captain, Fully insured and CPR Certified

Additional information can be found on the website and Facebook page.

Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(919) 285-9072

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Bogue Sound Adventures

The Bogue Sound is one of the primary enticing backdrops on the Crystal Coast. Bordering all of the coastal beach towns from Emerald Isle to Atlantic Beach, and serving as a popular portion of the Intracoastal Waterway that cruises through this coastal Carolina region, the Bogue Sound is arguably the most popular – and the most visited – sound along the entirety of the Crystal Coast.

510 W Marina Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28954

(252) 422-7873

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Up the Creek Outfitters

Up the Creek Outfitters invites you to escape to the seclusion of the “backcountry” and see North Carolina’s beautiful waters and beaches by kayak. Glide across warm, blue water and take in marine life, sights, and sounds of nature. Our guides are happy to explain this ecosystem’s uniqueness in plants, marine life, birds and natural history. Whether you’re vacationing in coastal North Carolina, or a local, there is sure to be a tour and location that excites you. Discover locations such as the Outer Banks, Emerald Isle, Beaufort, Edenton, New Bern, Swansboro, Brunswick County beaches and or make a daring adventure to see the Shackleford Banks horses and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

9404 Coast Guard Rd Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 497-8882

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Wyndtree Access

A single handicap parking space with beach access.

10535 Wyndtree Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Western Regional Access

Provides 167 parking spaces including bathrooms, outdoor showers, volleyball courts, and a picnic gazebo.

299 Islander Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Nancy Lee Fishing Charters

The Nancy Lee Fishing Charters with Captain Lee Manning features the 45-foot Nancy Lee III and the 52-foot Nancy Lee V which are docked at the Nancy Lee Fishing Center located “between the bridges” in Swansboro, NC. The Nancy Lee Fishing Charters are designed to meet your group or individual needs. Headboat pricing (per person) and accessibility for larger private groups is available. Deep sea trolling, bottom fishing or perhaps its just a waterway or dolphin watch cruise, you’ll be glad you chose the Nancy Lee Fishing Charters!

128 E Corbett Ave, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(910) 326-4304

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Cedar Street Park

(Located at the end of Cedar Street on the Sound Side). Parking Available for 10 cars with a pier and Public Sound Access. Launch your kayak from here!

7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Blackskimmer Access

4-wheel Drive Access Point in the winter, single handicap parking space.

7500 Ocean Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Teezher Charters

Teezher Charters is a full service saltwater offshore charter boat. We offer live bait, bottom and gulf stream fishing trips. Come fish with us to experience some of the best fishing on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.

6800 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 240-9096

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Emerald Isle Woods Park

41-Acre park located off of Coast Guard Road, turn right before reaching Deer Horn Dunes. Walking trails and sound access. Seasons/Hours Open year round from sunrise to sunset.

7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Third Street Access

Furnishes 10 parking spaces in addition to a handicap ramp and an overlook picnic area.

305 Ocean Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Island Harbor Marina

With channel access off the ICW, Island Harbor Marina has 150 wet slips for boats up to 50 feet, three launch ramps, a ships store, gas and diesel fuel, fenced storage for boats on trailers and boat rentals.

510 W. Marina Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-3106

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Channel Drive Access

Provides 16 parking spaces and is located at intersection of Station St. & Coast Guard Road. Access the beach via Channel Dr.

11001 Station Street, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(800) 786-6962

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Hot Wax Surf & Paddle Sports – Rentals, Sales, Instruction, Tours

At HOT WAX SURF SHOP we are celebrating our 30th year as a core family and water-man owned surf shop with everything you need to surf, including the best instruction on the east coast. Brand name Sportswear, Clothing, Sunglasses, Hats, Sandals and Accessories. A large selection of  Authentic HOT WAX Tees for the entire family starting at only $12.99.

Emerald Isle’s largest selection of Surfboards, Stand-up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Skimmers, and Body boards, surfboard accessories, sales & repair.  Complete WATERSPORTS rentals,Yoga, Wild by Nature Tours. The islands largest rental equipment variety. Able to Accommodate large groups  www.hotwaxsurf.com.

200 Mallard Street, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(252) 354-6466

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