Imagine a destination where National, State and Local Parks, combined with beautiful beaches and rich inshore waters, dominate the landscape. The Crystal Coast is an outdoor paradise for visitors with adventure sports in mind, or those with recreational activities in their plans to purely enjoy the great outdoors. Regardless of your desired level of activity, our beautiful landscape is incomparable, with plenty of recreational services and amenities for you to explore and enjoy.
2023 is also North Carolina's Year of the Trail, celebrating our Great Trail State! You can walk, pedal, paddle, ride, drink and nosh your way through all the trails North Carolina, and more specifically, the Crystal Coast has to offer. For a downloadable Crystal Coast Trail map just click here. You can visit our Parks & Nature page for more details about local trails and where to find them. Don't let your exploration end on land! Year of the Trail harnesses all types of trails including kayaking and paddleboarding too. For a comprehensive waterway trail guide of the Crystal Coast, check out our Kayaking & Paddleboarding page.