The beautiful community of Emerald Isle is located entirely on the Bogue Banks, a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. In a region known as the Crystal Coast, Emerald Isle is known for its spectacular beaches and homes with breathtaking views. You'll be but a short drive (or ferry ride) away from Hammock Beach State Park, Hofmann State Forest, and Cape Lookout National Seashore.
An area steeped in history, the land around Emerald Isle was first inhabited around 500 AD by Algonquin Indians. Around 1730 the area was settled by fisherman and whalers, and was also known for being ransacked by pirates on multiple occasions. Though the pirates are long gone, the maritime aspect of Emerald Isle lives on through its magnificent beaches and world class fishing opportunities. Additionally, some summers see the area play host to annual sand sculpting competitions, which are always worth checking out. The Bogue Banks Country Club, Rock Creek Golf Club, and Star Hill Golf Club provide a great way to spend an afternoon improving your golf game or just having some family fun. Museums, aquariums, marinas and great shopping round out the community, and ensure that you'll never be bored when visiting Emerald Isle on the Crystal Coast. Consider North Carolina for your next Atlantic vacation, and browse through our listings of Emerald Isle vacation home rentals today!
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