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All About Emerald Isle
Emerald Isle is a small-town beach retreat. It offers beautiful sand-dune-covered beaches beribboned with leaning wooden fences and a quaint village of cottages and low-key seafood joints. A big day here involves a leisurely kayaking trip followed by a stop at the local ice cream shop, where you can sit in one of the several brightly colored rocking chairs lined up outside. Emerald Isle is one of a network of Outer Banks barrier islands, which intersects with North Carolina’s Crystal Coast — an 85-mile stretch of pristine coastline that has long attracted those seeking a refuge from the demands of daily life.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Emerald Isle
April through June in Emerald Isle is warm and sunny, with temperatures in the low 70s to mid-80 degrees Fahrenheit. July through September grows hotter, with temperatures in the mid- to high 80s, and October through March cools down considerably, with temperatures in the high 50s to mid 60s, with forays into the 40s. Emerald Isle is prone to rain year round, so pack an umbrella no matter the season.
Top things to do in Emerald Isle
Emerald Isle is home to 12 miles of sandy beaches, but locals and visitors alike tend to agree that the Point is the prettiest. Located on the westernmost tip of the island, this expansive, undeveloped strand offers unobstructed ocean and sunset views. To access this beach, you’ll have to nab one of the limited number of spots in nearby Station Street Park, then walk about a quarter mile. The sense of isolation is part of the Point’s appeal, but it also means there are no restrooms or shops nearby, so plan accordingly.
Bogue Inlet Pier
A stroll down the 1,000-foot Bogue Inlet Pier is a great way to take in ocean views, watch surfers playing in the waves below, or partake in one of Emerald Isle’s big draws: fishing. Every year people line up along the pier to cast off and try to snag trout, mackerel, and tuna — or even blowfish or barracuda. You can buy day fishing passes and rent equipment at the pier. If you’d rather someone else catch your dinner, or you want to enjoy the ocean views with a drink in your hand, the pier’s bar and grill has got you covered.
Emerald Isle Woods Park
Escape into the shady, forested environs of Emerald Isle Woods Park, bordered on the north by Bogue Sound. Its 41 acres are criss-crossed with walking trails, and a wooden boardwalk will lead you to a floating dock and kayak launch. This park is a favorite of birders, who come here to spot ospreys, egrets, woodpeckers, and other feathered locals. It also features a nine-hole disc golf course.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to stay in a house in Emerald Isle?
Experience the best of Emerald Isle with our house vacation rentals, averaging about $410 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle?
Yes! Four-legged friends are welcome too! Select from over 140 pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, so your furry family members can join in on the adventure.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Emerald Isle?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 140 vacation rentals in Emerald Isle featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Are there Emerald Isle vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 170 vacation homes with pools in Emerald Isle, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!
What types of vacation rentals are available in Emerald Isle?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Emerald Isle. From over 20 cottages to over 200 houses, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
Do houses in Emerald Isle have Air Conditioning?
Absolutely! We offer over 200 house vacation rentals with Air Conditioning in Emerald Isle. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.