Welcome to Emerald Isle - The Family Beach!
Located on the Southern Outer Banks, Emerald Isle NC is a beach paradise. CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty has many vacation, second homes or permanent residents either For Sale or For Rent. Across from Swansboro, Morehead City and Beaufort on the NC mainland, Emerald Isle is on the western end of the southern most barrier island.
Emerald Isle remains untouched by the over development of many beaches and does not offer high rises, traffic jams or big city lights. Emerald Isle's population is only 5,000 off-season and 15,000 in-season including vacation renters-which make it a small North Carolina beach community year round. There are few hotels here so Emerald Isle Vacation Rentals are generally your best and most affordable choice.
The "Outer banks" is a string of islands separating the Atlantic Ocean from the North Carolina mainland. These barrier islands include (from North to South) Bodie, Hatteras, Ocracoke to Cape Lookout in Carteret County. Areas south of Cape Lookout are considered the "Southern Outer Banks" or "Crystal Coast". The island of Bogue Banks is here and includes the pristine beaches of Emerald Isle, Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Atlantic Beach.
Because of Emerald Isle's close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream our ocean waters are warmer than more nothern beaches, The Gulf stream is an intense, warm ocean current running off the coast of Florida to North Carolina. It is on 40-50 miles of the Emerald Isle shore and can be reached by charter fishing boat in 1-2 hours. This makes for exceptionall warm ocean waters and exceptionally good salt water fishing!
Emerald Isle NC is known for its Pier and Surf fishing! Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle is one of the few public fishing piers left in the area. Day passes can be bought for as little as $10 for bottom fishing or $20 for King Fishing. Surf fishing at Emerald Isle can be done at any strech of the beach, but experienced surf fishers say if you fish around jetties, points, bars, sloughs or cuts you will get more activity. Salt water fish caught while at Emerald Isle might include, pan-fish, flounder, speckled trout, snook, bluefish, smaller red fish, striped bass nd red drum to mention a few. If you do not catch anything, you can always go to the local fresh Emerald isle seafood markets where daily fresh catch is available at local prices.
In addition to fishing, Emerald Isle has many things for the erntire family to do including bike trails, golfing, tennis, swimming, surfing, boating, water sports, shelling or just relaxing on the Crystal Coast beaches. Our CENTURY21 Coastland Realty Sales and Rental Staff are waiting to serve. See you soon in Emerald Isle.