North Carolina Crystal coast

nc towns
and beaches

alphabetical listing


ATLANTIC BEACH

 

AVON BEACH

 

BALDHEAD ISLAND

 

BEAUFORT

 

BUXTON

 

CALABASH

 

CAROLINA BEACH

 

CAROVA

 

CASWELL BEACH

 

CEDAR ISLAND

 

COROLLA BEACH

 

DUCK

 

EMERALD ISLE

 

FORT FISHER

 

FRISCO

 

HAMMOCKS BEACH

 

HATTERAS

 

HOLDEN BEACH

 

INDIAN BEACH

 

KILL DEVIL HILLS

 

KITTY HAWK

 

KURE BEACH

 

NAGS HEAD

 

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH

 

OAK ISLAND

 

OCEAN ISLE BEACH

 

OCRACOKE

 

PEA ISLAND

 

PINE KNOLL SHORES

 

ROANOKE ISLAND

 

RODANTHE

 

SALVO

 

SANDERLING

 

SHALLOTTE

 

SOUTHERN SHORES

 

SOUTHPORT

 

SUNSET BEACH

 

SURF CITY

 

TOPSAIL BEACH

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

 

WAVES

 

WILMINGTON

 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

 

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welcome to the nc crystal coast

The Crystal Coast includes the beaches of Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and Indian Beach. This is the only vacation destination in the state with a National Forest, National Seashore and State Park all in the same county.

 

Map of North Carolina Crystal Coast

Visit Fort Macon and see a Civil War reenactment. Beaufort has the North Carolina Maritime Museum and Pine Knoll Shores is the location of the North Carolina Aquarium at or visit the Rachel Carson Reserve.

 

Known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” the Crystal Coast is one of the top shipwreck diving destinations in the country Local dive shops can handle everything from lessons and certification to all-day trips to interesting and exciting wrecks.

 

Accommodations vary from Bed and Breakfast Inns, Beach Cottage to Condominiums,

or pitch your tent in a State Park. More than 10,000 ,hotels, motels, beach cottage rooms are available along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.

 

Most of the Crystal Coast beach communities are located on Bogue Bank. A barrier island approximately 25.4 miles long. Public access to most of the beaches are on NC Highway 58. Public Beach Access areas are marked with signs that feature blue letters and a sea gull flying in an orange circle. Some access points offer restroom and shower facilities.

 

The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, houses artifacts recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard the Pirate's ship. as well as hundreds of other items relating to maritime artifacts.

 

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is also a major visitors attraction and worth visiting. Fort Macon, a five-sided fort that has seen service in many conflicts, including the Civil War and World War II. Civil War buffs are sure to love the Crystal Coast where history lingers in almost every town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Carolina Coastal Living 2014