This newly updated oceanfront cottage on Emerald Isle is the perfect beach rental for a family. It has four bedrooms, so there’s room for the grandparents if they want to come too. If you have a furry friend, you’ll be glad to know you can bring them as well (and so will they)!
Located on Bogue Banks on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Emerald Isle is a small, family-friendly beach community with a laid-back vibe. This coastal playground boasts 12 miles of uncrowded beaches and is a huge center for water sports.
Sea Glass is set right on the beach, with a pool and a large deck where you can watch the kids as they build sandcastles. Dogs are allowed on the beaches as long as they are leashed, and the trails at Emerald Isle Wood Park are also good for a dog walk. Muttigans K9s and Coffee makes for a good pitstop with your pooch.
A paddle board tour through the estuaries and marshes in Bogue Sound is fun for everyone. After working up an appetite, grab a tasty shrimp burger at Big Oak Drive-In & Bar-B-Q.
Emerald Isle is not far from Shackleford Banks, where you can see their resident wild horses. It’s a fun trip as you go by boat or take the ferry. It is also close to Pine Knoll Shores, where you’ll find an outpost of the North Carolina Aquarium. Book the Shark Snack tour and you’ll get to go behind the scenes and watch aquarists feeding the sharks.