Do you have that “gotta travel!” feeling? We have just the solution. Break away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the big city and escape to the quiet seaside paradise of Emerald Isle! Located two and a half hours from Raleigh, Emerald Isle is the perfect week-long getaway for anyone in need of rest and relaxation. With nearby attractions that are perfect for the kids and plenty of pristine shoreline to explore, there’s a good reason Emerald Isle (and the Crystal Coast) is considered home to some of the best beaches near Raleigh, NC. Discover how to travel from Raleigh to Emerald Isle, and where you can find the best rental homes on the Crystal Coast!
Visit Stunning Beaches Near Raleigh, NC
Locals know the Crystal Coast as home to some of the best beaches in North Carolina. This stretch of land features 85 miles of beautiful coastline. There are plenty of pristine beaches here, like the Cape Lookout National Seashore, Hammocks Beach State Park, and Atlantic Beach. One town in particular, however, stands out from the rest.
Enjoy a Getaway From Raleigh to Emerald Isle
Emerald Isle is a cozy town located along the Bogue Banks (the southernmost section of the Crystal Coast). Named for the lush trees that once covered this beautiful region, Emerald Isle features gorgeous beaches, fantastic restaurants, and plenty of great family-friendly attractions that are sure to entertain all your traveling companions. We often get asked, “Is Emerald Isle part of the Outer Banks?” The answer is yes! Emerald Isle is in the Southern Outer Banks, a quieter stretch of barrier islands when compared to the busier section up north.
Stay Minutes from the Beach
The most important part of planning your vacation to Emerald Isle is finding the perfect accommodations. You want to visit somewhere that’s quiet, comfortable, with a stunning view, and (most importantly) just minutes from the water. When you stay in a home from Spinnaker’s Reach, you’ll have easy access to stretches of private beaches, including the shore along Coast Guard Road. This stretch of beach is less crowded than The Point, which is the more popular spot in town. The Coast Guard Road beaches are the perfect place to relax with a good book and watch as the little ones enjoy playing in the sand and the surf.
If you’re looking for suggestions of things to do at the beach with kids, we can help! Upon check-in, every guest of Spinnaker’s Reach will receive a fun guide that includes a great scavenger hunt that is fun for kids of all ages.
Book a Vacation Rental from Spinnaker’s Reach
Are you ready to pack your bags and head from Raleigh to Emerald Isle? Before you start folding clothes and planning your route, you’ll first have to reserve a property from Spinnaker’s Reach! We have the best selection of homes in town, any of which are sure to suit your family’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a house with a private pool or you’re looking for a pet-friendly home, you’ll find what you need in our inventory of homes.
Check out all of our properties and book today! We look forward to having you.