Your Guide to the Best Time to Visit Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle is a quiet seaside town that combines friendly locals, pristine beaches, gorgeous weather, and family-friendly activities. Countless visitors have chosen our beautiful town as their annual vacation spot, and we hope that you do the same. But when is the best time to visit Emerald Isle, NC? Right now, of course! However, if you’re planning a future trip here, there are a couple of things to consider. Keep reading to learn about each season here in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Emerald Isle, NC?

It’s always the best time of year to visit Emerald Isle. However, we know that everyone has their preference. Learn about each season to decide which one is perfect for your family vacation!

Summer on Emerald Isle

Without a doubt, summer is the most popular time to visit Emerald Isle. The weather is hot (temperatures averaging in the high 80’s), the shops are open for business, and there are plenty of fun Emerald Isle events to attend, such as the Crystal Coast Music Festival and Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival. You’ll be able to hit the beach and enjoy plenty of water sports during the summer, like kayaking to paddleboarding. This time of year is ideal for families with young children who don’t want to take extra time off for vacation during the school year.

Fall on Emerald Isle

Portrait Of Mother Giving Son Piggyback On Winter Beach

We love our beautiful town all year-round, but there’s something special about Emerald Isle during autumn. There are plenty of fun things to do on Emerald Isle in the fall, like pier surf fishing and playing a round of golf. This season is home to some of the most popular festivals in the area: Carolina Kite Festival, North Carolina Seafood Festival, and Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament. The fall is the off-season for Emerald Isle, so you’ll enjoy a little more privacy and quiet during your vacation. During the early months, the weather in Emerald Isle, NC, is still warm (ranging from 60 to 80 degrees), so you’ll enjoy plenty of beach time.

Winter on Emerald Isle

Do you need a place to escape the bitter cold? Getaway to Emerald Isle! Our seaside town is the perfect place to take your winter holiday vacation. While you may feel a brisk wind coming off of the Atlantic Ocean, the weather tends to be mild and stay in the 50s. If you’re planning on visiting over New Year’s, be sure to check out the Crystal Coast Countdown and other fun-filled New Year’s Eve activities. Discover for yourself why Emerald Isle is one of the best North Carolina beaches in winter!

Spring on Emerald Isle

During the bright spring months, Emerald Isle starts to warm up, and visitors begin to trickle into its shores. A spring vacation to Emerald Isle is ideal for someone hoping to visit before the large annual crowds come in. This season yields fantastic yearly events, like Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which features arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, amusement rides, and other great family-friendly fun. The Emerald Isle Marathon is another popular event in town, bringing runners from all over to our beautiful beaches. During the springtime temperatures generally stay in the 60-70 degree range but can reach up to 80 degrees. 

Stay With Spinnaker’s Reach

beyond the sea beach rental

Once you’ve decided the best time to visit Emerald Isle, NC, book your vacation rental with Spinnaker’s Reach! Consider renting Beyond the Sea, a beautiful four-bedroom, five-bathroom property that is perfect for family vacations. When you stay here, enjoy the fantastic amenities of this property, such as a hot tub and private pool, both of which are available no matter when you visit! When you stay at Beyond the Sea, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views from the screened-in porch, use of a personal golf cart, and bbq grill. 

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