Emerald Isle Outdoor Recreation Ideas to Keep You Entertained for Hours

The stunning Emerald Isle shores are waiting to be explored! From gorgeous beachscapes to exciting activities, an escape to Emerald Isle, NC, and the Crystal Coast is extraordinary. We encourage you to enjoy Emerald Isle’s outdoor recreation any time of year. To help you plan your trip, we’ve gathered a few recommendations for the best things to do in the Southern Outer Banks. Take a look at our Things to do Page and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the North Carolina coast!  

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What Is the Best Way to Enjoy Emerald Isle’s Outdoor Recreation?  

Biking in Emerald Isle

Popular with families, the extensive bike trails on Emerald Isle are sure to be a great time. The island offers 11 miles of trails. The paved bike trail will lead you past some of our favorite island attractions, including Emerald Isle Woods Park, beach access points, and more!  

Where to rent bikes on Emerald Isle?  

  • Hwy 58 Bikes 
  • Pedego Electric Bikes Emerald Isle 
  • Beach Butler Rentals 
  • Beach Wheels Bike Rentals 

Cast a Line into the Atlantic Ocean

One of our favorite things about Emerald Isle is that you’ll find year-round fun by the sea! The Crystal Coast is an excellent place for all kinds of outdoor fun, but it is primarily known for its exceptional fishing. All year long, avid anglers enjoy the thrill of casting a line from the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, deep-sea fishing charters, or surf fishing on our beautiful beaches.  

Paddle Boarding and Kayaking

Few things can compare to the relaxing experience of paddling through the barrier island waterways of North Carolina. The expansive waters offer visitors the opportunity to witness a fascinating habitat, spot plenty of majestic marine life, and unwind in one of nature’s most beautiful terrains. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, Emerald Isle has a beautiful kayaking experience for every level of paddler. 

Where to rent paddleboards and kayaks on Emerald Isle?  

  • Emerald Isle Paddle Tours 
  • Island Water Sports 
  • AB Watersport 
  • Hot Wax Surf Shop 

More Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Emerald Isle, North Carolina:

  • Grab the kids and take a stroll along the beach. 
  • Spot local wildlife on a dolphin-watching tour. 
  • Take an Eco-Tour of the Crystal Coast. 
  • Take a private surf lesson with an expert instructor. 

The Getaway of a Lifetime Awaits You on Emerald Isle

There is something for everyone on Emerald Isle. Our island is perfect for a fun-filled beach getaway for everyone from kids to adults. Whether you stay in a home with an oceanfront view or a comfortable pet-friendly rental, our coastal vacation rentals promise just the scenery you’re looking for. Plus, when you stay with us, you’ll have access to the island’s best experiences, delicious dining, attractions, and much more! 

What are you waiting for, browse our Spinnaker’s Reach vacation homes, and book the beach vacation you’ve been dreaming of. The island is waiting for you!