How to Have an Extraordinary Getaway from Richmond, VA

Emerald Isle’s quiet beaches and fun things to do are a draw for visitors from neighboring states and cities like Richmond, Virginia. With miles of lush shoreline, an abundance of emerald-green trees, and family-friendly attractions, it’s no wonder so many have fallen in love with the Crystal Coast. So if you’re searching for one of the best getaways from Richmond, VA, then hop on Highway 58 South and embark on the best road trip from Richmond, VA. 

Are you ready to plan your next getaway from Richmond, VA? Start planning your trip by requesting access to our free Emerald Isle Things to Do List! Inside, you’ll find recommendations for our favorite local restaurants, shops, spas, nature preserves, and more. An insightful itinerary like ours makes vacation planning a breeze! 

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Three Ways to Enjoy Your Getaway from Richmond, VA 

Located less than 5 hours from Richmond, VA, Emerald Isle is a small town located on the eastern edge of North Carolina. This lovely barrier island is known for its natural, untouched shoreline, serene atmosphere, and friendly locals. Once begin to breathe in the salty air drifting from the coast, you’ll feel all your worries dissolve. 

Discover the Best Beaches Near Richmond, VA 

When you visit the Crystal Coast, an escape to the beach is essential. Luckily, Emerald Isle has plenty of beach fun in-store for you. From Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle Beach, you’ll find the best views anywhere the sand meets the sea. Plus, the gleaming waters of our shorelines are incredibly mesmerizing when you get to enjoy them with the whole family. 

Things to Do in Emerald Isle 

Now that you’re settled in, it’s time to explore! There is an abundance of water sports and activities available for you on the shore. Emerald Isle is known for its excellent surfing, so make sure to bring your board! Paddleboarding is another popular activity with locals and visitors. If you’re new to the sport or didn’t bring your board with you, take advantage of the available paddleboard rentals in Emerald Isle, NC and book a guided tour of the shore! There are also plenty of opportunities for fishing here. Check out one of the great local fishing charters, like Emerald Isle Adventures. Captain Roy Heverly is happy to lead you on the fishing excursion of a lifetime on the water!  

No matter what you end up doing on Emerald Isle, you can be sure that you’re creating special memories that will stay with you and your family forever. Let Emerald Isle become part of your family’s traditions. Return to our beautiful shore year after year. You won’t regret it! 

Grab a Bite to Eat 

After your adventures on the water, you’re sure to be hungry! Luckily, there are plenty of great options for a delicious lunch or dinner. Don’t miss your chance to try the local seafood by visiting some of the best places to eat on Emerald Isle. Or you can visit any of the great seafood markets and create a delicious meal in your Spinnaker’s Reach vacation home! Once you’ve got everything you need for dinner, stop by the Emerald Isle Wine Market to pick up a bottle of boutique wine to complete the meal. 

Return to Your Lovely Spinnaker’s Reach Vacation Home 

After spending the day enjoying one of the best getaways from Richmond, VA, return to the comfort of a beautiful vacation home. We have a wide selection of vacation homes, so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.  

Consider renting the luxurious home, A Sound Seclusion. This three-story home has three suites and a third-floor bunk room furnished with three sets of bunk beds. It’s the perfect spot to vacation with your extended family! And since this home is pet-friendly, you won’t have to leave any prized family members behind. Enjoy cooking on the gas grill or lounging on the screened porch. There’s no question: booking your stay at A Sound Seclusion is a sound decision!  

Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.