When it comes to planning a vacation with children, it can seem like you’re preparing for a major exam. You want to make sure that your days are packed with exciting attractions that are going to make everyone in your family happy. This can be especially challenging when visiting an area with which you’re unfamiliar. Luckily, Emerald Isle features a fantastic array of fun, exciting, kid-friendly activities that are fun for the whole group! Check out our list of things to do at the beach with kids.
We’ve listed a couple of our favorite things to do at the beach with kids, but that’s only the beginning! Download our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of great restaurants, shops, hiking trails, museums, and historic sites in the area. Plan your trip to Emerald Isle in no time at all when you use our free Vacation Guide!
Our Favorite Things to do at the Beach with Kids
When you rent a home from Spinnaker’s Reach, you’ll be a short walk from the gorgeous shoreline along Coast Guard Road. This stretch of beach is less crowded than the more popular spots in town but no less beautiful! Relaxing on the shore with a good book or napping in the shade may seem like a slice of heaven for the adults, but we often find that some kids need something to focus on or a task to complete to enjoy themselves. That’s why we’ve created the Beach Scavenger Hunt! You’ll find this list on page nine of the guide you receive when you check into your Spinnaker’s Reach rental home. The hunt includes searching for sea glass, finding the biggest seashell possible, getting buried in the sand, and finding a sand dollar (you get bonus points if it’s unbroken). Our scavenger hunt is a great way for your kids to enjoy some friendly competition while also finding some great souvenirs on the beach to take home with you!
Other Great Things to do in Town
Enjoy some of the other fun kid-friendly activities while you’re vacationing in Emerald Isle! Work together to solve puzzles and escape from the room at the Xcape Experience. This is the perfect bonding activity for families, especially if you have older children. The Salty Pirate Water Park is another great local attraction to visit. Enjoy wading pools, water slides, and the indoor arcade games. For some more healthy competition, visit Village Forest Putt-Putt. Mini golf is a beach vacation classic, and no one does it better on Emerald Isle than Village Forest! When you’re ready to eat, stop by Shark’s Den Sports Bar & Grill. This isn’t your average sports bar. They’re serving delicious wings with your choice of 18 different sauces, 13 varieties of burger, and some delicious featured entrees. After your busy day in town, you’ll love enjoying one of the 16 beers on tap.
Stay with Spinnaker’s Reach
If you’re traveling with kids, Spinnaker’s Reach has the best selection of homes for you! We offer beautiful, comfortable, and spacious properties that are located just minutes from the beach. No matter your preference, we’ll have a gorgeous home for you!
Consider booking Red, White, and BEACH for your family vacation! This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has everything you need (and more!) to have the trip of a lifetime. The fun starts on the ground floor, where you’ll find the theater room, game room with a wet bar, and a bunk room that is outfitted with a pyramid bunk. This is the perfect hideaway for the kids to hang out in the evenings.
On the second floor, you’ll find the majority of the bedrooms. The master suite comes complete with a king-size bed, a private seating area, and a luxurious bathroom with a soaking jetted tub. Down the hall, you’ll find two other bedrooms, both which feature queen-size beds.
The third floor features a living room, another bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a spacious kitchen. This kitchen is one of the highlights of the house! It has two dishwashers, two full-size sinks, an under-the-counter ice-maker, and plenty of seating. When you’re ready to eat, enjoy your meals at the fully-furnished sun deck that overlooks the home’s private pool.
Take a look at our full list of rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.