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Morehead City

Check out the largest community on the Crystal Coast, Morehead City, NC. Here, you’ll experience all of the charms of a quaint beach town but with the conveniences and amenities of a larger city. 

Morehead City has a lively downtown, complete with local shops, restaurants, and bars. From downtown, the city’s waterfront is a short walk away. Morehead City has a boardwalk, which is a great place to get your steps in while taking in gorgeous views of Bogue Sound and Money Island Bay.

In Morehead City, art and history are a huge cultural focus, creating a unique environment that’s both entertaining and educational. The Morehead City Fish Walk is the perfect example of this; it features 12 fish-centric statues for visitors to enjoy as they make their way around the city’s boardwalk. Art enthusiasts will also enjoy the Carteret Community Theatre and Arts Council of Carteret County

Once you’re done exploring Morehead City by land, it’s time to check out what the area has to offer by sea. Morehead City is an excellent fishing location, and taking a fishing charter is one of the most popular things to do for tourists. Additionally, Morehead City is an excellent place for boating; boat rentals, charters, and tours are all available. 

As the largest city on the Crystal Coast, Morehead City frequently hosts fun events and festivals. Some of Morehead City’s most notable events include the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, one of the oldest fishing tournaments in the U.S., and the North Carolina Seafood Festival, which is a seafood lover’s paradise. The straight drive to Morehead City is approximately 30 minutes from any of our Emerald Isle vacation rentals.