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Emerald Isle North Carolina USA
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Here’s the question—do you want to go on vacation to be entertained or to relax? If the answer is to relax, then you need to visit Emerald Isle, N.C.  Miles and miles of pristine open beaches offer an opportunity to unwind and appreciate where you are and what you’re doing. Put up an umbrella or tent, spread out and look left and right. There’s no one nearby to impose their presence on your space. Peace and quiet!!

A unique point about the position of the isle is that it actually faces south. Most of the Eastern seaboard faces east, but the beaches of Emerald Isle have morning sunrises and evening sunsets that are unparalleled.

If you become a little bored, rent a bicycle and take a trek on the 4 mile biking path. There are usually good waves to ride if you feel like board or body surfing. The one trip to ensure a thrill to those of you who are adrenaline junkies is an excursion to the Gulf Stream. A day trip on a 50 foot fishing boat for some deep sea fishing is a life time memory, especially if you hang a big one. At the end of the day, the dock hands will clean and filet the fish and by evening’s end a hearty meal is ready for the making. Add some freshly grown local produce and a good night’s rest is guaranteed.

If dining in sounds like more effort than it’s worth, Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast have several eateries available to satisfy your dining adventures. Of course the quality and flavor of our fresh local seafood goes without saying, but an assortment of restaurants offering everything from North Carolina barbeque to English pub food is available for the choosing.

So, what do you say? Are you ready for a real vacation? A vacation that will leave you rested and relaxed instead of more tired than before you went? If that’s the case then Emerald Isle is the place.