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Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or the chance to explore a forest, Emerald Isle has plenty to offer you. Even the winters are so mild that you can play golf or go deep-sea fishing. Rather than booking a hotel, consider the alternative of renting your accommodation. An oceanfront cottage or an apartment in the town is sure to save you money. You could have the beach on your doorstep, and you will be able to relax in spacious surroundings.
At Emerald Isle you can choose whether to relax on the beach or go in for some water sports. Be sure to visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, where you can touch a horseshoe crab or sea turtle as well as watch divers at the Living Shipwreck. Bird watchers must not miss Emerald Isle Woods, where there is a chance to see egrets, mockingbirds, pelicans and blue jays. Follow a nature trail at the Croatan Forest Recreation Area; you might be lucky enough to spot red-cockaded woodpeckers, pine warblers, chickadees or even a Venus flytrap. You can go swimming while you're there too. If you're interested in the history of Emerald Isle, visit the Beautfort Historical Centre and learn about the area's heritage.
Children will love Emerald Isle's sandy beaches, but if they get bored take them along to Water Boggan, a huge waterpark with slides. At MacDaddy's Bowling Center in Cape Carteret, you can enjoy the arcade games or billiards as well as bowling. Interested in wildlife? Go on an ecology tour and enjoy watching dolphins or semi-wild Banker ponies. Cedar Island is the place to go for horse riding, and there are opportunities for kayaking too. It's also worth taking a trip to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island to learn about wildlife in the marshes and creeks.
Emerald Isle offers a wealth of activities in scenic surroundings all the year round. It makes sense to decide on the low-cost option of a rental property. Take a look at our range of beachfront cottages and villas, and see which one would be ideal for your family's needs. Then spend a few minutes reading our genuine customer reviews. We are sure that your holiday in Emerald Isle will be one to remember, and we can help to make your stay a pleasant and relaxing one.