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Surf fishing

Beautiful beach, but surf was too rough to fish. Excellent beach to just relax and listen to the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Martinsville, United States
Natural beauty

Took a few minutes to find the parking area a few blocks back but worth the walk. Visited twice... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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Emerald Isle, NC
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All reviews coast guard few blocks bear island natural beauty beautiful beach tidal pools bike ride early morning nice walk love this place off season great place dunes shells inlet parking chilling
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter made it all the way to the actual point - the end of Emerald Isle. The whole area is actually called the point, and is uncrowded, clean and very photogenic. Seashells abound, including much sought after sand dollars. You will...More

1  Thank delhances1
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Wonderful, quiet place to enjoy sunrise / sunset views and to collect some shells. There's no parking at the main access point so you'll have to park a few blocks away on Coast Guard Road about a block away from inlet drive. There's about 10...More

1  Thank GMKISOK
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Beautiful beach, but surf was too rough to fish. Excellent beach to just relax and listen to the waves. Not crowded and pleanty of space to hang out and play with pets and people.

1  Thank christinan474
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Took a few minutes to find the parking area a few blocks back but worth the walk. Visited twice before noon on weekday. Wide clean beach with excellent shelling. The waves were a little calmer close to where the sound meets. There are 2 handicapped...More

2  Thank Rosetat24me
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We come here often as we live in Jacksonville!! It’s a little piece of heaven. There is very little parking, so either come really early or come later in the afternoon! Great place to do some shellin’! 🐚

2  Thank SweetLMF
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Unbelievably stunning place where the intercostal meets the ocean. World class sunsets, miles of open beach. It feels like you are at the ends of the earth. An incredible place that you have to see at least once in a lifetime!

2  Thank bidj
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Love this place, No people, just beach and dunes. Only one other couple was there the day we visited on a bike ride. So serene and pure.

1  Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This place can be hard to find and we had a short walk through the dunes but definitely worth it! Beautiful to see and TONS of seashells. I wish we had prepared better for the hot weather as we didn’t get to stay very long....More

3  Thank Beth W
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Beautiful beach! The Point was peaceful and practically secluded.There was a small crowd of beach-goers on the inlet entrance side of the beach. People were very friendly. Once I made it to the other side, I felt like I had the whole beach to myself....More

2  Thank january h
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Never got to see it due to it always having the one 10 car parking lot full. Very disappointed. If you are military go to hospital point on Camp Lejeune

4  Thank Angela W
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14 August 2018|
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Response from DeborahDec141974 | Reviewed this property |
The closest parking area is on Coast Guard Road; it has limited spaces and is about a 10 minute walk from the entry to the Point. And from there you're at least 200 yards from the ocean, even farther to the actual tip of the... More
Joan N
23 June 2018|
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Response from 385donf | Reviewed this property |
If you're asking about RV campgrounds, there are numerous ones in the area. The closest is the Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort, which is just off the beginning of Coast Guard Road (near Highway 58). Some of my in-laws stayed... More
Carol VanOoyen R
16 April 2018|
Response from Jessica K | Reviewed this property |
When we went in 2017 there were not as many shells as I thought there would be. However if you are to go to the Point, make some time to catch the sunset because it is beautiful. We went around evening and I believe it was... More