North Carolina's Emerald Isle Makes USA Today's Top 10 List for Favorite Uncrowded Atlantic Beaches


We have mixed emotions about USA Today naming Emerald Isle as one of the top uncrowded Atlantic beaches to visit this summer. We love the mention, but we also know that's one of the top reasons vacationers choose Emerald Isle year after year as a favorite vacation destination: less crowds! But the word is out, and we certainly enjoy sharing our beautiful beaches and sparkling waters with those who visit here.

Here's what USA Today says about our beaches:

North Carolina's Emerald Isle, located in the Southern Outer Banks, is perhaps the most beautiful stretch of sand in the Carolinas. Calm waters make it a perfect choice for safe swimming, and if you get bored with lazing in the sand, hop on a boat for some dolphin watching.
In addition to the beauEI Beach by Becky Overholser Wiegmantiful stretches of sand and the calm blue-green waters, there are always plenty of things to do during your time here in Emerald Isle. You can visit the Town of Emerald Isle's website to see what events are occurring locally. You can also visit the Crystal Coast's online event listing for a broader view of what's happening in the area during your stay. They are both great resources and so is our blog!

Whether you're planning a day trip to a local waterfront town, a historic site adventure, a stop at a local attraction, some time on the water, a fishing adventure, or a visit to a local festival or concert, you can find it all here. There is truly something for everyone of every age and interest.

Now that you're ready to start planning your Emerald Isle beach vacation, you may be wondering where to stay. Vacation rentals are the only way to go! Customize your stay by choosing the location you prefer EI Beach by Sarah Northern Searswhether oceanfront, soundfront, or somewhere in between and choose the type of property you prefer. Select your personal preferences such as pet-friendly options, luxurious accommodations, outdoorsmen's retreats, or condos. The varied range of amenities you have to choose from are the final touches on a perfect beach vacation.

Summer is here and it's a wonderful time to be in Emerald Isle. We hope to see you in the very near future enjoying our uncrowded beaches and stunning coastal beauty. Happy Summer!