Sun-Surf Realty Blog

How to Make the Most of Your Day at Fort Macon

Historic Fort Macon and its surrounding state park are a must-see during your North Carolina beach vacation. Located in Atlantic Beach, NC on the opposite side of the island (the eastern end of Bogue Banks) from your Emerald Isle rental, Fort Macon is filled with opportun... View the full post »

Coastal Recipes for the Best Holiday Meal Ever

Here come the holidays! Are you ready? Whether you're hosting a holiday dinner at the beach or just bringing a dish to a holiday event you're attending, we've got you covered. Here are a few favorite holiday recipes that include a touch of Southern flair and r... View the full post »

8 Great Game Night Ideas for the Best Family Time

Family game night is a wonderful way to spend some quality time together with those you love the most during your next Emerald Isle, North Carolina beach vacation. It's the perfect opportunity to gather everyone together (and get them off of their electronics) for som... View the full post »

November 2019 Events and Things To Do on the NC Coast

Hello, November! We're ready for you. The Crystal Coast of North Carolina and its surrounding beaches and towns are gearing up for the holidays while still enjoying beautiful beach weather, plenty of sunshine, and pristine golden sandy beaches. Here are the highlights... View the full post »

What Type of Real Estate Agent Is the Right One for You?

So exactly how do you go about finding the right real estate agent that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations? We've spent a good deal of time talking about the different kinds of agents, what their titles mean, and how to find the best one to represent you i... View the full post »

The Most Amazing Facts About Emerald Isle, NC

How much do you know about Emerald Isle, North Carolina? Let's find out! We're talking about some fun facts about the town and beaches that you can share with your family and friends during your next NC beach vacation. Have a family trivia night in your Emerald Is... View the full post »

How to Enjoy Fall to the Fullest at the Beach

Autumn is a gorgeous time for a vacation on the coast of North Carolina. How can you make the most of your time and enjoy the fall season to its fullest potential during your Emerald Isle beach vacation? Great question! Here are our favorite ways for you and your famil... View the full post »

October Events and Things To Do on the NC Coast

Say hello to October at the beach! Autumn is here and with it comes the beauty of the season along with all of the sun, sand and surf to make your month even better. Who says you can't enjoy the best of both worlds? Fall at the beach is the best! October in Emerald Is... View the full post »

5 Skills All Homeowners Should Have Under Their Belt

Homeownership definitely requires upkeep and maintenance, so the more you can do yourself to keep costs down, the better. Of course, you want to familiarize yourself with the basic skills that every homeowner should master so you don't have to call someone for help ev... View the full post »

Beautiful Quotes That Get You in the Mood for Fall

Autumn is not far off and we're excited for beautiful beach days filled golden sunrises and sunsets, perfect coastal temperatures, and miles of sandy shorelines. One of the best parts of autumn in Emerald Isle, NC is the idyllic blend of beach life and fall beauty all... View the full post »

Are You an NC Lighthouse Expert? Find Out Here!

Ah, lighthouses. So intriguing! Most North Carolina lighthouses fall under the classification of coastal lights, structures built to warn mariners of treacherous shoals lying just offshore. Others are harbor lights, whose presence guides ships to protected bays an... View the full post »

September 2019 Events and Things To Do on the NC Coast

If you're feeling sad because Labor Day is almost here, marking the symbolic end of summer—don't worry! The summer spirit lives on in Emerald Isle and all along the NC coast well beyond the summer months. In fact, the upcoming months offer up some of the most be... View the full post »

All You Need to Know About Your Emerald Isle Rental

It's never too early to start planning your next Emerald Isle, North Carolina beach vacation. As summer fades, you can look forward to the next time you're on the beautiful NC coast no matter which season it is. It all starts by booking your Emerald Isle rental. F... View the full post »

When You Should Have a Buyers Agent on Your Side

Most people are familiar with listing agents and what their roles is in a real estate transaction. However buyer's agents are not always as well known and their role is sometimes not as clearly understood as it should be. Today we're talking about buyer's agen... View the full post »

10 of the Best NC Aquarium Adventures Ever

One of our favorite places to go here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina is the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The aquarium is not far from your Emerald Isle rental and only about 15 minutes down the road on Highway 58, which is the main thoroughfare along the isla... View the full post »