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Dive into Your New Year with a Splash at the Penguin Plunge

Are you ready to make a big splash on the beach this New Year both literally and figuratively? Perfect! Atlantic Beach on North Carolina's Crystal Coast is the place to be this January 1st. The annual Penguin Plunge is for the adventurous thrill seekers who don't mind getting a little sa... View the full post »

New Year Resolutions That Will Make a Powerful Difference in Your Life

You know what they say, the one constant thing in life is change. This time of year usually involves some reflection of the past and a looking forward to the future. As we approach the new beginnings of a new year, why not choose to make some New Year's resolutions that are guaranteed to mak... View the full post »

3 of the Best Real Estate Resources Smart Home Buyers Know About

  Navigating the world of real estate can sometimes be an overwhelming task. It doesn't have to be! If you're a home buyer interested in making the wisest real estate decisions possible, then you'll want to follow the lead of the smart home buyers who have gone before you. It&... View the full post »

Easy Ways to Add a Taste of the South to Your Holiday Menu

If you're looking to add a taste of Southern comfort food to your holiday menu, then we have some excellent suggestions, along with the necessary recipes, just for you! Take your holiday meal to the next level with these palate-pleasing accompaniments that will add a taste of the South that&... View the full post »

One of the Best Places to Find Bargain Beach Real Estate in NC

So can you guess which Crystal Coast town was recently named as a top beach destination when it comes to finding affordable beach living? If you guessed Emerald Isle, North Carolina, you are correct! In a recent article by MarketWatch entitled "10 Beach Towns Where Real Estate is a Ba... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Christmas in Emerald Isle

  Christmas in Emerald Isle is a magical holiday experience on the coast of North Carolina. It is the perfect blend of a holiday celebration and beach vacation all wrapped up in one beautiful package. Here are the highlights of a coastal Christmas spent on our beaches and in our family-fr... View the full post »

How to Have a Community Thanksgiving on the Crystal Coast

***Event information for this post was updated on October 30, 2017.***  Thanksgiving is a time to get together with others in the spirit of thankfulness and gratitude. This holiday, why not think outside of your immediate family and extend your celebration with the community? It's... View the full post »

Top 10 Reasons To Be Thankful for Emerald Isle

  The month of November is always a good time to remind ourselves to be more thankful for the good things we get to enjoy in this life and to cultivate an attitude of gratitude all year long. That is the intent of this week's blog post. Whether you live in Emerald Isle or vacation on our... View the full post »

5 Ways to Get Out in the Great Outdoors on the Crystal Coast

  Every season has its beauty on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. This time of year it is especially refreshing to be outside breathing in the fresh air, while exploring all that Emerald Isle and the surrounding coastal region have to offer. Make the most of the rejuvenating salt air, th... View the full post »

4 Crystal Coast Farmers Markets You Need To Know About This Fall

  If you think farmer's markets are only for the spring and summer seasons, you are really missing out! The Crystal Coast has some amazing local markets that offer up the best of every season and you really need to know about them. Whether you live here year round or are only here for pa... View the full post »

Easy Ways to Bring Halloween to the Beach

Halloween at the beach can be extra fun and festive. How? We're glad you asked! We've found some super simple ways to give you the best of both worlds. We've consulted with our old buddy Pinterest for some of the easiest ideas to help you have a creative coastal Halloween. Feel free ... View the full post »

The Best Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch on the Crystal Coast

  It's that time of year again where the temperatures cool down, the humidity fades, the leaves start changing color and the sunsets blaze a little brighter. Fall is definitely in the air! Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean you have to give up on any of the autumn f... View the full post »

How to Make the Most of Your NC Seafood Festival Experience

     It's that time of year again on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Are you excited? When the first weekend in October rolls around, you know it's time for the best local celebration of Eastern North Carolina seafood, its heritage and its importance. It's a time ... View the full post »

The Weird and Wonderful World of Sea Turtles

  As sea turtle nesting and hatching season begins to draw to a close in the next month here in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, we thought it would be the perfect time to remind you of how amazing these marine reptiles really are. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they are utterly fas... View the full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Emerald Isle Day4Kids

  It's that time of year again! Kids and kids-at-heart love the Emerald Isle Day4Kids event held at the EI Parks and Recreation Community Center. This family-friendly and locally-loved event is in its 11th year and is slated for the third Saturday of September annually. Join in this year... View the full post »