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

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, the bright sunshine, and the gorgeous scenery all around you by getting out and about as much as you can. The great outdoors awaits you and welcomes you with open arms.

Here are some of the best ways to experience it this season. Which is your favorite? 

Biking in Emerald Isle and Along the Crystal Coast



There are many ways to bike the Crystal Coast. Whether on the Emerald Bike Path, along a woodside trail, through town or right on the beach, you can pedal your way through paradise whichever way you choose. Bring a friend, make it a family affair, or spend some quality time with yourself on a biking adventure. 
Ready to get out there and try it for yourself? Great! Read more about how to bike your way through Emerald Isle here and what you need to know about cycling along the Crystal Coast here.  

Hiking the Crystal Coast of North Carolina


You may not always associate hiking with the beach, but there's plenty of it here. Think about your options: along the rivers, through the woods, right on the beach, nearby the salt marshes, in a national forest and even throughout a wildlife refuge.

The Crystal Coast has so many amazing hiking trails to experience, each with its own unique charm and landscape. There's something for everyone of every experience level with the varying terrain, stunning sightseeing, differing levels of difficulty and a range of distances for the novice to the most advanced hikers in your group.

Read more about the 8 Best Hiking Trails on the Crystal Coast, then lace up your shoes and get out there! 


Crystal Coast Camping



The Crystal Coast is renowned for its pristine natural beauty and relatively untouched seaside landscapes. There are still islands that are only accessible by boat here. There are opportunities to have an unforgettable primitive camping experience like no other. And there are some perfect places to set up a tent and enjoy a few coastal nights under the stars. It's an outdoor experience that won't soon be forgotten. 


Read more about the Camping Adventures on the Crystal Coast that can be yours and start packing up your camping gear. Isn't it time you reconnected with nature on an intimate level? Camping is just the way to do it.

Fishing in Emerald Isle


Fishing is a year-long endeavor on the coast. Each season brings it bounty with a variety of fishing opportunities to be had both inshore and offshore. Let's not forget the surf fishing, the pier fishing and the charter boat fishing. We're pretty certain that you'll fall in love with fishing on the Crystal Coast hook, line and sinker.

But just in case you have any questions, we have the answers! Check out our previous blog post where we answer 5 of your most pressing questions about fishing in Emerald Isle. You'll be glad you did.

Kayaking the Coast


Among the many ways to enjoy the local waters here on the Crystal Coast, kayaking is one of our most favorite. It's peaceful. It's low key. It's relaxing. It's a great way to sightsee. It's wonderful exercise. We could go on and on!

Kayaking makes for a great day out and about. You have so many options that you won't tire of anytime soon. From the soundside waters to the ocean waters of the Atlantic, you can get out and paddle your way through the best of our area and have fun while doing it.

We have everything you need to know about kayaking on the Crystal Coast to help you get started. Read up on our 10 Tips to Kayaking Along the Coast and you'll be good to go. We also have some excellent local tour guides and outfitters to give you all the help you need. You know what they say: Have Paddle, Will Travel! 

So what are you waiting for? Get out in the great outdoors and spend your time adventuring on our coastline. Looking for the perfect vacation rental? Just browse our Outdoorsmen's Retreats in Emerald Isle.  Or take a peek at our soundside rentals and oceanfront vacation rentals in Emerald Isle for easy access to all of your outdoor excursions.


Happy Adventuring!



So what's your favorite way to get outside during your time on the Crystal Coast of NC? We'd love to hear about your adventures in the great outdoors!



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