Stay in Emerald Isle & Take a Day Trip to Swansboro: The Friendly City By The Sea

When planning your stay in Emerald Isle, choosing the perfect vacation rental is easy. You'll find a variety ofEmerald Isle Beach sizes, styles, locations and amenities to choose from, whether you prefer a luxury beach house, a cozy soundside cottage or something in between—it's all right here.

In addition to its wide selection of accommodations in a beautiful beach locale, another great benefit of an Emerald Isle vacation is its proximity to so many Crystal Coast day trips. There isn't enough time to do everything, but that's a good problem to have. One local town that offers visitors a glimpse of coastal life in a small-town setting is Swansboro, which also makes it the ideal day trip destination.

Swansboro is located on the Crystal Coast and is just a short drive over the Cameron Langston Bridge from Emerald Isle. This seaside community is known as The Friendly City By The Sea. Swansboro is surrounded by water with access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the White Oak River. Water activities abound, whether you prefer kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, fishing or cruising around the local waters.

Swansboro alsDowntown Swansboroo has a quaint maritime atmosphere rich with historic sites, eclectic shops, unique restaurants, and family-friendly recreation for all ages and interests. It's the perfect waterfront town for exploring shops and wandering through streets. Try out a bike path, hike a trail, camp locally or enjoy one of the local events. Better yet, try them all!

Visitor favorites include the downtown historic district of Swansboro, Hammocks Beach State Park, local fishing and scenic cruises, visiting the town's parks offering stunning waterfront views, and the taste of Southern cuisine complemented with Southern hospitality found in the local restaurants here.

Come and explore the Friendly City By The Sea for yourself. If you happen to be here this Swansboro Waterfrontweekend, the Swansboro Rotary Club hosts its 3rd Annual Beach Bash on Saturday, April 13 at the Swansboro Rotary Civic Center. Enjoy live music by the Band of Oz, an open bar, and snacks. Doors open at 7p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. For more information, call 910.376.0970.

Have you spent some time in Swansboro, North Carolina? If so, what's your favorite part of this quiet waterfront town? We love hearing from you. Cheers to day trips and the adventures that await!

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