The Best Free Things to Do in Emerald Isle


The Best Free Things to Do in Emerald Isle

One of the most treasured things about an Emerald Isle beach vacation is that you can experience the best of what it has to offer without spending a lot of money. In fact, there are so many free things to do, see and experience that you will find yourself saving more money here than you would in other, more commercialized, popular beach vacation destinations. The natural beauty speaks for itself and the quintessential beach vibe is something you feel right when you get here. Walk out of your Emerald Isle rental and experience what this gem of the Crystal Coast has to offer without spending a dime. How many of these free Emerald Isle activities have you done?


The Best Activities & Things To Do in Emerald Isle That Don't Cost a Thing:


  1. Go sunbathing. Ocean Swimming
  2. Sink your toes in the sand.
  3. Breathe in the salty ocean air. Exhale. Repeat.
  4. Swim in the blue-green waters of the Atlantic.
  5. Bodysurf the waves.
  6. Watch the dolphins frolic in ocean.
  7. Catch a blazing coastal Carolina sunrise and sunset.
  8. Embark on a seashell scavenger hunt with your family.
  9. Have a shark-tooth hunting competition to see who can find the largest or the most.
  10. Hunt for sea glass.
  11. Watch the pelicans bob along on the water and catch fish.
  12. Fly a kite on the beach.
  13. Throw a frisbee.
  14. Toss the football around.
  15. Build a sandcastle.Sandcastle
  16. Play in a tidal pool.
  17. Catch a crab, if you can.
  18. Bury your favorite family member in the sand (only waist deep, now).
  19. Take your daily walk on the beach.
  20. Watch the surfers.
  21. Walk to the end of the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier.
  22. Capture a moment in time and take a signature photo under the pier.
  23. Walk or ride your bike on the Emerald Isle bike path.
  24. Go birdwatching in Emerald Woods.
  25. Launch your kayak from your soundside Emerald Isle vacation rental.
  26. Join in a volleyball game at an Emerald Isle beach access.
  27. Walk your way through the Town of Emerald Isle.
  28. Window shop the beach stores and shops.Sand Dollar
  29. Walk to The Point in Emerald Isle.
  30. Search for sand dollars and starfish (just remember if they're live, don't take them).
  31. Cast a net and see what you find in the local waters.
  32. Pack a picnic lunch and dine on the beach.
  33. Observe a sea turtle nest.
  34. Get a taste of the local flavor with a free sample at the Sweet Spot.
  35. Attend the Friday Free Flick at the Emerald Isle Community Center.
  36. Listen to free live music concerts at EmeraldFest.
  37. Feed the turtles behind RuckerJohns.
  38. Attend one of the many free Emerald Isle events or festivals.
  39. Daydream about living in Emerald Isle.
  40. Start planning your next Emerald Isle beach vacation.

How can you do any of these fabulous beach activities if you aren't here? You can't! The time is now to start planning your next Emerald Isle beach vacation. Let us know if we can help. We're more than happy to share a little bit of our island paradise with you.


We know we missed at least a few favorite free things to do on Emerald Isle. So, help us add to the list! Our comment section is always open.

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