Planning on moving to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast? If you are…then of course you are someone who’s interested in being near a beach. Of course, we’d all love to have our own private beach…but…having your own private beach usually means that you’ll need to have multi-million dollar homes. The good news is that there are plenty of good quality public beaches in the Crystal Coast area. These are places where you’ll get great access to the water and have plenty of space for outdoor recreation with your friends and family.
Atlantic Beach is Two Miles Family Fun
Atlantic Beach one of those places that has a beautiful expansive stretch of wide open shores. f wide beaches that are perfect for families to play and relax on the sand, This is a place where you can boogie board, swim, get an awesome tan, and enjoy some fabulous swimming. This upcoming September, you’ll even be able to enter fishing contest through the King Mackerel Fishing Tournament. Other events include Christmas by the Sea, the Tuna 200 Run, and the Fourth of July Fireworks. The area is also home to Fort Macon State Park and the Oceanana Pier. Cool beans.
Pine Knoll Shores Has a Great Aquarium
Hop in the car and drive west of Altantic beach and you’ll find Pine Knoll Shores. This is a beach that offers seclusion combined with luxurious living with Crystal Coast Country Club, a few classy hotels, and some beautiful rental homes. There’s easy access to the Pine Knoll Shores public beach, so whether you’re driving into town from one way or staying in a certain hotel, it will be easy to reach the water to enhoy your won swim. Also, if you’re in the area, don’t forget to see the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. This aquarium is actually pretty amazing and has been named the “best in state dozens” of times. Sweet deal.
Head to Indian Beach for Something More Rustic
Indian Beach is almost exactly in between Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach. The public beaches are very vast, and there are so few tourists that know about Indian Beach that you’re sure to have the beach to yourself. The nearby community of Salter Path is some of the most unique communities in the area. Salter Path separates one of the more secluded areas of the Crystal Coast, Indian Beach is not without a fair share of local restaurants and kitschy shops, however, like the Big Oak Drive In and Bar-B-Que.