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Vacationing in Emerald Isle, North Carolina   by N Spin


Located on the western half of Bogue Banks, one of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks island chain, Emerald Isle is the best way to enjoy a fun-filled and relaxing family vacation. The beautiful sandy beaches, lush vegetation, abundance of wildlife, endless aquatic activities and friendly family environment make "the Gem of the Crystal Coast" the perfect family vacation getaway.

The pristine beaches with abundant sunshine are filled with endless excitement. Feel the sand between your toes as you stroll along where the white sand and ocean tide meet, pausing every now and again to collect beautiful seashells that wash ashore. The kids will be completely preoccupied with building sandcastles, digging holes and burying one another in the sand. With little traffic, the family friendly beaches are surrounded by activities including miniature golf, playgrounds and arcades. By the days end, everyone is sure to leave the beach sun kissed and your camera will be filled with amusing photos to add to your family photo album.

Emerald Isle is known as the Crystal Coast for a reason, so make sure to spend plenty of time exploring the refreshing turquoise water which is generally ten degrees warmer than the Outer Banks region. Enjoy swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and surfing. If you don't happen to own a personal watercraft, there are several boat rentals to choose from such as Boon Docks & Bear Island Kayaks who offer a variety of guided tours. If you're an outdoor enthusiast and prefer to chart your own course, a self guided canoe trip to a coastal inlet is sure to fulfill your need for adventure.

For an up-close look at the delightful and stunning underwater marine life, enjoy a daytrip on a scuba diving adventure. Enjoy family bonding time during the training class and everyone will be eager to dive into the ocean depths. If you prefer to stay dry, a chartered boat tour will provide you with a knowledgeable captain who can take you to the best fishing locations for you to bring in the catch of the day of yellowfin tuna, sailfish, grouper, amberjack, or barracuda.

With so many fun filled adventures, everyone will have a thriving appetite. Dine at one of several local restaurants all stocked with the freshest seafood caught by the local fisherman. And if the kids haven't quite developed a palate for the local bounty, be assured there are several other kid friendly menu options. Try an evening dinner at an open aired restaurant where you can enjoy the spectacular sunset.

Known as one of the best golf courses in the area, make sure to pack your clubs to enjoy a day at Brandywine Bay Golf and Country Club. The pro shop and snack bar are sure to provide you all the gear you could need and yummy snacks to keep you energy going throughout the day. This course also caters to the family with its practice bunkers and junior programs. Emerald Isle provides several popular courses that incorporate the salt marshes, streams, ponds and dense woods with every play.

When planning the details of your vacation, the best way to get the most out of your getaway is to stay in an Emerald Isle Vacation Rental. Enjoy a vacation home that allows you to meander to the beach at your own leisure or relax in a comfortable setting providing everyone with privacy, space and amenities of a home away from home. It's easy to find and reserve your dream vacation rental within your price range and that has all the amenities to make your vacation as soothing and comfortable as possible.

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