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Points To Complete On Emerald Isle

By Rhys Wenzel

If you are looking for a unique getaway, consider Emerald Isle vacations. Emerald Isle, North Carolina, is located on the Crystal Coast, and is separated by the mainland by the Bogue Sound. The pristine beaches and salt marshes are perfect for families, and there is something for everyone. Emerald Isle has a history as colorful as its name. Originally home to the Algonquin Indians, it was settled by English Colonists in 1730. Emerald Isle was prime pirate territory; in fact, nearby Beaufort was attacked on two separate occasions in 1747. Named for the many trees growing on it, Emerald Island was uninhabited until the 1950s.

The island’s south-facing beaches allow visitors to enjoy the stunning sunrises and sunsets without glare from the water. The island also has a long beach season: average water temperatures are 68 + degrees from May until October. While there are several beach access points on the island, two stand out from the rest. “The Point” is at western end of the island, and showcases sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Bogue Inlet, Bear Island, and Bogue Sound. Hammocks Beach State Park on Bear Island is only accessible by boat. Ferry service is offered from the mainland, and the uninhabited island has a snack bar and bath house, as well as primitive campsites.

The waters around this island are a diver’s paradise. You can come across sunken vessels like a German World War Two submarine U-352. With artificial reefs and diverse marine life , it is a memorable experience for sure. Several dive companies are there to help you enjoy your adventure better.

There are many interesting activities you can indulge into viz. bird watching, swimming, sunbathing, and collecting seashells and many more. Biking is another great option; in fact there is a special biking track to help you explore the island. You can spend the whole day nice and relaxed with these many options.

Looking to try something new? Parasailing is also offered at this destination especially for the thrill seekers, a plus point being the beautiful view from the top. If that is not a cup of tea, feel free to enjoy the island on the land or in a boat on special tours. Also, other water sports are available including jet skis, boats, kayaks and surfing lessons.

If you love fishing, then you can’t be at a better place than this. This offers you a wide variety for fishing such as freshwater fishing at the islands, calm waters of the sound or the open waters of the Atlantic. As always, many a companies are there to make your fishing a fun and help you get back satisfied with a good catch.

Children can also have a great time out here. There are a series of attractions for families. One can enjoy mini-golf, go karts, bumper boats and batting cages here. The North Carolina Aquarium is a nice hang-out too and it is just minutes away. This place is open almost all days.

So if you want to enjoy the beauty of the virgin nature, Emerald Isle vacations are the perfect idea. With all the facilities and the diverse opportunities to enjoy to the fullest, this trip will surely be a wholesome experience you can carry with you for your lifetime. You must come to this place atleast for once.

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