See For Yourself Why Nice Matters in Emerald Isle!

Check out the new Emerald Isle video! The Town is pleased to debut its new promotional video to illustrate everything that is great about Emerald Isle! Enjoy! Special thanks to Brad Styron, Playa Graphics, for his great work on the video.

Welcome to Emerald Isle, North Carolina, a beautiful oceanfront community that is truly the gem of the North Carolina coast………. Emerald Isle offers an excellent quality of life for those who are fortunate to live here, and a premier vacation experience for those looking to escape to paradise for a little while!

We pride ourselves on our small-town atmosphere and family beach image, and with 12 miles of south-facing beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, and bordered by beautiful Bogue Inlet and Bogue Sound, Emerald Isle is the place you'll want to call home, purchase your vacation home, retire to, or visit…... again….. and again…… and again!

Emerald Isle occupies the westernmost 12 miles of Bogue Banks, a barrier island located along the Southern Outer Banks. Known as the Crystal Coast, the entire area boasts a pristine natural environment with excellent water quality. Enjoy great swimming, surfing, or boogie boarding in the Atlantic Ocean, or simply relax with a cold drink and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the most beautiful beach you'll ever find!

Hop in your boat, and get ready for great offshore and inshore fishing, take the kids water skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing, or just pull up to a sandbar and soak in the sun, sand, and saltwater! Looking for a more relaxed and peaceful pace, then launch your kayak or stand-up paddleboard, and get away from it all in the calm waters and marshes of Bogue Sound. Whether you're on the beach or in the sound, don't be surprised to come across a pod of dolphins, beautiful egrets and ospreys, and perhaps a nesting sea turtle! You'll probably see a fish or two also………………..

But there's far more to Emerald Isle than the sun, sand, and salt……… When you need a break from all of the fun in, on, and near the water, hop on your bicycle and enjoy more than 11 miles of dedicated bicycle paths, hike the trails at our 43-acre soundfront nature park, enjoy some fresh local seafood, take in a summer oceanfront concert, get some delicious ice cream, view the amazing sunset at The Point, or walk (or fish!) along Bogue Inlet Pier!

Emerald Isle has it all, yet maintains a friendly, relaxed, and unpretentious charm that is reflective of the great community of people that make up Emerald Isle. Emerald Isle has nearly 7,000 residences, for every taste and every budget, and remains one of the most affordable beach communities on the East Coast. If you're looking for your dream home, or if you're just looking for a great vacation rental, the first-class real estate and vacation rental agencies will strive to meet your every need so you can focus on what you came here for - to relax, enjoy yourself, make lifelong memories, and spend quality time with family and friends!

The Town of Emerald Isle, the town government, strives to provide the highest quality service to our residents and visitors, and is continually working to make Emerald Isle an even better place than it already is! Our tagline is "Nice Matters", in every way, and it won't take you long to understand that's what life is all about in this truly special place………………..