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Stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, and relaxed coastal atmosphere.



Stunning Natural Beauty

Emerald Isle, located on the southern coast of North Carolina, is a picturesque barrier island known for its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, and relaxed coastal atmosphere. With its charming small-town feel and abundant recreational opportunities, Emerald Isle has become a popular destination for vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

The island is aptly named for its lush greenery, as it boasts a diverse ecosystem of maritime forests, salt marshes, and dunes. As you drive over the iconic B. Cameron Langston Bridge onto the island, you're immediately greeted by breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Bogue Sound on the other.

The main attraction of Emerald Isle is undoubtedly its wide, sandy beaches that stretch for miles along the coast. Visitors can indulge in sunbathing, swimming, beachcombing, and a variety of water sports, including surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. The gentle waves and warm waters make it an ideal destination for families with children as well as those seeking relaxation.

In addition to its natural beauty, Emerald Isle offers a range of recreational activities. The island has numerous parks, nature trails, and public spaces that encourage exploration of its unique coastal ecosystem. Emerald Isle Woods Park and the Point are particularly popular spots for birdwatching, hiking, and enjoying breathtaking sunset views.

The local community of Emerald Isle is characterized by its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The town center offers a selection of quaint shops, restaurants, and cafes where visitors can experience a taste of coastal cuisine and browse through unique arts and crafts.

For those interested in learning about the area's history and culture, the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores provide informative and interactive experiences. These attractions showcase the rich maritime heritage and marine life that are integral to the region.

Whether you're seeking a relaxing beach getaway, an outdoor adventure, or a chance to immerse yourself in the coastal lifestyle, Emerald Isle, NC, offers a serene and captivating destination that captivates visitors with its natural beauty, outdoor activities, and charming community vibes.




Overview for EMERALD ISLE, NC

3,844 people live in EMERALD ISLE, where the median age is 57.3 and the average individual income is $57,277. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for EMERALD ISLE, NC

EMERALD ISLE has 1,764 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in EMERALD ISLE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,844 people call EMERALD ISLE home. The population density is 780.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.02 / 51.98%

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There's plenty to do around EMERALD ISLE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sol Bowls, Kostas Pizza, and Outer Banks Boil Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.13 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.45 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.03 miles 11 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.66 miles 17 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.21 miles 96 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.02 miles 37 reviews 4.6/5 stars


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The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Treasure team is a group of trusted local experts who know the area intimately and who help their clients find just the right place for a second home, investment property, or year round residence. Using our vast knowledge of the rules and regulations of living along the coast, we work diligently to educate our buyers and sellers to ensure they have the smoothest transaction possible. Other services include commercial real estate and long term rental property management. Contact us today!

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