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Emerald Island Travel Guide

For a beach getaway that is unforgettable, head to Emerald Island. This town in North Carolina is part of the Crystal Coast and tourists flock here during the spring and summer to enjoy the oceanfront and beautiful beaches. But it is more than just beach paradise; there is also everything from fishing piers and parks. There are unique shopping opportunities, with fun local shops and souvenir stores. When it comes to dining, seafood is high on the menu, but there is also a range of local cafes and BBQ restaurants.

Things to Do in Emerald Island

The Point is a beautiful place to relax and watch the sunset. With a sandy white beach and turquoise blue sea, there is nowhere else vacationers want to be! Of course, there is also the opportunity to get out into the water and enjoy paddle boarding, kitesurfing, and swimming. To see what visitors can catch, head to the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier. This extends out into the ocean and fishers love to gather here. For some fun with all of the family, head to Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle, which has wading pools and exciting slides. For walking and wildlife spotting, head to Emerald Isle Woods Park and Cedar Street Park.

Best Time to Visit Emerald Island

The most popular time to visit Emerald Island is during the summer months. But fall and spring are also pleasant times of the year for a vacation.

Price and Availability Index in Emerald Isle

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Emerald Isle is in July, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Emerald Isle is in the high season in July. Emerald Isle has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Emerald Isle tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Emerald Isle tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Emerald Isle

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Emerald Isle. The hottest month in Emerald Isle is October, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 24 ˚F. The wettest month in Emerald Isle is August with 5.75 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.25 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Emerald Isle

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Emerald Isle has 1652 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Emerald Isle is available at $50 per night. On average, a place to stay in Emerald Isle will cost you $310 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Emerald Isle, then you can choose from over 516 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 8 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 34 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Emerald Isle? Then choose one of the 502 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 40 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 182 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Emerald Isle accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 3 providers, including 312 places to stay from VRBO, 154 accommodations from Airbnb and 60 places to stay from Homeaway.

1316 of our places to stay in Emerald Isle have been rated by previous guests. They rated 76% as excellent or good. 392 accommodations allow instant booking.

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