Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is located in Carteret County, North Carolina. It is part of the Crystal Coast and is located entirely on the Bogue Banks. The population was 3,488 at the 2000 census, but as many as 50,000 visitors inhabit the area during the summer season, filling up seasonal rental properties that do not count toward official census results.

Today, the oceanfront is lined with both large and small homes and while there is a scattering of condominiums, there are no oceanfront hotels, maintaining Emerald Isle’s family-oriented atmosphere.

Things To Do in Emerald Isle

Whether you want to lounge on the beach, enjoy the wide variety of quint shops or get out and get active. There’s always plenty to do in Emerald Isle! Swimming, fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, shell hunting, sightseeing, golf and much, much more.

Local Newspapers

Carteret News-Times 
Jacksonville Daily News
Raleigh News and Observer
Tideland News
Wilmington Morning Star

Emerald Isle via Social Media

Emerald Isle on Facebook
Emerald Isle on Twitter
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Additional Links of Interest

Town of Emerald Isle
Beach Vitex Information
Bogue Banks Water Corporation
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
Carteret Community College
Carteret County Library
Carteret County Public Schools
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
Coastal Carolina Community College
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Emerald Isle Business Association 
Emerald Isle EMS
Emerald Isle Ordinances
Jelly Stalkers – Tracking Jellyfish along the NC Coast
North Carolina Aquarium
North Carolina Beach Inlet, & Waterway Association
North Carolina Coastal Federation
North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Resources – Public Beach & Access Map
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Rip Current & Surf Forecast Information