The Crystal Coast of North Carolina is perfectly positioned along the North Carolina’s southern Outer Banks. The picture-perfect coastal towns include Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Cape Lookout, Swansboro and Pine Knoll Shores. The Islands are strung together with 85 miles of silken coastline along the southern Outer Banks — 56 miles of which are in the protected Cape Lookout National Seashore.
The Crystal Coast boasts an eccentric history full of tales of swashbuckling pirates, ghostly encounters and maritime heritage. Exotic wild horses roam the same shores for centuries and generations reflecting southern tradition. The Crystal Coast is one of the rare places on Earth where it is still possible to not see or hear another soul on the beach.