The Crystal Coast – including Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach and historic Beaufort – combines the best of the North Carolina Outer Banks with the best getaway in history. Here you’ll find the fantastic undeveloped barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The lighthouse beacon sweeps over wild horses of Shackleford Banks, the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, the Civil War landmark Fort Macon, Beaufort’s nearly-300 years of coastal Carolina history, and 30 miles of ocean resorts. On the water, a variety of experiences is offered aboard ecology tours, harbor and dinner cruises. On land, favorite explorations are attraction sites, seafood restaurants, shops and galleries. Summer tours to the Crystal Coast may include the award-winning outdoor drama, Worthy Is The Lamb.
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Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:
- Crystal Coast Beaches, Beaufort Historic Site, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Carteret County Museum of History and Art, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina Maritime Museum, Rachel Carson Component of the NC National Research Reserve. Annual events include the Beaufort Old Homes Tour, the North Carolina Seafood Festival, Core Sound Decoy Festival and the Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla, Crystal Coast Civic Center events.
- Individually customized itineraries and themed tours such as Coastal Colonial History, African American Heritage, Arts and Antiques, Coastal Heritage, Lighthouses of NC (Cape Lookout portion), etc. Group Tour Manual, FAMs, video, area brochures and maps. Guided tours offered by attraction sites, most at no cost.
The Crystal Coast