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Emerald Isle

The Friendly City by the Sea.

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13 miles of unspoiled beaches. 


Living the Life

Located just three miles apart but in two different coastal counties, Carteret and Onslow, these towns share the coastal treasures of Bogue Sound, the White Oak River and the Atlantic Ocean. With a host of activities to do both on water and land these two towns have become premier destinations for both the transient visitor coming by boat via the Intracoastal waterway and the land lubber by car, offering something for everyone from the camper to the condo owner to the oceanfront sand castle homes in Emerald Isle or waterfront homes overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Swansboro. Discover unique shops while you stroll the historic streets in downtown Swansboro along with fine dining, waterfront docks to view the waterway, concerts at Pug Pavilion, check out the downtown market or stroll along the pristine beaches of Emerald Isle and find a variety of sea shells, dolphins playing in the surf or maybe a fishermen bringing in tonight's dinner, take a stroll on Bogue Inlet Pier and see what their catching or check out the surfers catching the swell, this is a favorite family activity after dinner.