Crystal Coast, NC Communities
The Crystal Coast is an 85-mile stretch of beaches known as the Southern Outer Banks. The collection of beaches and towns offers a unique blend of history, family fun, water sports and natural areas. Each of region provides a unique experience from historical tours learning about Blackbeard and his escapades to our many events and festivals. Includes the beach communities of Emerald Isle, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Atlantic Beach. On the mainland, some with waterfront on the intracoastal Waterway, Bogue Sound, White Oak River and Queens Creek, communities include Bogue, Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Swansboro, Hubert, Stella, Peletier and Newport.
Emerald Isle – “A Family Beach” where people from all over reunite on our beautiful beaches year after year. 12 miles of white sandy beach, emerald waters & crystal blue skies describes the relatively undiscovered Emerald Isle. Experience all that the beautiful Atlantic Ocean has to offer – surf, pier or charter boat fishing, jet skiing, surfing, windsurfing or diving. Enjoy golf, tennis, kayak tours, mini-golf, unique shopping, and a variety of restaurants. For those just wanting to relax, there's nothing better than taking long walks on the beach or just sitting on the deck enjoying the wonderful ocean breeze. Town website: www.emeraldisle-nc.org Wikipedia
The Friendly City by the Sea, generations of Swansboro's families have made their living from the sea - shrimp, mullet, flounder, trout, blue crab, oysters and scallops to name just a few. But the waters around Swansboro are also a source of year-round enjoyment. Summers can be spent surfing, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Nearby Bogue Inlet offers quick ocean access for deep-sea fishing and off-shore scuba diving. And fall fishing is great when the spot and croaker are running at the White Oak River inlet. Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and White Oak River offers easy living and lots of recreational activities. Town website: www.swansboro-nc.org/ Wikipedia
Boating and fishing are in our backyard, since Cape Carteret borders Bogue Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. Beach or ocean access is nearby, each a short drive or trip by boat. The town provides a pier at the end of Anita Forte St and a boat ramp at the end of Manatee St. There are also public boat ramps available nearby on the Intracoastal Waterway and the White Oak River. Although located near several large municipalities and associated shopping facilities, Cape Carteret continues to offer easy living and lots of recreational activities. Town website: www.TownOfCapeCarteret.com Wikipedia
Cedar Point’s roots go back to the 1700s. It was incorporated in 1988 with the philosophy of changing as slowly as possible. Many of the families here made their living from fishing or farming, and you can still buy local produce & seafood at road-side stands. Bordered by the White Oak River and Bogue Sound most of Cedar Point is either waterfront or just a short walk to the water. Town website: www.cedarpointnc.org Wikipedia
An un-incorporated area of Onslow County, Hubert has toyed with becoming a town, but so far remains a loosely joined group of communities. Of course this also means no city taxes! Basically the area between Camp Lejeune / Jacksonville (with all its shopping, medical care, and other businesses) and Swansboro (with marinas, waterfront shopping and festivals). Includes waterfront on Queens Creek and Bear Creek. More about Hubert: https://www.onlyinonslow.com/towns/hubert/ Wikipedia
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile United States military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The base's 14 miles of beaches make it a major area for amphibious assault training, and its location between two deep-water ports (Wilmington and Morehead City) allows for fast deployments. The Official Web site of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/ Wikipedia
Located in Havelock, only 20 miles from some of the Atlantic’s most beautiful beaches and about 90 miles west-southwest of Cape Hatteras at the foot of the Outer Banks. Cherry Point has a population of over 26,214 military personnel, their dependants and civilian employees living and working in the 29,139 acres that make up MCAS Cherry Point and it's auxiliary landing fields. Cherry Point website: https://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/ Wikipedia
Newport is a town in Carteret County. The area of “Newport” is actually much broader than just the town limits. Many other smaller towns & communities have their mailing address as Newport, including Ocean, Bogue, Broad Creek, Gales Creek. The town limits of Newport run along the banks of the Newport River, and is adjacent to, and northwest of Morehead City, on US Hwy 70. Town of Newport website: www.newportnc.gov Wikipedia
Bogue was incorporated as recently as 1995, but its roots are far deeper. It is bordered to the south by Bogue Sound and to the west by the town of Cape Carteret. The southern part of the town houses Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue. The town is bordered to the north by Croatan National Forest. Bogue remains very small-town, and is one of several towns sharing the Newport mailing address. Town website: http://www.bogue-nc.org/ Wikipedia
Peletier is a town in Carteret County. It is bordered to the south by the towns of Cape Carteret and Cedar Point. To the west is the tidal White Oak River, which forms the Carteret/Onslow County line. To the north and east is Croatan National Forest. Town website: https://www.townofpeletiernc.com/ Wikipedia
Turtle Cove is a quiet, well-located community off Hwy 24 just outside Swansboro. Convenient to shopping areas, Swansboro schools and Camp Lejuene. My husband and I, along with our son Mike, developed it to be different from the other parks in our area. Granted we’re a little biased, but we think it’s one of the nicest parks in Onslow County. We designed it as we would want it if we lived there – the homes face the street, not your neighbor’s back door. We also have acres of woods where you can go for walks, all the way down to Queens Creek if you want. We rent the lots (mobile homes only, no RVs) and a few select homes. Disclosure: although I am a licensed sales agent with Bluewater Real Estate, I manage my property rentals in Turtle Cove myself.