Finest Weekend GetawayBy Leah Chester-Davis
Carteret County | emeraldisle-nc.org | 252-354-3424
Dip your toes in the sand, splash in the water, play a round of golf, enjoy a bite to eat in a local restaurant, or browse a quaint shop.
North Carolinians have lots of favored weekend getaway spots, and Emerald Isle, served by Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, tops our readers’ favorites. Fortunately, a visit to the beach is within driving distance from just about anywhere in the state and this beach town offers plenty. From its 12 miles of pristine sandy beaches to its small-town atmosphere with quaint shops and restaurants— not to mention all kinds of outdoor adventures — Emerald Isle has something for everyone. Located along the Crystal Coast and at the western end of the Bogue Banks, get away to this coastal destination and chances are you will return again and again.
“Emerald Isle has a small-beach feel with a beautiful beach and many trails nearby. Off-season is my favorite, and I love driving over the bridge — my favorite scene.”
—Patricia Joyner, Emerald Isle, a member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative