Make the most of the sun, sand and sea in Crystal Coast, North Carolina
A family-friendly reunion destination, the inviting 85-mile long coastline of Crystal Coast is a place to indulge in the sun, sand and sea. At Cape Lookout National Seashore, families can enjoy activities like fishing, swimming, birding, boating, windsurfing and kayaking and climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse for some scenic water views. Explore the second most visited state park in North Carolina, the Fort Macon State Park where the Battle of Macon was fought in 1862. Reunion groups can go swimming in a protected area and go exploring on nature walks.
Families with little ones will be thrilled to see the variety of aquatic flora and fauna at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. With an impressive 306,000-gallon ocean habitat teeming with species of fish, sharks and turtles, the aquarium also has a replica of the U-352 German submarine that was sunk off the North Carolina coast. Visit the Harkers Island Visitors Center with interactive displays and exhibits centered around island ecology and take a ferry to Shackleford Banks and see feral horses roaming freely.
Not to be missed is the downtown area of “America’s Favorite Town”, Beaufort, with its lively marina. Take a cruise down the waterways, pick up treasures at the local community market and take a double-decker bus tour of the historic district and see the Carteret County Jail built in 1829 and the Apothecary Shop and Doctor’s Office dating back to 1857.
A Treasure Trove of Experiences
Fun-filled Activities, Gourmet Dining and More
Crystal Coast is the perfect beach destination with plenty to see, do and eat
Comprising communities like Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Morehead City, Cape Lookout, Pine Knoll Shores and Harkers Island, Crystal Coast is the hub of activity all through the year with sporting events, seasonal festivals, concerts and shows.
Catering to a variety of tastes, your reunion group will be in for a culinary treat at Crystal Coast. Feast on seafood specialties at Shark Shack, healthy eats at Refection Foods and delicious barbeques at Roland’s Barbecue. Head to Black Sheep for brick-oven pizzas, China Garden & Mongolian Grill for all-you-can-eat meals and the Dank Burrito food truck for a delicious selection of Mexican food. Grown-ups can sip on craft brews at Crystal Coast Brewing Company and Cru Wine Bar.
Reunion groups of all sizes have a variety of accommodation options to choose from at Crystal Coast including oceanfront hotels and condos, boutique bed & breakfasts, camping and RV parks and beachfront cottages.
With so many things to do and see at North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, there’s something for your whole family or group to enjoy!
– Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority
Why Reunite Here
- 85-mile long coastline with pristine beaches
- Discounted accommodation in oceanfront hotels and condos, camping and RV parks and beachfront cottages
- Abundance of outdoor activities like birding, fishing, boating and kayaking
- Vibrant restaurant and entertainment scene
Four Core Communities of the Crystal Coast, North Carolina
With its stunning 85-mile long shoreline, the Crystal Coast along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks is perfect for families who love the sun, sand and sea.