11 Things Everyone Should Do on the Crystal Coast

1. Eat a shrimp burger from El’s Drive-In

A delicious classic with fried shrimp, coleslaw, and ketchup.

2. Hike one of Fort Macon’s nature trails

Beautiful scenery and a great workout.

3. Visit Shackleford Banks and see the wild horses

Yup, that’s right, an island with wild horses.

4. Rent a golf cart on Ocracoke Island

A quaint beach town just a ferry ride away from the Crystal Coast.

5. Order baked oysters at Amos Mosquitos

Our local favorite quirky restaurant and bar.

6. Watch sharks from the Emerald Isle Pier

Or even just enjoy the breathtaking views.

7. Walk through the aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores

It’s such a great place for kids of all ages.

8. Have dessert at AB Ice Cream

And visit our town movie theater right next door!

9. Get a slice from Michaelangelo’s Pizza

Featuring NY style “fold-it-in-half” pizza slices.

10. Buy a t-shirt from AB Surf Shop

If you know someone from Carteret County, 9 times out of 10, they own at least 4 of these shirts.

11. Spend the night at a beachfront property

Our beautiful Suncatcher oceanfront rental property houses four bedrooms and three baths, and sits seconds from the water. Enjoy amazing views at an amazing price at this or any of our other spectacular oceanfront rentals!

All images from Google Images


Written by Megan LeClair • Contact: [email protected] • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/meganeleclair