4 Ways to Enhance Your Crystal Coast Vacation

When you rent a property with Spectrum Properties, you can be assured you will have all the amenities you could want for a stress free vacation. From a stocked kitchen to a grill outside and even a pool available with many of our rentals, we help keep your packing to a minimum so you can show up and begin enjoying your vacation right away.

However, there are still plenty of ways to enhance your experience on the Crystal Coast. Here are some of our favorite ways to take your stay up a notch and make it the most memorable experience yet!

Experience By Air

A big part of staying on the Crystal Coast is the chance to enjoy our crystal blue waters and beautiful beaches. With many of our rentals available with ocean views, you can easily walk to the beach and set up your chairs for the day, but you may want a chance to experience it from a new angle.

Try getting an aerial view by going parasailing with Beaufort Parasail where you can get a window seat for some of the best views around. If you want to make it even more memorable, book an air tour by plane with Crystal Coast Aviation.

You take off right from Michael J. Smith field in Beaufort, NC and get to see the beautiful islands that make up our coast from the sky. Feeling a little more adventurous? Set up a once in a lifetime experience with Crystal Coast Skydiving and take a leap over the coastline in Beaufort. 

Experience By Land

For the days where you want to stay with your feet on the ground, there are plenty of experiences that can make a perfect day even better. Take your friends or family for a round of golf at one of the Crystal Coast’s many golf courses.

The North River Golf Course is located just minutes from downtown Beaufort, Brandywine Bay Golf Course is in the heart of Morehead City, and the Country Club of the Crystal Coast is right on the sound in Pine Knoll Shores. Many of our vacation properties come with either dock access or ocean front which can allow for some great fishing opportunities.

If you forgot your rod and reel, head over to either EJW Outdoors or Chasin’ Tails Outdoors where you can not only get your set up for the day, but also live or frozen bait and your fishing license. You can try your hand at surf fishing from the beach at your rental property or fish from one of the piers along the island such as Oceanana Fishing Pier in Atlantic Beach or the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle. 

Experience By Sea

Spectrum Properties offers a variety of rental properties with dock access to allow for you to bring your own boat with you on your vacation. However, you can also rent a boat to take out for the day.

AB Watersports and Beaufort Boat Rentals are two great options that offer half day and full day rentals of pontoon boats or a Carolina Skiff to cruise the waterways and even explore Shackleford Banks or Cape Lookout.

Another wonderful experience is to book a private cruise on the 45 foot catamaran with Lookout Cruises for a sunset sail that will certainly take your breath away. 

Experience Through Food

The Crystal Coast is also known for our incredible selection of fresh seafood and with our properties fully stocked kitchens and grill options, you can pick up some of your favorites to make an exquisite meal at home.

Blue Ocean Market, Atlantic Beach Seafood and Capt. Jim’s Seafood Market all offer the freshest fish, oysters, clams, shrimp or anything else you could desire. If you aren’t much of a chef, why not bring in a professional? With Plated Love, you can book your own personal chef to make some of your favorite dishes in an intimate atmosphere.

Whether you want to wake up to a breakfast spread fit for a king or a boutique dinner, this is the perfect option to help you stay relaxed while on vacation. Top it off with a few bottles of wine from MF Chappell Wine Merchant so you and your family can have a glass to enjoy while your food is prepared. 

We hope that these suggestions can help make a great vacation experience even more memorable. Whether you do one of these ideas each time you visit or try them all at once, we hope that they will pair perfectly with whichever vacation rental property you book with us at Spectrum Properties. After an amazing experience, we are certain you will want to make this a yearly tradition. 

Photo Credit: Lookout Cruises by Alex Fisher of NishFuts Productions