Where Are the Best Places to See Fireworks Along the Crystal Coast?

No Fourth of July is complete without fireworks. Explosions in the sky, followed by showers of color – it’s is a staple of the summer season. This national holiday is even more exciting when it takes place atop the ocean, with the glimmering explosions reflecting off its surface.

The Crystal Coast hosts its own renowned fireworks show, giving visitors a chance to celebrate while on vacation. Book a stay with us and don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to see the fireworks fill the sky over the North Carolina coastline.

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The Emerald Isle Fireworks Celebration

Where should you go to see the best Crystal Coast fireworks this year? The Emerald Isle celebration is definitely where you want to be. The celebration takes place on July 4, and it is expected to start at 9 p.m. off the Bogue Inlet Pier (100 Bogue Inlet Dr., Emerald Isle, NC).

This scenic pier is located on the western end of Bogue Banks, near several of our Crystal Coast vacation rentals for your convenience. With the central location of the fireworks, viewing is possible from every public beach access in the town of Emerald Isle.

Best Vantage Point to See the Fireworks

You find a fantastic vantage point for the show from virtually any direction at the pier. The fireworks will launch from the ocean side (not the sound) at the Bogue Inlet Pier.

We recommend getting as close to the water as possible with your blanket and beach chairs, and preferably hitting the beach. There is a beach access point very close to the pier at 101 Islander Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594. Parking is available at the pier and along NC 58.

You can also visit the Emerald Isle Woods Park (9404 Coast Guard Rd., Emerald Isle, NC). Here, you have open fields from the nine-hole disc golf course, which diminishes any large trees from blocking your view. There is also a picnic area, a fishing pier, and barbeque grills so you can enjoy the whole holiday from the afternoon into the evening.

Due to the placement of the pier and the overall flatness of the region, you can find impressive from both the Intracoastal Waterway and Bogue Sound. As long as you’re in the area you’re sure to be able to find a great view from many miles out along the beach or near the pier.

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Beachside Vacation Rentals

If you can avoid the roads on the night of July 4th, it can be convenient to do so. Traffic can be bad and finding parking could be tricky. One of the best places to see fireworks on the Crystal Coast is to view them from outside one of our Crystal Coast homes for rent.

If you have a beachfront rental near the pier, it can be ideal for getting to the area early and securing a spot or heading out to the shoreline to spot the fireworks from a distance.

We highly recommend one of our available oceanfront vacation rentals nearby on Pine Knoll Shores or Atlantic Beach. From them you can walk, bike or drive a short distance, find a great viewing spot and see the gorgeous spectacle light up the skies.

Come check out the fireworks and celebrate Independence Day on Emerald Isle. It is the most welcoming way to usher in the summer, celebrate our country, and reflect on the many memories of the year and the future.

Call us today at 252-247-7610. We offer vacation rentals, long-term vacation homes, and any information you may need about planning a trip to the Crystal Coast for you and your family