- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Dance Clubs, Art Gallery, Fishing and History Museums.
- From Thurston Art Gallery to Tiki Bar/ VooDoo Lounge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sneads Ferry and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Jacksonville, Swansboro, Emerald Isle and Surf City.
Surrounded by beautiful oceanfront and dunes, Emerald Isle Woods Park offers 41 acres for enjoying outdoor activities. Visitors can walk, hike, bird-watch, grill, picnic, or do recreational water sports off the pier and floating dock.
The main focus of Thirty Acres & a Mule Farm is the activity of gem panning for the entire family. Gems that have been found on site can be assessed by a a professional to see if they can be polished and cut.
Featuring several models of Outer Banks lighthouses on the course, Lighthouse Golf Of Emerald Isle is an entertaining 18-hole mini-golf course. The course also features a snack bar and an amusement area equipped with bumper cars and bumper boats.
Featuring a friendly staff and an ice cream shop, Emerald Forest Golf is a mini golf course for individuals of all ages. In addition to being well maintained, it features challenges that even experienced mini golfers will enjoy.
Located on the southern Outer Banks, the newly renovated Emerald Plantation Cinemas screens first-run films in a setting with a home-town atmosphere. The theater boasts Dolby 5.1 sound, digital screenings and upgraded seating for comfort.
The Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier offers pier based fishing for all ages and relaxing views for visitors. A rental package for those without fishing equipment and free parking is available; no salt-water license needed. Daily, 3-day, and season passes are available.
Visitors looking for a bottom fishing or trolling experience on the scenic Crystal Coast can sign up for half or full day excursions through Reel Life Adventures. Bait and tackle, ice, coolers, and trip photos are all provided.