- TripBuzz found 65 things to do with kids in or near Emerald Isle, North Carolina, including 56 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach and Swansboro.
- From Emerald Isle Adventures to Water Boggan, the Emerald Isle area offers 50 different types of family activities, including: Mini Golf, Water Parks, Movie Theaters and Parks.
- Located on the Bogue Banks, Emerald Isle in Cateret County, North Carolina is home to less than 4,000 natives. Despite this small population, the area is a popular tourist attraction, receiving up to 50,000 visitors during the summer. Houses and condominiums line the Crystal Coast oceanfront and maintain the family-friendly atmosphere of the area.
For those who want to get out on the water, Emerald Isle Adventures provides ample opportunities to enjoy fishing and boating on Emerald Isle. In addition to boat rentals, families can also take portraits on the beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Hot Wax Surf Shop, visitors can take surfing lessons, rent gear, and book kayaking and paddleboarding trips. Surf camps are also available for those who want to learn from friendly and experienced teachers.
Located in Swansboro, North Carolina, the Silver Creek Golf Club is a Crystal Coast course that extends over 7,000 yards. Designed by Gene Hamm, the challenging course features a driving range and practice green for golfers to develop their skills.