- Our list of the best things to do in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, features the top 83 nearby activities — including 36 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Emerald Isle, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Tours, Water Activities, Outdoor Places, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 11 things to do within the city of Emerald Isle, NC , followed by 72 popular activities in nearby cities, including Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro, Havelock, Jacksonville and New Bern
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87% 164 votes
100 Bogue Inlet Dr,, Emerald Isle, NC MoreLess Info
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.
100% 11 votes
325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, NC MoreLess Info
From live karaoke to line dancing, Salt Ultra Lounge offers visitors a selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktails. On weekends, visitors can see the local music scene perform on its stage.
95% 22 votes
8201 Emerald Drive, Suite 7A, Emerald Isle, NC MoreLess Info
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.
87% 15 votes
200 Mallard Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
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.
80% 35 votes
8915 Reed Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
Water Boggan is a water park that features wading pools, swimming pools, water slides, a kid's zone, a snack bar, and shady lounge areas. The park offers full-day and half-day passes.
67% 3 votes
Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
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.
59% 32 votes
8720 Reed Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
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.
67% 3 votes
9106 B Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
Rent the items needed for an Emerald Isle vacation at Emerald Isle Beach Gear & Linens. Baby cribs, house linens and grills are available. For active individuals, stand-up paddleboards and bicycles are on the menu.
33% 3 votes
Islander Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
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.
40% 5 votes
8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 MoreLess Info
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.