Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Emerald Isle

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Emerald Isle. This city's fishing, bird watching and surfing draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Emerald Isle

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Emerald Isle a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Water Boggan Water Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Star Hill Golf Club (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Silver Creek Golf Club (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Lake Road Winery (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Brandywine Bay Country Club (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Emerald Isle

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Emerald Isle

Travellers enjoy Emerald Isle for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Emerald Isle is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Emerald Isle Woods Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Hammocks Beach State Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Croatan National Forest (17.2 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Fort Macon State Park (18.8 mi / 30.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Emerald Isle

The nearest airport is in New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional), located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), which is 35.8 mi (57.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Emerald Isle?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 693 vacation rentals near Emerald Isle. From 448 houses to 214 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Emerald Isle for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Emerald Isle?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Emerald Isle. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Emerald Isle Adventures: 921 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Plantation: 817 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Forest Golf: 820 vacation rentals
  • Water Boggan Water Park: 852 vacation rentals
  • Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier: 921 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Emerald Isle listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Emerald Isle?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 448 Houses in Emerald Isle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Emerald Isle include:

  • Flats: 214 rentals available
  • Cottages: 64 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Emerald Isle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 386 vacation rentals with pool available in Emerald Isle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.