Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $136 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Pine Knoll Shores. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Pine Knoll Shores is the calmer side of Atlantic Beach

If you're looking for all the rolling swells and pristine sands of Atlantic Beach but don't want the hustle of the boardwalk, Pine Knoll Shores could just be the solution for you. It's not only home to pretty creeks, wide beaches, birding wetlands, and handsome state parks, but also comes with one of the most acclaimed aquariums in all of North Carolina – that's really something. And that's not even mentioning Pine Knoll Shores vacation rentals, some of which spill straight onto the white sands of the beachfront, others of which nestle in the leafy streets along the Bogue Sound.

Things to do

It's all about the aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores

The premier, top-of-the-list attraction in Pine Knoll Shores is the North Carolina Aquarium. It's a real doozy, too. Loggerhead turtles flounder in a tank, octopi bob in another. There are old shipwreck exhibits to get you channeling your inner swashbuckler, and everything from lionfish to rays to waterfalls, all backed up by scientific films that unravel the ecology of the North Carolinian barrier islands. It's a must for the whole family.


The fruits of the sea in Pine Knoll Shores

Like Atlantic Beach before it, Pine Knoll Shores is a place closely connected to the ocean. The summertime visitors who flock to the Pine Knoll Shores vacation rentals on the beach will often do little more than sunbathe and splash their days away. Who could blame them? If you do want to get the adventure juices flowing, then you could always hop on sailing cruises, or rent kayaks or SUPs to drift through the creeks. Golfing and birding close to the Bogue Banks are also available – be sure to bring the clubs or binoculars for those.


Feel the warmth in Pine Knoll Shores

There are plenty of reasons why Pine Knoll Shores vacation rentals are at their best in the summer months. For starters, the period between May and September ushers in the hottest weather – you can spend whole days with temperatures between 75 and 85 then. That's also when vacationers are flocking to the coast from the major cities of NC and SC, imbuing the bars and seafood joints with a lively character. Rainfall wise, you can expect the heaviest downpours around August, thanks to the subtropical nature of the climate.

Natural features

Pine Knoll Shores sits between the sound and ocean

Pine Knoll Shores sits neatly on the North Carolinian barrier islands, blocked off from the American mainland by the sloshing waters of the Bogue Sound. And while the mudflats and beaches there are a real hotspot for birders and boaters – check out the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area for some of the best – the shoreline on the oceanside of the town is where the travelers prefer to go. That's a place of long, white-sand beaches and rolling Atlantic waves, dotted with dunes and awash with marine life of all sorts.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Pine Knoll Shores

The nearest airport is in New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional), located 28.9 mi (46.5 km) from the city center. 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 45.3 mi (72.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pine Knoll Shores?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 686 vacation rentals around Pine Knoll Shores. From 287 house rentals to 291 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Pine Knoll Shores?

Don't just visit the beach. Round up your posse and crash as close as you can to it! The sound of waves and unbelievable ocean vistas? Heck yes! Luckily, there are 247 beachside vacation properties to whisk yourself away to. Alternatively, you might be looking for a different sort of vacation setting. Vrbo has tons of options to pick from, including:

  • 244 oceanfront vacation rentals.
  • 236 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 233 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Pine Knoll Shores?

If you're after a home away from home for your upcoming vacation, renting a house is a terrific idea. You'll have the space you need for all your getaway activities. There are 274 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $111 per night. If that doesn't match your squad's style, we have a range of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 255 vacation homes. Prices start from $115 per night.
  • Cottage: 46 vacation homes. Prices start from $130 per night.
  • Townhome: 38 vacation homes. Prices start from $180 per night.

Can I stay in Pine Knoll Shores in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect trip is catching up with your friends and loved ones in a completely new place. If you're hitting the road with a big group, Vrbo can help out. 118 condo vacation homes are available. Currently, they're the leading choice here for sizeable groups. Around the area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Looking for vacation homes that can sleep 6 vacationers? We have 390 that will be ideal. Prices start from $113 per night.
  • Looking for somewhere for 8 people? We have 254 that will serve you well. Prices start from $134 per night.
  • On a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 152 vacation homes that match your requirements. Prices start from $180 per night.

You and all your besties will be well looked after when you organize your Pine Knoll Shores escape through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Pine Knoll Shores?

Show the door to samey hotel chains! Indulge in the ease of living like one of the locals in a budget-friendly rental instead. Get a load of the incredible options that can be secured now on Vrbo. Sea Dreams is a fantastic area to check out if you want to keep an eye on your budget. Vrbo has 114 rentals, and the average price is a very affordable $194 per night. Island Quay is another place worth considering. Vrbo has 109 rentals here, and the average price is around $220 a night.

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