Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores, NC 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 high chairs for kids and kitchens. Prices start at $113 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Pine Knoll Shores. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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

Activities and attractions in and around Pine Knoll Shores

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Pine Knoll Shores a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Emerald Isle Adventures (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Country Club of the Crystal Coast (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • The Sweet Spot (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Salty Pirate Water Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Havelock Tourist & Event Center (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)

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-Coastal Carolina Regional), located 29.1 mi (46.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), which is 45.9 mi (73.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are in Pine Knoll Shores?

Whether you want a city apartment, lakeside lodge or something else, booking a Vrbo vacation rental means you'll always have the property to yourself — no sharing with strangers. Our current selection of vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores is ${propertiesCount}.

What is the most popular type of vacation rental accommodation in Pine Knoll Shores?

The most sought-after types of vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores are condos. After something a little different? Vrbo has numerous options to match our guests' unique needs, so you'll see vacation properties in all shapes and sizes, and for all budgets. The ideal fit is waiting for you — grab yours today.

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Pine Knoll Shores?

A range of things affect how much you'll pay for a vacation rental in Pine Knoll Shores, including the length of stay, type of property and season. However, all our vacation homes have something in common — excellent value. Just enter your travel dates to find your dream escape.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Pine Knoll Shores?

The average price for a vacation home by the beach in Pine Knoll Shores depends on when you're visiting the area and the size and type of property you're looking for. You can easily and quickly find prices on Vrbo by entering the dates you'll be traveling. Then use the handy filters to choose the number of bedrooms and amenities that you prefer, like WiFi, air conditioning and a pool.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores?

Good news. There are. You'll find 83 stays that allow pets in Pine Knoll Shores on Vrbo. Our furry kids also need a break, so simply use our search function for pet-friendly vacation rentals to book a pad where Fido can lap up the fun.

Can I rent a house with a pool in Pine Knoll Shores?

Tick the 'pool' box in our filter tool and choose from 63 houses with private pools in Pine Knoll Shores on Vrbo. Morning soak, afternoon splash or midnight swim? Leisure time is up to you when your Vrbo vacation property has its own pool.

What are popular rental amenities in Pine Knoll Shores?

When it comes to rental amenities that people search for in Pine Knoll Shores, a garden, a fireplace and a beach view are the most popular. With Vrbo vacation rentals, you'll have options to match your style and taste, whether you're vacationing with friends, family or even pets.

Are there large group vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores?

Choose from 19 vacation properties in Pine Knoll Shores that can accommodate 10 or more people. Whether you're planning a trip with extended family or an event like an anniversary, there's plenty of room to get your group together under one roof.

Are there vacation rentals in Pine Knoll Shores that welcome kids?

Bring the entire group together for an epic adventure in Pine Knoll Shores at one of our 82 family-friendly vacation homes. A lot of these stays come with conveniences that are ideally suited to trips with children, such as laundries, extra bedrooms and patios. Simply click on the "Properties good for families" filter box and choose your favorite option.

What are the top attractions for families in Pine Knoll Shores?

Keep your kids entertained at these fabulous family-friendly attractions in Pine Knoll Shores:

  • North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum
  • Olympus Dive Center