‘Tourism Is Everybody’s Business Here’

The tourism industry provides nearly 3,200 jobs in Carteret County, but in a true sense, “tourism is everybody’s business here.”

“Tourism reaches every single soul in this county,” says A.C. Hall of the Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores, an icon on the Crystal Coast since 1963.

Tourism has an annual economic impact of almost $325 million in Carteret County with a direct payroll of more than $57 million. Additionally, many small business owners make their living catering to tourists, guests and visitors.

The Chamber works closely with the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority to promote the diversity of attractions that make the Crystal Coast a popular tourism destination.

The Chamber encourages all of our businesses to extend the “Hand of Hospitality” all year-round.


At the Beach: Where Family Memories Are Made

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland, American artist


Landmarks of the Crystal Coast Await Your Visit


Enjoy the Culture & Heritage Side of Our Communities


Dive Right in…and Get ‘Kayaktive’

Be Sure to Visit Our ‘Great 8’ Attractions

Beaufort Historic Site – Beaufort Historical Association:
Safrit Historical Center, 100 Block of Turner Street, Beaufort
Mailing Address: 150 Turner St., Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-5225; 1-800-575-7483

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Visitor Center
131 Charles St., Harkers Island, NC 28531
(252) 728-2250

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531
(252) 728-1500

Croatan National Forest
Business Office: (252) 638-5628

Fort Macon State Park
2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 726-3775

History Museum of Carteret County
1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 247-7533

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
1 Roosevelt Drive, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 247-4003; 1-800-832-3474

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
315 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7317

For More Tourism Information…

About all there is to see and do year-round at the Crystal Coast, contact the staff at the:

Crystal Coast Visitor Center
3409 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 726-8148; 1-800-SUNNYNC (786-6962)

Crystal Coast Visitor Center (Satellite Office)
Merchants Park
8401 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 393-3100