This Is a Magical Place
Carteret County and the Crystal Coast form a unique destination along the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Here, everything revolves around water – commerce, recreation and family living.
Rare scenic beauty stretches across more than 500 miles of incredible ocean and inland coastline. Our coastal environment is the centerpiece of our identity.
We’re known as the “Water Sports Capital of North Carolina”…because you can enjoy a multitude of activities beside, on, in, over and under the water.
We hope to entice you to come and explore. Spend a weekend…or a forevermore!
Everyday can be a holiday…on the Crystal Coast – America’s Recreation Destination.
Summer brings Carolina blue skies and warm, radiant sunshine that will invigorate the soul. During the winter months, the sun both rises and sets over the water…because of our geography. The beaches run from east to west, always facing south.