Crystal Coast, NC, Guide and Information

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Welcome to Crystal Coast

Discover the Crystal Coast, a 30-mile stretch of North Carolina coastline that begins at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and includes the barrier island communities of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Indian Beach, and Emerald Isle. Let the Crystal Coast Discovery Map help you plan your trip and show the way to all the must-see destinations in the area, from historic sites to scuba diving. New Bern, Beaufort, Morehead City, and Swansboro offer history, museums, dining, beaches, shopping, fishing, lodging, and family fun!

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North Carolina Seafood Festival 2024

The North Carolina Seafood Festival is the largest three-day festival in the state, according to Visit NC, an economic development partnership in North Carolina, and ranked nationally in the top 200 “Must See” festivals by the International Festivals & Events Association.

The NC Seafood Festival’s 37th annual event will be held October 6-8, 2023. Over the festival weekend, the festival will entertain an estimated 200,000 visitors; host more than 200 artisan and commercial vendors, seafood vendors featuring fresh, locally caught North Carolina Seafood and other NC produced food and beverage products; and provide children’s games and rides, cooking demonstrations and tastings, and two musical stages

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MumFest 2024

MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors, and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront.

It is is one of the finest award-winning festivals in the state of North Carolina. It is recognized statewide as a major eastern North Carolina family festival and has received numerous awards over the years to include Best NC Main Street Downtown Event, Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 October events, and the Sun Journal Reader’s Choice winner as Best Festival for many years running.

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Mullet Festival 2024

The most popular festival in Swansboro, NC is the Mullet Festival, which celebrates its 70th year in 2024!

What began as a small event to celebrate the completion of the bridge over the White Oak River has become a highly anticipated part of eastern North Carolina culture. Taking place on the second weekend in October, it's celebrated with a parade, live entertainment, street vendors, and tons of seafood, especially our local delicacy--the mullet!

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Local's Corner: Crystal Coast, NC Best Kept Secrets

Most Discovery Map franchise owners live and work in their map territories. The ones that do not spend significant time in those territories (think vacation home, seasonal visits). As a result, they’re experts in all things local.

We asked Rich Sheridan from Discovery Map of Crystal Coast, NC about some of his favorite local spots. Read on for an informed local's perspective!

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3 Nautically-Themed Things to do in Crystal Coast, North Carolina

The Crystal Coast is a 30-mile stretch of North Carolina coastline that begins at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and includes the barrier island communities of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Indian Beach, and Emerald Isle.

Check out our favorite maritime activities below!

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