A trip to Emerald Isle, along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is a little piece of paradise in winter. Not many dwellers. But do bundle up for beach strolls. Nature at your chilly finger tips.
You will avoid the swelling population of 50,000 visitors who crowd rental properties during summer high season. Fortunately, no tower hotels allowed! Just a few condos scattered among homes. It’s all about family.Emerald Isle remains committed to local ecology. It nourishes beaches lost to long-shore drift and erosion.
The endangered loggerhead sea turtles journey from Florida to this coastline, where the mothers bury up to 200 eggs. Then they venture back to the sea. About two months later, the babies hatch and slip into the water. The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Program preserves and tracks these ancient creatures.
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