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Visitors who want to explore a natural portion of the Cape Lookout National Seashore with little effort will want to check out the Shackleford Banks. Located just south of Beaufort and Harkers Island, this picturesque and undeveloped barrier island shoreline is a popular destination for visitors who would like to relax, take in the salt air, and enjoy the beach scene.

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About the Shackleford Banks

The Shackleford Banks is part of three components of the 56-mile long Cape Lookout National Seashore, and is the southeastern most region of the National Park Service managed site. The primary island is approximately 8.5 miles long and is roughly a mile wide at its widest point, (depending on the tide.) The Shackleford Banks is bordered to the north by the Back Sound, and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, which means that it’s stocked with miles of shoreline to go around.

In addition, its western edge is bordered by Beaufort Inlet, while its eastern end is bordered by the much narrower Barden Inlet, which makes is a popular destination for fishermen.

Located just a few miles away at most from both Harkers Island and Beaufort, with a number of ferry services that depart from the heart of Downtown Beaufort, the Shackleford Banks is arguably the easiest barrier island to reach out of the three portions of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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History of the Shackleford Banks

The Shackleford Banks was first acquired by a Virginia planter named John Shackleford in 1713 who was granted several large tracts of coastal NC land, which included the skinny barrier island.

After this initial acquisition, the island became known as “Cart Island,” which was probably a nod to Carteret County where the land resides, and the area remained in the Shackleford family until it was sold in 1805. By the late 1800s, the island was home to a small community of permanent residents – a settlement known as “Diamond City” – which, at its largest point, had roughly 500 full-time locals. This island town, however, would not last for long, as an 1899 hurricane persuaded virtually all of the residents to abandon the town, with the last island dwellers leaving by 1902.

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Another hurricane, the 1933 Outer Banks Hurricane, opened up an inlet on the eastern edge of the Shackleford Banks, separating it once and for all from the Core Banks and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. The island was eventually acquired by the National Park Service in the 1960s as part of the newly formed Cape Lookout National Seashore and has been a popular vacation destination – albeit an isolated one – ever since.

How to Get to the Shackleford Banks

Although the Shackleford Banks is only accessible by boat, reaching the Shackleford Banks is a fairly easy venture thanks to Island Express Ferry Service.

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NPS Ferries

Island Express Ferry Service is the only taxi service that is commisioned by the National Park Service to provide transportation to and from Shackleford Banks. Island Express Ferry Service has two locations to serve the public. iThe first location is on Front Street in Downtown Beaufort along the beautiful waterfront docks. The second location is at the Harkers Island Visitors Center on Harkers Island.

Island Express Ferry Service provides trips to and from the Shackleford Banks in 15-30 minute intervals, making it easy to catch a ride to the beach and back. The trip take 20 minutes at the very most, and is a scenic ride across the Back Sound to reach your destination. Rates vary, but are generally in the $15 per person range, (with reduced rates for kids), for round-trip transport.

Cruises and Tour Boats

In addition to the water taxis and ferries that provide access to and from the Shackleford Banks, there are also a number of cruises and tours which explore the region in-depth. Popular expeditions include horse tours and shelling cruises, which take visitors to the best vantage points to shell hunt or catch a glimpse of the famed banker ponies, both on and off the beach. Cruise departure times, availability, and costs can all vary, but visitors can expect to spend roughly 2 hours exploring the area and the outlying waters in search of wild horses, great shells, and / or an abundance of other wildlife.

Privately Owned Vessels

In the summertime, the waters that border the Shackleford Banks are teeming with privately owned skiffs and small vessels that anchor just offshore, and mariners can easily hop off the boat to enjoy a day of sunning on the sand. The Back Sound waters are shallow and calm, and are ideal for anchoring for an afternoon. Several boat launches are available throughout the Crystal Coast, (including a convenient one located in the heart of Beaufort along Lennoxville Rd which has 31 parking spaces), and reaching the island from the center of Beaufort is a 20 minute cruise at the very most.

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Kayaks

While it’s a bit of a trek to reach the Shackleford Banks, (expect a 2 mile paddle or a little less), experienced paddlers can make the journey from the heart of Beaufort to the outlying barrier island shoreline. Steer clear of the inlets whenever possible to avoid big tidal currents, and watch for maritime traffic of all sizes that can be found within the Back Sound, which is a portion of

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the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Things to do on the Shackleford Banks

Once you’ve arrived on the Shackleford Banks, there are a wealth of sunny beach activities in store.

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Shelling – the Shackleford Banks are perhaps best known as an exceptional shelling destination, as the undeveloped and pristine beaches are completely unhabituated, with lots of shoreline to go around. In addition, the island is relatively close to the Gulf Stream and Labrador Currents, and is often in the path of passing tropical systems, nor’easters, and other storms that skate past the coastline.

As a result, a wide variety of seashells can be found along the beaches, including whelks, Scotch bonnets, olive shells, augers, sand dollars, colorful scallops, and moon snails. Beachcombers will have the best luck close to the inlets, after a high or a low tide. A summer or seasonal storm can also produce some great finds after the storm has departed the area, and the waters have calmed.

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Fishing – Like shelling, fishing is a very popular pastime on the Shackleford Banks due to the island’s isolation as well as its sound and ocean bordering beaches. Depending on the specific time of year, surf fishermen can expect to target Spanish and king mackerels, croaker, cobia, pompano, spot, trout, sea mullet, and even the occasional shark. Red drum and puppy drum also make seasonal appearances, especially in the spring and fall months when they are making their migratory cruise along the shoreline.

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Surfing, kayaking, and other watersports – Because the Shackleford Banks borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Back Sound, visitors can enjoy a wealth of watersports throughout the coastline. The oceanside waves are generally gentle enough for beginner surfers, and are enticing throughout the summer months for swimmers, body boarders, and even skim-boarders. Meanwhile, the sound waters are perfect for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and additional watersports that are at their best when there are miles of clear and calm waters in all directions. Regardless of what sport you want to try, the sheer miles of saltwater will provide a perfect playground for discovering something new. Just use caution – there are no lifeguarded beaches on the isolated Shackleford Banks.

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Banker Pony and Wildlife Watching – The Shackleford Banks are famed as an island home to the Cape Lookout National Seashore’s “Banker Ponies” – feral horses whose ancestors are believed to be shipwrecked Spanish Mustangs from the late 1500s. In addition to the feral horses which freely roam the beaches, shrub thickets, and maritime forests, the Shackleford Banks is also home to an assortment of fascinating critters – including ghost crabs, gray foxes, otters, blue crabs, and more – that will allure wildlife lovers of all ages.

Birdwatching – The Shackleford Banks is the perfect destination to catch a variety of shorebirds, water birds, and even migrating birds in the spring and fall months, thanks to a collection of different habitats, and a completely undeveloped landscape. Look for pelicans, plovers, skimmers, terns, and sandpipers close to the ocean, as well as egrets, ibises, and other wading birds in the salty marsh areas found close to the soundside.

Tips and tricks for visiting the Shackleford Banks

  • Bring along all your gear – including water, snacks, and bags for trash. There are no public restrooms or any facilities along the Shackleford Banks, so come prepared to enjoy a desolate island shoreline at its truest definition.
  • If you want to make sure you visit the Shackleford Banks during an upcoming Crystal Coast vacation, reserve a ticket well in advance. Many ferry or water taxis that depart from Beaufort – like Island Ferry Service – allow passengers to book well ahead of time online, ensuring that you have a spot secured to visit the coastline.
  • For the best fishing and shelling conditions, aim for a fall trip. The Shackleford Banks are renowned for great shelling and fishing year-round, but the fall season brings in annual migratory runs of drum and other species, as well as a mess of shells that pile up after a big tropical system or hurricane. In addition, the beaches are generally less crowded, which means there’s more room to explore.
  • Feel free to admire the Banker Ponies, but keep your distance. Visitors should maintain a safe distance away from the feral Banker Ponies at all times, (50’ ft. or more), as these mammals are inherently feral and are not used to human interaction.
  • The Shackleford Banks are part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, and as such, all National Park Service rules apply. In short, visitors shouldn’t litter, should keep pets on a leash at all times, and respect the local wildlife. Beach driving is not allowed on the Shackleford Banks, but it is permitted on the other portions of the National Seashore – the North Core Banks and the South Core Banks.

The Shackleford Banks are a must-see destination for any visitor who wants an introspective look at a deserted barrier island landscape. Teeming with exceptional shelling, fishing, and an abundance of wildlife, a Shackleford Banks exploration is easily within reach for visitors in Beaufort, and throughout the Crystal Coast.

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FAQs

Can you swim on Shackleford Banks? ›

Swimming is prohibited within 50 feet of the passenger ferry dock in the lighthouse area. This closure is marked by buoys. The Beaufort Inlet beach on the western end of Shackleford Banks is closed to swimming due to the strong currents from the inlet. This closure is marked by signs on the beach.

Is Shackleford Banks part of Outer Banks? ›

Shackleford Banks Horses. The oldest documented population in North America isn't human, but a group of wild horses living in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina. Shackleford Banks is a small island off the coast of North Carolina. A herd of about 100 feral, or wild, horses lives on this island.

Which end of Shackleford Banks is better? ›

There are over 100 (although we saw around 20 total) on the east end. Both ends/sides of the island have beautiful beaches. The Atlantic-facing beaches have the best shells, which both ends/sides have. On the west end (which you access by ferry from Beaufort) the bayside beach is nice.

Who owns Shackleford island? ›

The island was eventually acquired by the National Park Service in the 1960s as part of the newly formed Cape Lookout National Seashore and has been a popular vacation destination – albeit an isolated one – ever since.

Can you drive on Shackleford Island? ›

All driving takes place on the open beach or on designated sand trails only. Driving is not allowed on Shackleford Banks.

What beach in North Carolina has the clearest water? ›

Set amongst North Carolina's exquisite Crystal Coast, Emerald Isle contains some of the state's clearest waters and whitest sand making for some seriously stunning sunsets. It's also near the famed “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” one of the country's largest wreck-diving sites.

How many horses are on Shackleford Banks? ›

Shackleford Banks, the southern-most barrier island in Cape Lookout National Seashore, is home to more than 100 wild horses. Venture out by boat or passenger ferry to enjoy the rare privilege of watching horses that live without the help of man. Appreciate the horses' tenacity and watch their social behaviors.

Why is it so difficult to visit the Cape Lookout lighthouse? ›

It's also well known as one of the most difficult to get to, simply because of its location along the Cape Lookout National Seashore, which is only accessible by personal watercraft or ferry.

What is Beaufort NC known for? ›

Welcome to America's Favorite Town

Today, Beaufort possesses an old-world, southern charm, steeped in maritime history and the adventure brought by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. With world-class fishing, North Carolina's Crystal Coast is famous for its local seafood. Beaufort is no exception.

Can you kayak to Sand Dollar island NC? ›

Appropriately named, SAND DOLLAR ISLAND is located between Carrot Island and Shackleford Island. What's more: you can only get there by boat! For a nominal fee, you can take a short ferry ride to get there. Or, for free, you can paddle over on a kayak (experienced yakers only, please).

How many miles long is Shackleford Banks? ›

Shackleford Banks is approximately nine miles long and averages less than a mile wide. It contains many habitats, unique to barrier islands, which support the horses.

Can you go inside Cape Lookout Lighthouse? ›

Reservations are not required to climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, however, visitors must first purchase a ticket at the Light Station Visitor Center, which is located at the base of the lighthouse.

How did Shackleford Banks get its name? ›

John Porter sold his 7000-acre holding to Enoch Ward and John Shackleford, and they in turn divided it in 1723, with Ward getting the Core Banks section and Shackleford the western part, which came to bear his name.

What is the least crowded beach in North Carolina? ›

The least crowded beach in North Carolina is either Ocracoke or Frisco Beach. These two beaches are typically uncrowded year round, so travelers can enjoy a quite, peaceful day at the beach without sacrificing quality or getting too far away from amenities.

What is the cheapest beach to visit in North Carolina? ›

Cape Hatteras, NC beach ranks among most affordable in US | Raleigh News & Observer.

Is there a ferry from Atlantic Beach to Cape Lookout? ›

The best way to get from Atlantic Beach to Cape Lookout Lighthouse without a car is to ferry which takes 57 min and costs $63 - $67.

Can you stay on Cape Lookout NC? ›

There are two ways to stay overnight on the islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Rustic cabins may be rented from mid-March through the end of November, while primitive camping is available year-round. Rustic cabin rentals are available on North Core Banks at Long Point and on South Core Banks at Great Island.

Can you drive to Cape Lookout Lighthouse? ›

Although Cape Lookout National Seashore allows vehicles to drive off-road, it is not an "off-road park." Driving is allowed as a means of transportation only and is restricted to the open oceanside beach seaward of the dunes and on marked trails. Speed limits are posted and enforced.

What beach in NC has blue water? ›

Shackleford Banks is home to turquoise water that rivals the Caribbean. Here's more on how you can enjoy the bluest water in North Carolina.

What is the safest beach town in North Carolina? ›

Wilmington, Carolina Beach named among safest towns in North Carolina.

What is the prettiest lake in North Carolina? ›

Of all the North Carolina lakes, Lake Lure is one of the most popular! This stunning lake, shockingly, is man-made. It's hard to believe as normally such stunning features out in nature aren't human-crafted. The water is tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Hickory Nut Gorge.

Do wild horses drink salt water? ›

They do not drink brackish or salt water. Fresh water is found under barrier islands in wide, deep lenses which fill surface pools, seeps and digs.

What do the horses on Shackleford Banks drink? ›

Part of the small stature could be possibly attributed to the relatively limited diet that is available along the Shackleford Banks. The horses obtain nourishment by munching on local coastal grasses, which includes smooth cordgrass in the marsh, salt meadow cordgrass, and sea oats in the dunes.

Can you see wild horses in Corolla without a tour? ›

Booked the tour during our stay in Kill Devil Kills on March 18, 2016. The tour was to start at 4PM. We drove an hour to Corolla, NC.

Can you sleep on beach in Outer Banks? ›

Which OBX Beaches Can You Camp On? Camping directly on the beaches of the OBX is not permitted, but there are many excellent campgrounds on the Outer Banks and in the surrounding coastal area. Most offer beach access or sound access.

Is Boondocking legal in NC? ›

Boondocking is legal across North Carolina at several designated areas within the Croatan, Nantahala, Pisgah, and Uwharrie National Forests. As long as you do not encamp near trailheads and follow all regulations related to fire safety (especially in summer), you're usually good to go.

How much does it cost to climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse? ›

Tickets. Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled. Climb tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can only be purchased from www.recreation.gov.

How much does it cost to ride the ferry at Cape Lookout? ›

Vehicle Ferry rate (roundtrip)

Passengers: $14.00-$16.00 per person; Vehicles: $75.00-$80.00 per standard size (18 1/2 ft and under) vehicle. Larger vehicles cost more. Vehicles are carried by concession operators.

What lighthouse has black diamonds? ›

The center of the black diamonds points in a north-south direction, while the center of the white diamonds points east-west.
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Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
Tower
Height163 feet
ShapeConical tower
Markingsblack, white
HeritageNational Register of Historic Places listed place, NRHP contributing property
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What time does the Ocracoke lighthouse come on? ›

Ocracoke Island
Mid-April- October 201:30pm - 3:30pm Monday-Thursday ORV permits must be purchased at www.recreation.gov.
October 22 - November 211:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
November 22 - December1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Rest of the year10:30 am-12:30 pm Monday- Thursday
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What is the best time to visit the Outer Banks? ›

The best time to visit the Outer Banks is between March and May or September and November, when lodging rates drop and crowds dissipate. Most mainland North Carolina residents and out-of-towners arrive during the summer months, when humidity is high and average temperatures consistently hit the upper 80s.

What is the oldest town in NC? ›

North Carolina's First Town. European settlement near the Pamlico River in the 1690s led to the creation of Bath, North Carolina's first town, in 1705.

Is Beaufort NC worth visiting? ›

Just a short jaunt over the bridge from Morehead City, Beaufort is a quaint little town worth a visit. The waterfront area has many shops and even more restaurants to enjoy some local fare. Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle over to an island inhabited by wild horses. Quite a sight to see!

Can you keep sand dollars in North Carolina? ›

Are Sand Dollars Illegal. In Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, it is illegal to keep live sand dollars. All sand dollars which are alive must be released back into the sea.

Can you find sand dollars in the Outer Banks? ›

Renee Wright's book “Explorer's Guides: North Carolina's Outer Banks and Crystal Coast” mentions Sand Dollar Island: “Sand dollars are also abundant, especially on the small sand bar called Sand Dollar Island that lies between Carrot Island and Shackleford Banks.”

Can you find sand dollars on Carolina beach? ›

On a good day on the North Carolina coastline, you might find many sand dollars ranging in size from one to approximately four inches in diameter. Sand dollars live on sandy or muddy flat areas of the ocean floor in shallow water near land.

Can you swim on Shackleford Banks? ›

Swimming is prohibited within 50 feet of the passenger ferry dock in the lighthouse area. This closure is marked by buoys. The Beaufort Inlet beach on the western end of Shackleford Banks is closed to swimming due to the strong currents from the inlet. This closure is marked by signs on the beach.

Are dogs allowed on Shackleford Banks? ›

Pets are allowed on the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, but pets must be kept under control on a 6' leash at all times. Pet size, breed, or training does not matter. The leash requirement is for all islands including Shackleford Banks.

Is camping allowed on Shackleford Banks? ›

Everything you need to know about Camping on Cape Lookout or Shackleford Banks can be found on the National Park Service website. Each passenger is allowed 2 free carry-ons, which can be a tote, backpack, small cooler, etc. There is a fee of $5.00 per item for any item over 2 or for oversized items.

Which end of Shackleford Banks is better? ›

There are over 100 (although we saw around 20 total) on the east end. Both ends/sides of the island have beautiful beaches. The Atlantic-facing beaches have the best shells, which both ends/sides have. On the west end (which you access by ferry from Beaufort) the bayside beach is nice.

How long is the Cape Lookout ferry ride? ›

On this gorgeous 15-20 minute ferry ride to Cape Lookout, you may catch a glimpse of the Shackleford Banks horses, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and more! Enjoy the majestic Cape Lookout lighthouse, surf fishing, wide beaches, and the beach shuttle to get you to the best shelling on the eastern seaboard!

Is the Cape Lookout Lighthouse Open 2022? ›

Cape Lookout National Seashore is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Operating hours for visitor centers and other services will vary throughout the year.
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All Park Hours.
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2022Open 24 hours
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What beach in North Carolina has the clearest water? ›

Set amongst North Carolina's exquisite Crystal Coast, Emerald Isle contains some of the state's clearest waters and whitest sand making for some seriously stunning sunsets. It's also near the famed “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” one of the country's largest wreck-diving sites.

Are there still wild horses on Ocracoke Island? ›

Several hundreds of years ago, a shipwreck just offshore left a herd of Spanish mustangs stranded on Ocracoke Island. Their descendants still thrive here today.

Can you swim in the sea with chickenpox? ›

Skin conditions where swimming is not advised

If you have impetigo, cellulitis, chickenpox or exanthemata, you should avoid going swimming until your skin has recovered.

Can you swim with blisters? ›

Whether you want to take a swim in fresh or salt water, remember that neither will protect other people from the virus. In fact, it's best to stay away from the beach entirely while you have blisters.

How many horses are on Shackleford Banks? ›

Shackleford Banks, the southern-most barrier island in Cape Lookout National Seashore, is home to more than 100 wild horses. Venture out by boat or passenger ferry to enjoy the rare privilege of watching horses that live without the help of man. Appreciate the horses' tenacity and watch their social behaviors.

Why is it called the Crystal Coast? ›

The Crystal Coast has a beautiful name to describe an equally beautiful place. The name reportedly came into being when the care tenet County Chamber of Commerce described the exceptionally clear waters as “crystal.”

What happens if you don't treat shingles? ›

If left untreated, some complications of shingles can be fatal. Pneumonia, encephalitis, stroke, and bacterial infections can cause your body to go into shock or sepsis.

When should you not go swimming? ›

If your child has diarrhea, is vomiting, has a fever, or is diagnosed with COVID-19 or another infectious illness, he or she should stay out of the water. Can babies or toddlers wear diapers in the water?

Can I swim if I have shingles? ›

Preventing the virus spreading

If you have the shingles rash, do not share towels or flannels, go swimming, or play contact sports. This will help prevent the virus being passed on to someone who has not had chickenpox. You should also avoid work or school if your rash is weeping (oozing fluid) and cannot be covered.

Does salt water heal wounds? ›

Results. The research shows that soaking 7% of table salt concentration can significantly accelerate the wound healing process compared to the control group, with a decrease in wound diameter on the 3rd day and completely heal on the 7th day.

Do waterproof bandages work swimming? ›

Waterproof plasters and bandages are essential items to have in your first aid kit if you love spending time in the water during the summer. Covering a wound that is still healing protects it while you swim or splash about in the water.

Can you go in the ocean with stitches? ›

Generally, after your stitches have been removed or have dissolved and your wound has fully healed, you should be able to swim in the sea or a swimming pool. Once a wound has healed, the risk of infection decreases.

Do wild horses drink salt water? ›

They do not drink brackish or salt water. Fresh water is found under barrier islands in wide, deep lenses which fill surface pools, seeps and digs.

What do the horses on Shackleford Banks drink? ›

Part of the small stature could be possibly attributed to the relatively limited diet that is available along the Shackleford Banks. The horses obtain nourishment by munching on local coastal grasses, which includes smooth cordgrass in the marsh, salt meadow cordgrass, and sea oats in the dunes.

Can you see wild horses in Corolla without a tour? ›

Booked the tour during our stay in Kill Devil Kills on March 18, 2016. The tour was to start at 4PM. We drove an hour to Corolla, NC.

What is the least crowded beach in North Carolina? ›

The least crowded beach in North Carolina is either Ocracoke or Frisco Beach. These two beaches are typically uncrowded year round, so travelers can enjoy a quite, peaceful day at the beach without sacrificing quality or getting too far away from amenities.

Why is it called Emerald Isle NC? ›

This consultant asked to be flown over the property to gain a perspective on how development might occur. With no development at the time and appearing from the air as a solid green gem in the middle of a sea of sparkling water, he looked down from the heavens and said, "This Place Shall be Known as Emerald Isle".

What is Emerald Isle known for? ›

Emerald Isle is a popular vacation spot for families and is also known for excellent fishing and a wealth of marine life. Its beaches are a favorite location for nesting sea turtles, which are protected by federal law.

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