crystal coast, nc

9 Distinct Regions

With more than 85 miles of enticing coastline, North Carolina's Crystal Coast is an amazing place to vacation, visit, and live! 

Atlantic Beach 


Morehead City 

Pine Knoll Shores 

Indian Beach 

Salter Path 

Emerald Isle 

Western Crystal Coast

  • Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Stella,  Pelletier, Newport, and Swansboro

Down East & Shackleford Banks 

  • Down East refers to communities east of Beaufort that begin at the North River Bridge.  The portion of U.S. 70 that runs through Down East is designated as a NC Scenic Byway.