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Location, Location, Location - one of the most well known rules of Carteret County real estate! If you are new to or unfamiliar with certain areas of The Crystal Coast, you will find the "Our Coast" section especially useful. Written by our real estate agents who live and work here, these overviews will provide you with some insight into the diversity of locations and lifestyles found here on North Carolina’s coast. We encourage you to come, visit and experience for yourself all that this unique coastline has to offer! While here, please feel free to contact us for more detailed information on the area that best suits your lifestyle!

Atlantic Beach, NC

Atlantic Beach, NC SunsetAtlantic Beach, NC has beautiful white beaches and is the most east-lying beach of "The Crystal Coast”. But the real difference between Atlantic Beach and many other beaches are the man-made canals and bays that provide boat access for Atlantic Beach homes. Charter boats and marinas along with two fishing piers create a fishing paradise.


Beaufort, NC WaterfrontBeaufort, NC is the crown jewel of the Crystal Coast. It was in 1709 that the town was established on the grounds of a former Indian village. It has a rich maritime heritage filled with pirates, Indians and English history. Located at the mouth of Beaufort Inlet, this town was a port of destination since the early 1700's.

Morehead City, NC

Morehead City, NC WaterfrontMorehead City, NC offers a wide range of activities and cultural attractions. Just about any time of the year you may find a spot on one of the many charter fishing boats. The Morehead City Marlins, hits the field from May until August.The first weekend in October ushers in the Morehead City Seafood Festival.

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Pine Knoll Shores, NC SoundsidePine Knoll Shores, NC Real Estate offers the best of both worlds. To the north you'll find shallow sound access perfect for crabbing, fishing or just cooling off. To the south are beautiful beaches, pristine waters for boating, sailing and fishing.Whether you are looking for a permanent place to live or a vacation rental, you will not find a better spot to enjoy all that nature has provided than here on The Crystal Coast.

Indian Beach, NC

Indian Beach, NC - Put Put Golf CourseIndian Beach, NC has the ocean on one side and sound shaded by flourishing maritime forest on the other. The public beach access offers showers and bathrooms along with picnic tables where you can enjoy your picnic lunch. The wooden walkway out to the beach leads over white sand dunes onto soft sandy beach and beautiful crystal clear waters.

Salter Path, NC

Salter Path, NC Sea OatsThe community of Salter Path, NC is believed to be named after Owen Salter or Riley Salter. Schools of mullets that ran close to the ocean shorelines were the primary source of food and income for many of the natives. These fishermen would quickly move from the sound to the ocean, beating a path in front of a Salter household, hence the name Salter Path.

Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle, NC Bogue Inlet Pier at SunsetPubic accesses allow day visitors and non-oceanfront properties access to the clean large beaches of Emerald Isle. Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier offers fishing access without a boat. All in all, Emerald Isle remains a “gem” of a place on The Crystal Coast.

Newport, NC

Newport, NC Public LibraryNewport, NC is a close-knit and vibrant small town with a strong focus on civic pride and family activities. Newport is a sought-after address in Carteret County real estate due to its affordability, outstanding schools, close proximity to the beaches of the Crystal Coast and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

Havelock, New Bern &
Cherry Point, NC

Havelock, New Bern & Cherry Point, NCWith endless recreational opportunities, deep history, and a thriving military presence, Havelock, NC, New Bern, NC and Cherry Point NC are premiere areas to call home. Whether it's rigging up your sailboat, visiting one of the many military museums and memorials or touring one of the oldest and quaintest towns in North Carolina, experience all the diversity these towns have to offer.

Down East, NC

Down East, NC FishermanBeauty abounds along the shorelines of the Down East, NC communities. Bettie, Otway, Straits, Harkers Island,  Gloucester, Marshallberg, Smyrna, Williston, Davis, Stacy, Sea Level, Atlantic and Cedar Island are the 13 communities that make up the area of Down East. With quick access to Cape Lookout National Seashore, the best and freshest seafood around and people and culture that simply can't be beat. Down East is the quintessential small town.

Harkers Island, NC

Harkers Island, NC Public BeachA fisherman and boater's paradise, Harkers Island, NC provides pristine waters, easy access to the Cape Lookout National Seashore, historic Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, and is home of the annual Decoy Festival. With water-oriented real estate, why not make Harkers Island your "island of refuge"?

Cape Carteret, NC

Cape Carteret, NC SoundsideLocated along the intracoastal waterway, this town boasts golf courses, restaurants, shopping and easy access to Emerald Isle. Cape Carteret, NC has some of the best schools in the state, making it a great place to raise families. Located between Jacksonville, NC and Morehead City, NC, Cape Carteret is a great place to call home.

Swansboro, NC & Jacksonville, NC

Swansboro & Jacksonville, NCEnjoy a stroll along the beautiful streets of Swansboro, with the banks White Oak River as the backdrop or perhaps a day's visit to one of the many military memorials or naval stores or shopping in one of the areas largest malls.


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