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Discover a place where white sandy beaches, historic seaports and pristine nature seamlessly combine. Where boaters and golfers, sunseekers and Civil War buffs all find happiness. Where everyday life becomes something truly spectacular. Discover the Crystal Coast. A collective name for North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks, the Crystal Coast spreads from Cedar Island in the east to Swansboro in the west and from the Bogue Banks in the south up north to New Bern. It includes the beautiful beach areas of Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle as well as the historic towns of Beaufort and Swansboro. This extraordinary coastal area boasts some of the best beaches on the East Coast but lacks the crowds and traffic which plague many coastal communities. And it is all set in one of the most historically important areas in North Carolina. From swashbuckling pirates to Civil War battles, this region has seen some interesting times. Tour important Civil War sites such as Fort Macon, which was bombarded by a Union land-sea operation, or the battlefield of the famous Battle of New Bern, in which Union forces took control of the important city. New Bern, the second oldest town in North Carolina, offers a wonderfully scenic historic Continued on page 14 >>>

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The NC Aquarium Look a dinosaur in the eye and hear it roar – the Aquarium provides the time machine! Step out to the Marsh Boardwalk during the summer of 2014 and let your imagination and Dinosaur Adventure take you back millions of years. The fierce Allosaurus, the long-necked Apatosaurus and other bygone beasts seemingly come to life as you approach. Watch out for the Dilophosaurus – sometimes it spits. And don’t let the Tyrannosaurus Rex out front scare you. It has gotten itself stuck. Climb aboard for a great photo op! Dinosaur Adventure is free with admission, and available in late May to early September only. Way-back Wednesdays also take a look into the prehistoric past. Programs, activities and displays weekly spotlight creatures that have changed little over the ages. Wayback Wednesdays, free with admission, run June 11 – Aug. 6. Look for other exhibits, displays and activities about the living links to ancient animals. Every day at the Aquarium, enjoy gallons of family fun and a variety of other programs free

at Pine Knoll Shores with admission – dive shows, animal feedings, animal encounters – even an environmental quiz game with cool prizes. Watch river otters frolic during otter programs four days a week. Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 brings programs and activities to spotlight the top predators of the seas. Winging It: Birds in Flight features North Carolina’s raptors and waterbirds in an educational presentation that also is packed with family fun. All the birds in the show have injuries or conditions that prevent them from being released into the wild. The program runs daily at 1 p.m. Tickets are $4 in addition to admission. Surfing, stand-up paddle-boarding, kayak excursions or other outdoor adventures are offered daily in the summer for additional fees. For hot or rainy days, extend your Aquarium visit with a variety of specialized behind-the-scenes tour. Check the website for the full schedule and be sure to sign up ahead of time. Advance registration is required for all fee-based programs. The activities schedules change and the dinosaurs go extinct in September,

but the fun keeps going. The Aquarium is open year-round. Check the website for information on special Aquarium holiday events such as Trick or Treat Under the Sea, Santa by the Sea and, for Valentine’s Day, the adults-only Seduction in the Seas. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, including holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Address: 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512; five miles west of Atlantic Beach Admission: $10.95 for ages 13-61; $9.95 for military and ages 62 and up; $8.95 for ages 3-12; no charge for ages 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society members. Web: www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores Phone: 252-247-4003

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welcome <<< Continued from page 12 district, fine dining, specialty shops and more all within the quaint downtown. Take in the historic sights, beautiful gardens and waterfront views on a Historic Trolley Tour. The historic town of Beaufort, incorporated in 1722, is in fact the third oldest town in North Carolina and features many Civil War as well as colonial highlights in its historic district. A tour of the waterfront town showcases its oak-lined streets, Victorian homes and quaint atmosphere and is one of the best ways to capture the essence of days gone by. Just three miles off the coast of Beaufort are remnants of one of the region’s most famous visitors, Blackbeard the pirate. At the bottom of the sea lies Blackbeard’s infamous ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. The sunken seacraft was discovered in 1996; since then, archeologists have recovered artifacts from the watery grave, and they are now on display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in downtown Beaufort. Deep diving is one of the most popular activities for visitors and locals due to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and plentitude of wrecks to explore. In fact, there are more than 2,000 vessels underwater. And with water as warm and clear as Caribbean seas, diving at the Crystal Coast is an experience like no other. There are hundreds of other ways to explore the multiple waterways surrounding the Crystal

Coast. With the longest fishing season on the Atlantic Coast, anglers can enjoy year-round success on the rod. Multiple species pass through these waters, all of which can be found grilled, steamed, blackened and fried at area restaurants. From gourmet plates to mom-and-pop delights, dining options are quite varied, but you’re guaranteed to find the freshest seafood and a friendly face wherever you go. If your vacation goal is solitude, getting away is easy to do on the Crystal Coast. Navigate your own kayak or canoe around the undisturbed shoreline of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Fifty-six miles of natural beaches surround the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and it is all undeveloped, quiet and beautiful. So whether you’re here to learn about times past, explore the serene beaches of our coast or just sit on a beach towel and let your worries melt away, we hope you have a wonderful time discovering the Crystal Coast. c

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things to do and see, rain or shine! Dates and events are subject to change. Please call ahead prior to making final arrangements. ONGOING EVENTS 2014

MAY (ANNUALLY) CONCERTS AT THE PARK Traditionally two Fridays a month in the summer. Free. 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Picnic basket (non-alcoholic) welcome. Meet at Fort Parade Ground. Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. 252-726-3775 MAY–SEPTEMBER: SPECIAL DAILY PROGRAM, NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM WINGING IT: BIRDS IN FLIGHT Winging It: Birds in Flight opens for the summer season in May with an allnew show. Native raptors and water birds soar overhead in Big Rock Theater in response to commands in this daily program. Tickets are $4 in addition to admission for ages 3 and up. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 252-247-4003. www.ncaquariums.com JUNE 13, JULY 11, AUG. 8, SEPT. 12, OCT. 10, NOV. 14 SECOND FRIDAY, FRIDAY FREE FLICKS 7 p.m. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252-354-6350 for movie title and location one week prior to showing. Town of Emerald Isle. www.emeraldisle-nc.org. JUNE 19, 26, JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, AUG. 7, 14, 21 EMERALD FEST 5:30–7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee. Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. 252-354-6350 APR. 25, AUG. 15, OCT. 17, DEC. 19 AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 2–7 p.m. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Please give! WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 11–AUG. 6 WAYBACK WEDNESDAYS Crafts, live animal programs, exhibits and activities turn attention to all types of turtles every week throughout the summer. Activities are free with admission or membership. North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 252-247-4003. www.ncaquariums.com OCT. 18–NOV. 29 12TH ANNUAL GORDIE MCADAMS SPECKLED TROUT SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT Free registration and excellent prizes! All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. 252-354-6350 JUNE 2014

MAY 28, 30, JUNE 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 MOREHEAD CITY HOME GAMES 252-269-9767 www.mhcmarlins.com 1 SOUTH LAWN CONCERT SERIES North Carolina Symphony. Gates open at 5 p.m.; Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. FREE. South Lawn. Tryon Palace. 252-514-4900. www.tryonpalace.org 6–14 BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT More than 100 competing vessels and crews vie for substantial cash prizes (over $1 million total). Morehead City Waterfront. 252-247-3575. www.thebigrocks.com 7 7TH ANNUAL KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS The event will be held at Garner Park, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, on Saturday, June 8. All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Visit www.kayakforthewarriors.org for more information and to register. 7 ARTS BY THE SEA FESTIVAL Storytelling, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food and more. Swansboro waterfront. 252-354-9500 11 TRYON’S TALES FOR TOTS “Working for the Governor!” 10–11 a.m. $6 per child, adults free. North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom. Tryon Palace. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org 27–28 BEAUFORT OLD HOMES & GARDENS TOUR This 54th annual walking tour of private historic homes, gardens, churches and meeting halls is the last full weekend in June. Private homes, Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, music concerts and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. 10am-5pm. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org

Aug. 12: Sea Turtle Celebration at the NC Aquarium 27-29 ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org JULY 2014

2, 3, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31 MOREHEAD CITY MARLINS HOME GAMES 252-269-9767 www.mhcmarlins.com 4 PARADE & COMMUNITY PICNIC An old-fashioned tradition continues in historic Beaufort on July 4 with a parade on the downtown waterfront that includes: kids, pets, wagons, flats and lemonade stands. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at the fire department and proceeds through downtown along the waterfront. 4 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS & CONCERTS The 4th of July is celebrated on the Crystal Coast with concerts and fireworks. Evening concerts invite picnics on the beach in Atlantic Beach and dancing on the waterfront in Morehead City. Fireworks at 9 p.m. in Atlantic City, Morehead City, and Emerald Isle. 252-726-8148 or 800-786-6862 4 ANNUAL JULY 4TH CELEBRATION Atlantic Beach. Band 8–11 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m. Please call 252-726-2121 for information. 4 THE GLORIOUS FOURTH Tryon Palace FREE ADMISSION. Interior tours require purchase of a ticket, gardens free, free family entertainment as well. 252-514-4900. www.tryonpalace.org 4 CARTERET COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS COALITION SUMMER SHOW Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org 9 TRYON’S TALES FOR TOTS “A Revolutionary Tale” 10–11 a.m. $6 per child; adults free. Tryon Palace. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org 12 BEAUFORT HISTORIC SITE SUMMER PARTY 7–11 p.m. $100. Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Wonderful food, live music, open bar, live auction and silent auction. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org 17–19 BARTA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Beaufort waterfront. 252-808-2286. www.bartabillfish.com 19–20 CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT Events will be performed throughout each day. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. 252-726-3775 JULY 27–AUG. 2 SHARK WEEK Seven days of toothy times reveal the mysterious and often misunderstood world of sharks. Enjoy shark programs, activities, crafts and displays throughout the week. Free with admission. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 252-247-4003 www.ncaquariums.com AUGUST 2014

2, 4 MOREHEAD CITY MARLINS HOME GAMES 252-269-9767 www.mhcmarlins.com 3 OWLS SAND CASTLE COMPETITION Sandcaste building teams of children and adults. Atlantis Lodge, Atlantic Beach. 252-240-1200 Continued on page 18 >>>

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Our scenic tour will take you to Shackleford Banks, the southernmost island of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. This island is home to more than 100 wild banker ponies. Our local captains will provide narrative about this historic island like you’ve never heard before. Passengers will also get the chance to observe the Rachel Carson Reserve, just across the inlet. This is a unique piece of land to the Crystal Coast. This pristine, untouched area is home to many different creatures and a real beauty to view with friends and family. Shackleford Banks is part of the Cape Lookout National Park.

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OLD FERRY SERVICE TOURS:

The true historic account of what happen to the original private ferry services to the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

CAPE LOOKOUT TOUR:

Join us on our most popular tour that we have offered for 15 years, where one of our knowledgeable captains will take you on an adventure to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse located on South Core Banks. Leaving from Beaufort, they will take you around the local islands giving interesting facts along the way about where you are and what you might see. Cruising down the shore of Shackleford Banks, you might catch a glimpse of the wild banker ponies that inhabit the island. Dolphins frequent these waterways, as do a variety of sea turtles, so keep a sharp eye on the lookout! Cape Lookout is part of the Cape Lookout National Park.

BEAUFORT WATERFRONT & HORSE CRUISE

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Daily departures starting at 8:00am, weather permitting. Departures every 30 min. You choose a pick up time.

Carrot Island • Bird Shoals • Sand Dollar Island The ferry will drop you off on any of these 3 islands which are all a part of the Rachel Carson Reserve. You can spend an hour or the entire day enjoying the 3 mile connected islands that are Carrot Island and Bird Shoal. Keep an eye out to see the wild horses.

CARROT ISLAND is any nature lover’s dream $10 FERRY realized with a great environment for bird watching enthusiasts or nature photographers. Enjoy the salt RIDES marshes where over 200 species of birds, 52 species of fish, 47 species of invertebrates and around 40 wild horses call home. Experience wild horses, hiking (flip-flops and bare feet not recommended), wildlife and two nature trails through the Cedar Maritime Forrest. Easiest way to see the Wild Mustangs. $10 adult, $5 children. BIRD SHOALS offers more for the beach combers and those looking for a quiet secret place to just “get away.” On the island, you will find around 2 1/2 miles of pristine beaches, and a great view of the Beaufort Inlet. This is also a great spot for finding sand dollars and smaller shells. There are shallow protected swimming areas, excellent for swimming and snorkeling opportunities. Bird Shoals connects to Carrot Island by a sandbar at low tide. $13 adult, $7 children. SAND DOLLAR ISLAND is only accessible at Low Tide. With its shallow tidal pools, that surround the sandbar, it offers the best hunting grounds for sand dollars. This sandbar is also great for a nice swimming environment, and excellent snorkeling. This island is great for the true adventurer. But remember, this trip is planned according to the tides! Available 1 hour before or after low tide for maximum time on the “island.” Must call for times and reservations. $15 adults, $8 children. WATERBUG HARBOUR TOURS

Take this fully narrated cruise and see the entire historic Beaufort waterfront, and the entire Rachel Carson Reserve while searching for the wild horses. As part of the Rachel Carson estuary, you will see the 3 mile island that is Carrot Island and Bird Shoal. You will see at low tide, the horses cross from one island to the next, moving on to pastures located on Bird Shoals. This estuary is home to over 200 species of birds, 52 species of fish, 47 species of invertebrates and more than 40 horses.

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<<< Continued from page 16 12 SEA TURTLE CELEBRATION Activities, programs, crafts and displays focus on sea turtles. The event includes a birthday salute to Nimbus, the Aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, who turns three in August. Free with admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 252-247-4003. www.ncaquariums.com 13 TRYON’S TALES FOR TOTS “You’re Never Too Young For History”. 10–11 a.m. $6 per child, adults free. North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom. Tryon Palace. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org 30 STANLY-SPAIGHT DUEL REENACTMENT 4 p.m. New Bern Academy Green—Watch the spectacle of the September 5, 1802 StanlySpaight duel unfold before your eyes, tour the New Bern Academy and enjoy a concert by the Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Morehead City Marlins Corp. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org SEPTEMBER 2014

6 VULTURE AWARENESS DAY This day of programs, activities and crafts is designed to help vultures out with their image problem. Meet the Aquarium’s own vultures and learn more about how these big birds help us all. Free with admission. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 252-247-4003. www.ncaquariums.com 12 TRYON’S TALES FOR TOTS “Back To School” 10–11 a.m. $6 per child, adults free. North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom. Tryon Palace. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org

13 38TH ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP 5–9 p.m. Join us for a Gap Stomp Celebration filled with music, grape stomping, wine tasting and vineyard tours. 800-774-9634. www.duplinwinery.com 16–18 ATLANTIC BEACH KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT The nation’s largest all-cash fishing tournament. Activities at Sea Water Marina and Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach. 912-729-7216 20 EMERALD ISLE’S 9TH ANNUAL DAY4KIDS 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bringing adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more! Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. Rain or Shine. 252-354-6350. www.emeraldisle-nc.org 20–21 CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT Events will be performed throughout each day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. 252-726-3775 20–27 7TH ANNUAL FLOUNDER SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT Free registration and excellent prizes! All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. 252-354-6350 27 FALL FAMILY DAY 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Tryon Palace. Admission Fee. Families of all ages can enjoy interactive crafts and activities. Activities are designed for school-aged children. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org

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calendar of events 23 COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FEAST 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm. A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org 29 EMERALD ISLE CHRISTMAS PARADE 3 p.m. 252-354-2916 DECEMBER 2014

5–7 CORE SOUND WATERFOWL WEEKEND AND CORE SOUND DECOY FESTIVAL Exhibitors and events showcase regional boat building, hunting and guide services, conservation organizations, and family activities at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Harkers Island, 252-728-1500. Festival features show and sale of decoys carved by members of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, loon calling contest, and other events at Harkers Island School. July 18: Emerald Isle Triathlon 12 SANTA BY THE SEA A personal visit with Santa and a take-home photo of the encounter are highlights of this OCTOBER 2014 magical holiday evening for children. Crafts, Sept. 12: Tryon’s Tales for Tots, 3–5 NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL cookie decorating, favorite stories, visits from Tryon Palace The state’s second largest festival, this annual event celebrates local Rudolph and more festivities make this a seafood with top-flight live entertainment on three stages, arts and crafts, memorable holiday highlight. See the webgames, rides, and educational exhibits on the Morehead City waterfront. To site for times and ticket price. 252-247-4003. www.ncaquariums.com include the Annual Boat Show and the Blessing of the Fleet. 252-726-NCSF. 13, 20 CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT & GRAND ILLUMINATION www.ncseafoodfestival.org Tryon Palace. Admission. 5–9 p.m. Each evening ends in a Grand illumination of 6 DR. BOGUS FREE SURF FISHING SEMINAR period-appropriate fireworks. 252-514-4900 www.tryonpalace.org Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned 13 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA experts. Free! 6 p.m. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community 10 a.m. Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story and enjoy breakfast Center. 252-354-6350 before his arrival. 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. Emerald Isle Parks and 8 TRYON’S TALES FOR TOTS Recreation. Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child or 5 canned goods per “Harvest” 10 –11 a.m. $6 per child;, adults free. North Carolina History Center, child. You must pre-register by Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. to attend. Reservations accepted Education Classroom. Tryon Palace. 252-639-3500. www.tryonpalace.org beginning Nov. 1. 252-354-6350 10–11 ANNUAL MULLET FESTIVAL 13 CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR Parade, food, live entertainment, street dance, arts and crafts, vendors and more. 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus Downtown Swansboro. 252-354-9500 with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the 17–18 HAVELOCK CHILI FESTIVAL public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. Admission fee. (State chili cook-off). Winner goes to national competition. Live entertainment, arts 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org c and crafts, food. Walter B. Jones Park (behind Havelock Police Dept.). 252-447-1101 18 EMERALD ISLE TRIATHLON 8 a.m. 750 meter Ocean Swim, 19.3K bike and a 5K run. 252-354-6350 18 FALL FUNDRAISING PARTY 6:30 p.m. Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org 24 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL 6–8 p.m. Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, liver toss, hanging donut eating contest, ID kits by the EI Police Dept., and more! Admission fee is one bag of candy per child. 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. 252-354-6350. www.emeraldisle-nc.org 25 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Duplin Dinner Theater Productions host an event of murderous proportions. Enjoy a meal, followed by an audience-infused theater performance. It would be a crime to miss this event! 800-774-9634. www.duplinwinery.com 29-30 TRICK OR TREAT UNDER THE SEA This Halloween party with an aquatic twist features indoor trick-or-treating and a chance for little characters, creatures and critters to show off their costumes free of traffic, bad weather and other parental concerns. Choose from two nights or come twice for double dose of the bewitching family fun. Special admission applies to ages 3 and up—see the website for times and ticket prices. 252-247-4003. www.ncaquariums.com NOVEMBER 2014

8 “MISTLETOE MAGIC” HOLIDAY GIFT & CRAFT SHOW Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. Great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Pottery, jewelry, purses, accessories; art of all kinds and food ideas for the holidays. Call 252-247-3883. 11 FREE ADMISSION DAY- VETERANS DAY The Aquarium offers free admission to everyone on Veterans Day. No military affiliation, past or present, is required. Visitors are encouraged to return the favor by contributing non-perishable items to an on-site food drive. Donations are not necessary for free admission. North Carolina Aquarium. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. All visitors admitted free in honor of Veterans Day. 252-247-4003 www.ncaquariums.com 22 JUMBLE SALE 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available. 252-728-5225. www.beauforthistoricsite.org 2014/2015 | Crystal Coast | 19

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familyfun From the beach to Blackbeard, putt-putt to parasailing, the Crystal Coast offers exciting activities for all ages For some kids, a plastic bucket, shovel and plot of sand are all they need for a day’s worth of entertainment. From swimming to sandcastle building, shell searching to just plain goofing around, family fun on the beach is what makes a vacation to the Crystal Coast so memorable. But beyond the beach, you’ll also find numerous activities to entertain the whole family, from the 5-year-old balls of energy to those hard-toplease teenagers. Spend a day at one of the many amusement parks in the area, which offer everything from bumper boats to go-kart racing, rock climbing walls to water slides. Many attractions stay open well after the sun sets, ensuring a full day’s worth of fun. Mini-golf is particularly popular, day and night. Challenge the family to 18 holes of putt-putt through waterfalls and windmills on one of the area’s lighted and extravagant courses. Even the kids will enjoy a history lesson at the Crystal Coast’s own captivating museums and historic areas. Visit the Beaufort Historic Site, and get a glimpse of what this coastal region was like dur-

ing the 18th and 19th centuries. Costumed guides tell fascinating stories about Beaufort’s past, including tales about the town’s most infamous visitor, the pirate Blackbeard. Afterward, catch a glimpse of some of Blackbeard’s treasures and personal belongings at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. A recent addition is the North Carolina History Education Center located in New Bern, with 60,000 square feet of interactive fun for all ages. Get up close and personal with nature at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, which showcases local wildlife from the land and sea and provides interesting facts about the region’s ecosystem. For a more hands-on experience with nature, hop on a ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore, and explore maritime forests and pristine beaches, or head to Shackleford Banks and look for wild ponies grazing on the beach or seeking shade under the trees. There are several nature cruises that take visitors to places inaccessible by foot, with knowledgeable guides pointing out plant life, birds and animals on shore.

Of course, there are dozens of ways to get out on the water and explore. Rent a speedboat or wave runner, and set your own course across turquoise waters. The wind and the ocean spray will be a welcome cool-off after a day spent sunning on the beach. Other ways to explore the wide open seas include sailing, sunset cruises, parasailing, dolphin-watching trips, fishing charters, kayak excursions and much more. From toddlers to teenagers, parents to grandparents, people of all ages flock to the Crystal Coast year after year to enjoy the beaches and wide variety of activities and attractions. With all these entertaining options plus miles and miles of beautiful beaches to explore, the Crystal Coast tops the list of any family seeking the ultimate beach vacation. c

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The quintessential beach community, Atlantic Beach, expertly balances low-key, residential areas and bustling beachfront entertainment. Part of the Crystal Coast, this area is rich in beauty, history and activities to satisfy all ages. As one of the oldest towns on the Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach sprouted up from a beach pavilion built in the late 1800s to provide oceanfront entertainment for tourists staying across the sound in Morehead City. Over a century ago, Bogue Banks became home to one of the first bathing pavilions in order to accommodate guests of the New Morehead City Hotel who were accustomed to bathing in the ocean. Word spread, patrons flocked to the area, and the Atlantic Beach resort was formed. By the 1920s, and after several business deals, a new Atlantic Beach opened in an area known as the “Circle” on Bogue Banks. This new area boasted two bathhouses—one for men and one for women—and quickly prospered with the addition of a bridge that connected Atlantic Beach to the mainland. During the Great Depression, the Atlantic Beach property encountered several setbacks but was eventually held by the Manufacturers Bank and Trust Co. of New York. With the prospect of a thriving resort area in mind, the Atlantic Beach and Bridge Company was created to rebuild the resort and operate the toll bridge. In 1930, the beach and resort reopened for business. A year later, Newman Willis moved to Atlantic Beach with his wife and became the first permanent resident as well as the town’s first mayor. In just a few more short years, the area was marked out for streets, and property lots were sold. More structures followed as well as the construction of the boardwalk along the oceanfront. Today, the pavilion no longer exists, but the site on which it stood is now part of the Atlantic Beach Circle, a reference point for locals and visitors alike. Souvenir shops, a small boardwalk, restaurants and more keep the Circle a popular social spot for both teenagers and families.

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atlantic beach a live band and fireworks. For those who want to explore the surrounding area, head over the Atlantic Beach Bridge to spend a day in Morehead City. The waterfront historic district bustles with a collection of marinas, promenades, rich history, restaurants, unique shops and more. Morehead City is also a town of gifted artists, so be sure to visit the art galleries. From Morehead City, you can also book a trip to see the Cape Lookout lighthouse, visit Sugarloaf Island or catch a glimpse of the wild horses on Shackleford Banks. No matter what vacation means to you—exploring a fortress, catching a wave or just relaxing—Atlantic Beach has something for everyone. For more information about Atlantic Beach, visit www. atlanticbeach-nc.com. For more information about Fort Macon State Park, call 252-726-3775. c

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Fort Macon State Park Witness history in action at the state’s second most visited park Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina’s third smallest yet second most visited state park, dates back to 1756 when Fort Dobbs, the first structure, was begun but never completed. While it may not be a target in modern times, North Carolina’s coastal region was highly vulnerable to attack in the 18th and 19th centuries. Blackbeard and other infamous pirates are said to have sailed through the Beaufort Inlet, and his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, is thought to have been discovered in the shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the park’s coast. Successive wars with Spain, France and Great Britain prompted North Carolina leaders to develop coastal defense points and begin the

construction of military forts. Located in Beaufort, Fort Dobbs was constructed to provide defense on the edge of the western frontier during the French and Indian War. However, its incompletion left the Topsail inlet undefended during the American Revolution. The harbor remained defenseless until the construction of Fort Hampton, a small brick masonry built on the tip of the Bogue Banks in 1809. It was used for more than a decade before it was washed into the inlet by a hurricane in 1825. Construction of Fort Macon began in 1826 and lasted eight years. The five-sided brick and stone fort was named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon who procured the funds to

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atlantic beach build the facility. It was designed by Brig. Gen. Simon Bernard and built by the US Army Corp of Engineers. Its rooms are enclosed by outer walls that are 4.5 feet thick. The total cost of the fort was $463,790. During the Civil War, North Carolina seized the fort from Union Troops but was later attacked and reclaimed it in 1862. The fort was a coaling station for navy ships for the duration of the war. From 1867 until 1876 the fort was used as a civil and military prison. It was garrisoned by state troops in 1898 for the Spanish-American War, and by 1903 the US Army had completely abandoned the Fort. In 1923, the fort and surrounding reservation was sold for $1 to the state of North Carolina to be used as a public park. The Civilian Conservation Corps restored the fort between 1934–35 and established recreational facilities. Fort Macon State Park opened in May 1936 as North Carolina’s first functioning state park. The fort was again occupied by the US Army from December 1941 until November 1944 to protect numerous nearby facilities. During the occupation, some unsuspecting soldiers mistook cannonballs for solid iron shot and rolled them into fireplaces and andirons. The exploding powderfilled balls, or “last shot of the Civil War,” killed two men and injured several others. The state park, located on 389 acres on the eastern end of the Bogue Banks, underwent a four-and-a-half year renovation in 2003. In addition to extensive preservation and stabilization work done during the course of the project, a new museum facility was built. It consists of 26 rooms (casemates) of exhibits dedicated to the 170-year history of the fort. Visitors can admire the fort’s powder magazines, counterfire rooms with cannon emplacements and the wide moat that could be flooded to protect the fort during a siege. The fort features several original and replica cannons. Explore the quarters to see how officers and soldiers lived. There is much more to the park than the new museum. The fort is surrounded by three bodies of water—the Bogue Sound, Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. The area is home to undisturbed natural beauty and offers activities such as swimming, fishing, picnicking, shelling, hiking and bird watching. Regularly scheduled education and interpretive programs about the fort take place from April 15 until Oct. 30. Join a walking tour or conduct your own with a guide available in the bookstore. Historic reenactments are often held on the fort’s inner court of parade ground. Fort Macon State Park is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.ncparks.gov. c —Derek Page

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You’ve likely heard stories of the famous pirate, Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard. You may even be familiar with legends about his ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, and how Blackbeard and his crew utilized the vessel for stealing precious treasure. What you may not realize is that during your visit to Beaufort, you can view actual artifacts taken from the ship, turning stories into truths and legends into reality. Blackbeard and his crew have come to life again, and you’ve come to the only place in the world that could make it happen. Before Blackbeard overtook the ship, its name was La Concorde, and it was used in slave trading expeditions. On its final voyage before being captured, La Concorde left Nantes, France on March 24, 1717. The 200-ton ship had 16

cannons and a crew of 75. The ship’s captain and officers took on 516 captive Africans and 20 pounds of gold dust before journeying eight weeks across the Atlantic. By the time they reached the New World, they had lost 61 slaves and 16 crewmen. Only 100 miles from Martinique, La Concorde met Blackbeard and his crew, traveling aboard two sailboats—one with 120 men and 12 cannons and the other with 30 men and eight cannons. With some of their crew reduced by fatalities and others ill from scurvy and dysentery, the French were powerless to resist, and so they surrendered the ship to Blackbeard. The pirate made La Concorde his flagship, adding cannons and renaming it Queen Anne’s Revenge. Blackbeard sailed the Caribbean, taking treasures and adding to his fleet. He took the ship to various places, including St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Nevis, Antigua, Puerto Rico, Samana Bay in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic), Turneffe Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba and the Bahamas. In May 1718, the pirates arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, where they blockaded the port for nearly a week. They seized several ships attempting to enter or leave the port and kept the crew and passengers of one ship as prisoners. The crew was held hostage until Blackbeard received his ransom, a chest of medicine.

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After leaving Charleston, Blackbeard’s fleet attempted to enter Old Topsail Inlet, now known as Beaufort Inlet. It was then that Blackbeard lost Queen Anne’s Revenge when it ran aground. It has been speculated that the pirate intentionally grounded his ship in order to break up the company, which had grown to more than 300 pirates. For more than 270 years, the ship was hidden by water and sand. In 1996, Intersal, Inc., discovered the shipwreck. Since then, more than 250,000 artifacts have been recovered from the ship. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort became the official repository for these artifacts and opened an interactive and permanent exhibit in 2011 so that the public may have the privilege of seeing these priceless artifacts up close. Among the first items to be collected from the site were a bronze bell dated 1705, a lead cannon apron, an English blunderbuss barrel and two cannonballs, all dating to the 18th century. Also recovered were gold dust, lead fragments, glass beads, iron weapons and the ship’s hull remnants. The latest recovery came in October 2013 when scientists from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources discovered five cannons from the ship. The team, working with the Coast Guard, brought the 2,000- and 3,000-pound cannons to the surface, making a total of 20 cannons to have been salvaged from the ship. Each of the guns once fired 6-pound cannonballs. All artifacts recovered undergo conservation at

through a lengthy process of cleaning, desalination, consolidation, drying and analysis before they’re publically displayed and interpreted. Aside from viewing these precious artifacts, visitors to the museum will learn how Blackbeard became a pirate and how North Carolina’s economy, geography and politics of the time created a “perfect storm” for piracy. Visitors can also view the weapons a pirate ship would likely carry and see how nautical archaeologists have mapped out the underwater site. There’s an opportunity to learn about the fascinating conservation methods necessary to put these fragile artifacts on display. The exhibit also answers important questions that have been brought up about through the years: Were the pirates and government in cahoots? How do we know this wreck is actually the Queen Anne’s Revenge? And finally, one common question that everyone wants to know: Where is the treasure? Find out all this and more at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, which has brought

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the legend of Blackbeard and his crew to life in an extraordinary exhibit that appeals to pirate fanatics, history enthusiasts and anyone who can appreciate a truly intriguing story. Information from this article was gleaned from www. qaronline.org and from the North Carolina Maritime Museum. To learn more about Queen Anne’s Revenge, visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort (www.ncmaritimemuseums.com). c —Angela Blue

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Emerald Isle Gem of the Crystal Coast Named after its beautifully lush maritime forests, Emerald Isle is a laid-back beach community comprised of unspoiled beaches, pristine forests, quaint beach cottages and loads of activities for the whole family. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the island was explored and used by English colonists and also by pirates, such as the infamous Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard. In 1893, a group of families came to the island and settled there, creating the town of Middletown. Still, it remained largely uninhabited until the 1950s, when cottages first began to dot the beaches. It was then that Henry K. Fort of Philadelphia bought what is now Emerald Isle and part of Cape Carteret as

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The beauty of the Cape Lookout lighthouse and its pristine surroundings is unparalleled. You’ll really appreciate the stability and comfort of this 45-foot catamaran as we briskly make the six mile ocean voyage to one of the premier anchorages in America. Our 6 hour cruise departs at 12 noon for the 1-1/2 hour sail to Cape Lookout where you’ll enjoy 3 hours at two different locations. Our first destination is the tip of Cape Lookout. We beach the boat and serve a delicious catered lunch from the Beaufort Grocery Co. Restaurant. When you taste their signature sandwiches, salads and desserts, you’ll see why locals and visitors alike have made Beaufort Grocery Co. a favorite. On board stairs offer easy access on and off the boat for unbelievable swimming, snorkeling(equipment included) and some of the best shelling on the east coast. Large clean restrooms and a freshwater deck shower are provided. Our second destination at the Cape Lookout lighthouse government dock allows time to visit the Keeper’s Quarters museum, the National Park store and the east beach of South Core Banks. While here you can get spectacular photos of the Lighthouse and on specific days you may climb the 160’ tower. Your bathing suit, camera and a beach towel are all you will need to enjoy a memorable day on the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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of—Edward Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard. He and his crew would come into the Pamlico Sound to visit and resupply, and the Beaufort harbor became their comfortable place for rest and rejuvenation. Most were appalled that these pirates were allowed to roam the land freely and were tolerated by government officials. According to popular belief, Blackbeard was a frequent visitor to Core Sound, perhaps residing at the Hammock House when in the neighborhood. Legend has it that he would anchor his ship in the creek, row to the house and tie up on the porch post. Other stories depict Blackbeard burying treasure in the Hammock House yard, although none has been found to this day. Artifacts from Blackbeard’s famous flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge (which ran aground on a sandbar near Beaufort) can be found at the NC Maritime Museum. In the 20th century, Beaufort continued to grow. There were spurts of building and great influxes of people moving to the area, followed by quiet lulls for the town. In the early 1900s, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church School was revitalized after a more than 30-year lapse in teaching. In 1906, the railroad came across the way from Morehead City and started making regular visits to Beaufort. In 1907, the railroad station on Broad Street was built, and a new, large brick courthouse was built on the square. Still standing today are the homes of Beaufort’s early sea captains, seafarers, and merchants. Beaufort boasts more than 150 homes in the Historic District (which is on the National Register of Historic Places) that are more than a century old and several private residences that are more than 200 years old. In many of these homes, you will see the influence of the West Indies architecture brought to Beaufort from generations of sea trade. The Beaufort Historical Association, celebrating its 54th Anniversary this year, owns and operates the Beaufort Historic Site, which depicts 18th and 19th century life in coastal Carolina. The twoacre site is located in the heart of the Beaufort’s National Registered Historic District and includes 11 buildings, nine of which are historic and six authentically restored, ranging from a 1778 primitive cottage to the apothecary shop and doctor’s office of 1859. The Site also houses the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, the oldest gallery in Carteret County located in the circa 1732 Rustell House, which showcases and sells juried artwork by more than 100 local and regional artists. Tours of the historic buildings as well as the Old Burying Grounds are offered on a daily basis, as well as a narrated tour of the town aboard a 1967 open-top doubledecker bus. Visit the Safrit Historical Center, which serves as the welcome center for Beaufort and surrounding areas and houses the Old Beaufort Continued on page 36 >>>

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<<< Continued from page 34 Shop, where visitors can purchase gifts, toys and handcrafted items created by local artists. The BHA’s biggest event, the 54th Old Homes and Garden Tour along with the Antique Show and Sale, is sure to impress visitors and locals alike, showcasing historic antebellum homes and beautifully manicured gardens, churches, artist’s studios and more. This not-to-be-missed walking tour takes place June 27–28, with the Antique Show and Sale running June 27–29 in the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. At the North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, visitors can watch the construction and restoration of wooden boats and ship models. Outstanding shell collections and a variety of field trips, lectures and programs for all ages round out the offerings of this excellent museum. Beaufort’s rich history is only surpassed by the sheer beauty of the coastline that surrounds the town. Walk along Beaufort’s waterfront and look across Taylor’s Creek to herds of wild horses grazing just as their ancestors did in colonial times. Ferry services along with kayak and standup paddleboard rentals are available to transport you to the wildlife refuges of the Rachel Carson Reserve including Horse Island, Middle Marsh, Bird Shoals and Carrot Island. Pristine beaches and beautiful waters await you there. Take a picnic and plan to search for the wild horses, collect seashells, swim or just relax in a gorgeous setting. When not exploring the outdoors or immersing yourself in Beaufort history, stop in to do some shopping at some of the town’s quaint shops and boutiques. Visitors can spend hours wandering the streets and popping into the eclectic stores. It’s always a great time for antiquing, and Beaufort’s shops are filled with vintage treasures. Sample some fudge for that sweet tooth craving, or roam the colorful aisles of a local bookstore to find that perfect read for the beach. After you’ve shopped up an appetite, grab a bite at one of the cafes, restaurants or specialty food stores that line the waterfront and historic streets. Enjoy the fresh catch at area seafood venues or take a seat at one of the local favorites and get a true feel for this bustling waterfront village. For more information, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org or www.crystalcoastnc.org. c

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morehead city Carolina’s history. The town was established by a group of investors who sought to take advantage of the deep channel of Beaufort Inlet and build a rail to Goldsboro. The town was laid out in city blocks, much of which still exists today. Since then, Morehead City has become known as the “Summer Capital by the Sea” (minus a few years during and following the Civil War when the town was occupied by Federal troops) and has been a popular vacation destination and fishing port. In fact, during the 1880s and 1890s, several fishermen moved their houses from Shackleford Banks to Morehead City between 10th and 15th Streets, becoming a crucial part of the fishing industry and economy of the town.

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textile to grace your home or office with beauty long after your visit has ended. Besides fishing, there are several other ways to explore the beautiful coastal areas in and around Morehead City. Go to the waterfront and book a day trip to Cape Lookout, a personal guided tour or a ferry to Sugarloaf Island for an eco-tour excursion. If luck’s with you, you may spot wild ponies galloping on Shackleford Banks and dolphins leaping just offshore. Learn more about the region’s past at The History Place, downtown’s beloved hands-on museum documenting the life, lore and rich heritage of the Morehead City community. Located at 1008 Arendell St., the museum is a unique collection of Carteret County artifacts. From Indian relics to genealogical information, it’s a history buff’s dream. Whether you come during the quiet winter, the colorful spring or the breezy, tropical summer, you’ll find Morehead City to be the perfect waterfront village for all seasons. For more information, visit www.downtownmoreheadcity.com c

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Perched along the shores of the White Oak River, Swansboro hints of a simpler time in North Carolina’s past. At more than 200 years old, the historic waterfront haven rests on rolling hills, looking over the scenic river. Built on the remains of an Algonquian Indian village, Swansboro traces its beginnings to the 1730s, when Jonathan and Grace Green moved south from Falmouth, Massachusetts and settled here. Swansborough, as it was originally known, was incorporated in 1783, making it the oldest town in Onslow County. Named after Samuel Swann, prominent in North Carolina’s pre-Revolutionary history as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, the town became an established seaport in 1786. Today, Swansboro is known as a quiet and unique waterfront town, with a vibrant arts community and many special events throughout the year. In fact, the oldest festival in North Carolina, the Mullet Festival, takes place here the second Saturday in October. Business showcases, oyster roasts, open houses, arts festivals and firework displays bring people from around the area to this small town year round. Opportunities for recreation abound, too. Vacationers are invited to use the local wildlife boat access ramp. Explore the White Oak River by canoe or kayak, or rent a boat for an exciting fishing charter. Cyclists will love the 25-mile Swansboro Bicentennial Bicycle Trail, which travels along the Croatan National Forest and Cedar Point Recreational Area. Venture by ferry or private boat to Hammock’s Beach State Park on Bear Island to experience Onslow County’s coastal shores in a rustic setting. Bear Island served as an Indian hideout in the Tuscarora Wars of 1711 and 1713.

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As the second oldest town in North Carolina (in 2010 the town celebrated its 300th anniversary!), New Bern has a classic Main Street feel, ripe with historic buildings and landmarks. Named after Berne, Switzerland, New Bern was founded by Swiss and German immigrants in 1710 and has been a critical part of North Carolina history ever since. In the latter half of the 18th century, New Bern was the first permanent seat of the colonial government of the state. Then, after the Revolutionary War, the former palace of British governor William Tryon became the original state capital building of the independent state until the 1790s when it was destroyed by a fire. More than 150 years later, a new palace was built, reconstructed from the original drawings and plans. A visit to the historic building and beautiful gardens or a trip to the newly built North Carolina History Education Center is a great way to start off a day exploring New Bern. Learn more about the town’s fascinating past on a walking, carriage or trolley tour through the historic downtown area. Successful merchants and sea captains built many beautiful homes in the town, and the downtown buildings have been preserved beautifully. Professional guides tell stories of the town’s long history and explain interesting architec-

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<<< Continued from page 44 MOREHEAD CITY As the unofficial capital of the Crystal Coast, Morehead City has the largest variety of shops in the region. Stroll through the inviting waterfront district to find gift shops, bookstores, art galleries and more. The historic downtown area has many similar shops, selling local handmade crafts, clothing and accessories and other unique items. Beyond the downtown and waterfront, the retail options in Morehead City are almost limitless—find nautical supplies, pet products, furniture, jewelry, wine shops, seafood markets and traditional grocery and convenience stores across the town, supplying any need (or desire!) that might arise during your Crystal Coast vacation.

BEAUFORT Strolling around Beaufort’s historic waterfront district is appealing in itself. But add to that a plethora of unique shops and galleries, all within walking distance, and you’ve got one special place. There are also numerous activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained while the serious shoppers get to business. So while the kids are exploring a museum or visiting historic homes, discover treasures and unique items in the many specialty shops that line the two main thoroughfares—Front Street and Turner Street. Find handmade dolls and china at the Beaufort Historic Site’s gift shop featuring regional cookbooks, works by local artists, fashion apparel, nautical accessories and much more. SWANSBORO Old-fashioned shops line the main street of the historic riverfront town of Swansboro. Enjoy lunch with a view of the White Oak River, and then browse through the quaint stores and galleries on Front Street and the adjacent blocks. Find plenty of antiques as well as 1950s-era treasures, reproductions and vintage apparel. Gift stores and art galleries feature a variety of locally made crafts, paintings, pottery and other collectibles. Small, scenic and easy to explore on foot, Swansboro is a great place to leisurely discover stores and chat with the storekeepers. You’ll find their friendliness and charm quite refreshing. c

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The art of food has been an important tradition in North Carolina’s kitchens for generations, stemming from family dinners centered on freshly-caught seafood and recently harvested veggies and evolving into culinary masterpieces which still feature local faire as the main attraction. Chefs understand that vacation is the one time of year that you can get away without having a care in the world. Because of this, they want to make food the last thing you worry about but the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Crystal Coast. From upscale seafood restaurants to local barbecue joints, there will be something on the menus to suit every budget and every palate. Juicy, red tomatoes, cool, crisp cucumbers and plump blueberries create a delicious rainbow of flavor when proudly displayed at a local farm market. If you’ve visited the Crystal Coast during the summer months, chances are you’ve passed by one of the many farm stands and possibly even stopped to snag some of the precious bounty provided by area farmers. Here you’ll see an abundance of fresh goodies, including vibrant yellow squash, zucchini, sweet corn, okra, butter beans, grapes, luscious watermelon and cantaloupe, peaches, an assortment of berries, herbs and so much more. Some markets even offer handmade crafts as well as art, baked goods and jams.

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coastal cuisine While the big season for farmers’ markets lies between the beginning of May and Labor Day, a few of the more well-known farmers’ markets are open all year-round and allow you to sample all sorts of local treats that burst onto the scene well after summertime. Some of the favorites here are sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squash, pumpkin, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale and wild mushrooms. Let’s not forget the main attraction that draws folks from all around to North Carolina’s shores: the fresh bounty of seafood. Fishing has been a part of Crystal Coast heritage for more than 400 years, from the whaling industry in the 18th century, to the mullet and oyster trade in the 19th century, to the thriving modern seafood industry of today. During various parts of the year, seafood markets will supply locally caught offerings of shrimp, clams, oysters, scallops, soft shell crabs and a rich assortment of fish including rockfish, sea bass, rainbow trout, tuna, mahi-mahi, snapper, bass, flounder, swordfish, tilapia and sturgeon, just to name a few. During your visit to the Crystal Coast you can stock up on local veggies, fresh fruits and seafood to enjoy at home, or you can prepare an extraordinary meal using these ingredients inside your beach home. Another fantastic option is to visit a restaurant that features these local gems on their menu and see what the culinary masters can whip up. Some of the most popular seafood dishes you’ll find on restaurant menus are shrimp burgers (fried

shrimp on a bun with coleslaw and sauce), clam chowder and anything made out of crab. Perhaps the most famous way to serve crabmeat is in the form of crab cakes. Every chef has their own recipe, and of course every chef claims that their recipe is “the best there is,” although few are willing to share the secret ingredient. Hard shell crabs are commonly found on restaurant menus served steamed and plated with small mallets to crack open the shells and pick out the sweet meat. From the first full moon in May until late summer, soft shell crabs are found in eateries prepared fried, broiled or sautéed. The fresh catch of the day is also served in an endless amount of ways—steamed, fried, blackened or “Calabash-style,” which means lightly breaded in seasoned cornmeal. Area chefs use their creative license to create delicious dishes you could never dream up on your own, combining seafood and fresh ingredients from local farms. However, the most famous dish in the Tar Heel state has to be Carolina barbecue. First, understand that the word “barbecue” and the word “grilling” are not synonymous, and in this neck of the woods, barbecue means pork; not chicken or beef. Carolina

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Homegrown, Brewed and Fermented Crystal Coast’s locally produced beer and wine industries are a perfect complement to the impeccable culinary scene Nothing goes with a pot of freshly steamed crabs like an ice cold beer or a chilled glass of wine, especially if the sips were crafted locally. Just as the culinary scene in North Carolina has taken visitors on a journey of spectacular eats, the local crafts of fermenting grapes and brewing beer are steadily rising to the top of the popularity scales, and they’re nowhere near stopping. The reason visitors and locals alike have such a passion for local beer and wines is because they want to experience everything about the Crystal Coast in its truest sense. Imported beverages can be found anywhere; it’s the ones made right nearby that leave folks longing for a taste and consistently craving more. Some of the best local brews can be found at Harrika’s Brew Haus, named one of the 2013 Top 100 Beer Bars in the USA by Draft Magazine. With more than 400 beer kegs, more than 750 bottled beers and a unique selection on tap daily, Harrika’s truly has a brew for all possible types of beer lovers. The brewery also offers 75 varieties of tea and freshly brewed coffee, as well as an eclectic assortment of gift items,

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including pottery, local honey, beer bread and retro prints. Guests enjoy tapping their feet to live music on Saturday nights, and you’re invited to settle down with your favorite brew and a cheese plate on the back patio to enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights of the unforgettable Crystal Coast. You’ll also find a rich selection of brews at Island Grille Restaurant & Bar in Atlantic Beach. Varieties come from different parts of the state including Winston Salem, Farmville and Kinston as well as specialty options that are difficult to find elsewhere. Beer lovers will be especially delighted to join Island Grille on the second Sunday of every month for a Beer Luncheon—four delectable courses paired with four craft brews. With such a boundless option of prestigious brews and a commitment to supporting local brewers it’s no wonder Island Grille is accustomed to serving top-notch guests such as Curtis Strange or legendary world class anglers. However, once you’ve visited the restaurant, you’ll understand that every guest is treated as VIP. At Riverside Steak & Seafood, patrons will be delighted to find a superb selection of USDA Choice Beef along with North Carolina seafood, and this can all be washed down with a nice cold brew from their varied selection. With 25 bottled selections and six beers on tap, there’s surely something for every ale enthusiast to love. How about a side of magnificent sunset with your icy beverage? McCurdy’s Restaurant & Deck is the only place in Atlantic Beach that boasts unmatched views of the setting sun where diners gather on the covered patio. Many seafood and pasta dishes found here are crafted from the freshest ingredients that North Carolina’s bounty has to offer, and these local treats are best accompanied by a chilled brew. With the largest beer selection on the island, you won’t have trouble choosing a stout, ale, porter or wheat that’s perfectly paired with your straight-from-thedocks seafood. Of course beer isn’t the only beverage that com-

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<<< Continued from page 55 TRANSPORTATION Regional Airports Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN).......................................252-638-8591 Albert Ellis Airport, Jacksonville (OAJ)................................910-324-1100 Public Transportation Carolina Trailways—New Bern Bus Terminal.........................................252-633-3100 Carteret County Community Transit.....252-240-1043 Car Rental Avis Rent A Car................................... 252-637-2130 Hertz Rental Car.................................. 252-637-3021 Enterprise Rent-A-Car.252-240-0218, 800-736-8222 TAXIS A-1 Yellow Cab.....................................252-504-3680

Atlantic Beach Taxi...............................252-240-3555 Carteret Cab.........................................252-247-4600 New Safeway Taxi Service....................252-636-9000

664 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro.........910-326-5959 1620 Old Cherry Point Rd., New Bern.252-638-6418 233 Middle St., New Bern....................252-638-6921

LIMOUSINE SERVICE Diamond Limousine Service................252-240-1680 Holloway Limousine.............................252-772-5478 Twilight Limousine Company...............877-633-0027

PLACES OF WORSHIP OneHarborChurch.com.......................252-422-2899 702 Arendell Street, Morehead City Sundays 9 and 11 AM

FERRIES Cedar Island—Ocracoke Ferry......... 800-BY-FERRY Hammocks Beach State Park Ferry.....910-326-4881 NC DOT—Ferries............................... 800-BY-FERRY

PUBLIC LIBRARIES Bogue Banks Library 320 Salter Path Rd., Pine Knoll Shores.................................252-247-4660 Carteret County Library 1702 Live Oak St., Beaufort.................252-728-2050 Craven Pamlico Carteret Regional Library 400 Johnson St., New Bern.................252-638-7800 Western Carteret Public Library 230 Taylor Notion Rd., Cape Carteret..252-393-6500

HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE CENTERS Carteret General Hospital 3500 Arendell St., Morehead City........252-808-6000 Carolina Quick Care 3722 Bridge St., Morehead City...........252-808-6641 POST OFFICES 3500 Bridges St., Morehead City.........252-726-0920 1516 W. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach......................................252-726-5630 1903 Live Oak St., Beaufort.................252-728-1812 823 Island Rd., Harkers Island.............252-728-2924 142 Eastview Dr., Emerald Isle............ 252-354-6677

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POPULATION Morehead City................................................... 9,042 Beaufort............................................................. 4,095 Emerald Isle...................................................... 3,669 Atlantic Beach................................................... 1,493 Swansboro........................................................ 2,695 Cape Carteret.................................................... 1,440 Harkers Island................................................... 1,525 ALCOHOL POLICY Most restaurants in Carteret County have ABC permits and are allowed to serve mixed drinks, as well as beer and wine. The exception is Down East and Newport, where only beer and wine are allowed. North Carolina law prohibits the sale of alcohol after 2 a.m. on Monday through Saturday, and from 2 a.m. until noon on Sundays. ABC stores are closed on Sundays. SMOKING LAWS There is no smoking in bars or restaurants. TAXES Sales tax—6.75%

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Atlantic Beach Realty.............................................. 25 Carolina Quick Care................................................. 56 Emerald Isle Realty.................................... coupon 30 Holiday Inn Express & Suites................................... 55 Island Essentials........................................ coupon 57 Nancy’s Nannies..................................................... 56 New Bern CVB........................................................ 42

Here are several tips for staying healthy and beautiful during your stay in Crystal Coast: • Get a spray tan at a local spa or try one of the many self-tanning lotions on the market. However you fake it, the all-over bronzed look may keep you from spending too many hours in the sun trying to get darker. • Use a waterproof sun block with an SPF of at least 30. (Dermatologists recommend the daily use of sunscreen to prevent skin damage, early aging and skin cancer.) • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside. Pay special attention to the nose, ears, shoulders, tops of the feet and collarbone. • Reapply sunscreen often—at least every two hours. And remember to reapply after swimming or excessive sweating. • Try to get some shade sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is when UV rays are the strongest and can cause the most damage. Sit under an umbrella or go inside to grab some lunch to give your skin a break. • Don’t forget about your lips! They are very prone to burning, so apply lip balm with SPF often throughout the day. • Those with thin or thinning hair should pay serious attention to their scalp and tops of their heads. Either wear a hat or apply sunscreen to the scalp. • Longer locks can also be protected from the sun and salty water by applying conditioner before swimming, using a protective hair spray and by wearing a hat. • Wear UV protective sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and keep yourself from squinting, which causes deeper wrinkles if done excessively. • If you’re spending the day at the pool, always rinse off after swimming. Chlorine dries out the skin and can cause nightmares for the hair. • Take extra caution when you are on the beach. Sand and water reflect the sun’s rays, increasing your chances of sunburn. • After a long day in the sun, apply moisturizer with aloe. This will help soothe and hydrate the skin. c

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Summon your inner Jack Nicklaus, and tee off at one of the many first-rate courses around the Crystal Coast. With more than 500 golf courses across the state, North Carolina is a popular destination for die-hard golfers. And the Crystal Coast, with its temperate climate, seaside terrain, and scenic nature, is definitely a large part of the appeal. From coastal marshes and sand dunes to farmland and forests, the Crystal Coast’s varying terrain creates a wonderful canvas for any golf architect. Famous course designers have all lent their talents molding this seaside landscape into stunning fairways and greens, creating championship courses and many memorable holes.

With more than 500 courses around the state, North Carolina is a popular destination for die-hard golfers.

Courses here on the Crystal Coast blend seamlessly with nature, many with water views of the ocean, inlets or sounds, some looking right over the Intracoastal Waterway. Inland courses are set amid towering pines, pristine forests and coastal

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marshes. Don’t be surprised if you are joined by herons, deer and other wildlife even just a few miles away from the bustling beaches. The natural beauty of this area shines through at all area courses, providing a serene environment for total relaxation. But don’t get too relaxed. There are definitely some challenging holes throughout the Crystal Coast—challenging enough that golfers keep coming back again and again to lower their handicap. Of course, most courses were designed with both the professional and beginner in mind, so even a first-time golfer can enjoy a day out on the links at nearly all of the nearby courses. Most golf courses also offer lessons

for every level of golfer. Whether you need to tweak your swing or get a full introduction to the game, onsite pros are there to help. Club rentals are also available. Top quality service and club houses are standard at area courses, so if you can’t get your game up to par—or under par, we should say—stop in at the clubhouse for a tasty beer and meal. Then explore the pro shop and find top-ofthe-line clubs, clothing, shoes and everything you need to live the golfing lifestyle. With sub-tropical weather, golfers are lured here year round. But perhaps the best time to hit the links is the spring and fall, when the temperatures cool and the beach crowds return home.

So try one, try all—Crystal Coast golf is an experience all visitors should enjoy. Keep in mind that most courses require scheduled tee-times, so it is best to call ahead. c

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at a glance Golfin Dolphin............................................ coupon 10 Lost Treasure Golf....................................... coupon 15 North River Club........................................ coupon 58 Star Hill Golf Club...................................... coupon 59

Your Guide to the Best Golf in the Crystal Coast These are our recommended courses of the area

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Senior

Ladies

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North River Club 72

7200 6500 5900 5400

Bent

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Yes $45-$60

Star Hill Golf Club

6850 6175 5900 5200

Bent

Yes

Yes $39-$69

300 Links Drive Beaufort, NC 252-728-5525 72

202 Clubhouse Dr. Cape Carteret, NC 252-393-8111

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Carolina Traditions is a locally built wooden boat that offers a comfortable and spacious ride. Come aboard and enjoy a safe, fun, stress free experience. Let our licensed, experienced captain take you out to fish with the locals. A friendly first mate will assist you with your trip and clean your catch to take home. Trips are customized to your needs. All fishing tackle, bait and license included. Restrooms, ice and water on board. All ages welcome.

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The Crystal Coast is home to some of North Carolina’s most exciting and diverse saltwater fishing opportunities. If you’re feeling the call of the ocean, then head out off the beach for worldclass fishing for cobia, mackerel, mahi, tuna, billfish, grouper and more. If inshore fishing is your pursuit, you can stay in the calm waters of the sound and estuary rivers and chase down flounder, redfish, trout, sheepshead, spots and bluefish for light-tackle action that is second to none in the Carolinas. Add to it the fact that many of these fish can be caught here year-round in a beautiful, unspoiled environment, and it is easy to see why the Crystal Coast is a premier saltwater fishing destination. There are several top notch marinas and tackle shops in our area, and they are great places to find friendly people willing to provide some local information on what’s biting and the best baits and techniques to use. Be sure to grab your recreational fishing license while you’re there too. You will need one to do any saltwater fishing except on most piers and charter boats, who usually provide a blanket license. Oceanside piers rent out rods and reels, and they will always have bait, tackle and an up-to-date fishing report. If you have your own equipment, then surf fishing from the beach is a great option, and there is never a cover charge. You can also take a ferry to one of the State Park islands such as Hammocks Beach for some truly unspoiled surf fishing. For a great experience with friends or family, try camping out under the full moon in September and October and night fishing for big redfish in the surf. During the spring, summer and fall, surf-casters are hooking up with red drum, black drum, spots, bluefish, whiting, spanish mackerel, speckled trout, grey trout and flounder. A standard bottom rig with cut bait or shrimp will always get bites, but digging up some of the sand-fleas scurrying along the beach or catching some small baitfish with a cast-net to use for live bait can give anglers the upper hand. For those who have their sea-legs ready, there are several ways to get out on the water at the Crystal Coast. If you want in on the action but don’t have your own boat, there are many local fishing guides and charter boats that put clients on fish year-round both inshore and offshore. Depending on the time of year, the charter option can put you and your family or friends on redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and sheepshead inshore or mackerel, cobia, mahi, tuna, wahoo, grouper and bottom fish offshore. There are also options for more extreme fishing like bow-fishing, flounder-gigging and spearfishing. Even anglers with their own boat can always benefit from the tips and tactics learned by taking a charter and applying them to their personal fishing trips. Our area has several free public boat ramps, and most all of them are in excellent shape. Photos provided by Captain Rob Koraly of Sandbar Safari Fishing Charters

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fishing The fishing season typically begins in the spring as red drum, speckled trout and flounder begin to ease their way out of the rivers and estuaries toward the sound. At the same time sea mullet, grey trout, flounder, redfish, black drum and bluefish are moving into the inshore waters from the ocean. Further into the Atlantic, big yellow-fin tuna and wahoo can be found by trolling in the Gulf Stream, while bottom fishing for grouper, snapper, black sea bass and triggerfish heats up as well. During the summer, the Crystal Coast is a fisherman’s dream. Flounder, red drum, black drum, speckled trout and sheepshead can all be caught inshore in the sounds, inlets and waterways. Offshore fishing heats up as bluefish, spanish and king mackerels, cobia, amberjack, barracuda, mahi, wahoo, grouper, bottomfish and billfish are all eager to give you a great fight. As the fall approaches, most of these fish stay in the area and just get bigger and more aggressive. This is also when the famous Crystal Coast spot run kicks into gear. Spots are great for kids and first-time fishermen, but many 50-year captains love to go spot fishing. The spots make their run down the beach and through the main waterways, so they are easy to find, and they will eat just about any piece of bait you offer up, especially shrimp and bloodworms. Spots fry up great, making a delicious treat that catches easy. Even during the winter our area offers good fishing opportunities for redfish and trout inshore and wahoo and bottomfish in the ocean. No matter what time of year it is, the Crystal Coast is an absolute paradise for recreational fishing and offers anglers of any age or experience a chance to catch big fish! With so many different species to catch and a year-round fishery inside and out, you can believe that the Crystal Coast is ready…it’s just waiting for you to get out and go fishing! c —Captain Rob Koraly, Sandbar Safari Fishing Charters

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Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more—the Crystal Coast is overflowing with unforgettable water activities Take advantage of the Crystal Coast’s miles and miles of shoreline with many different ways to enjoy the water, whether you swim, surf or glide. Cool off in the water after a hot day in the sun, reel in some dinner for the family, or just spend time being lulled by the soothing sound of the waves. There are plenty of activities for you and your family to enjoy! On those balmy summer days when you just can’t seem to cool off, there’s nothing like running full speed across the beach and jumping in the ocean, letting the cool waves splash around you. Or perhaps you’d rather take a dip in more tranquil waters of one of the nearby inlets. Swimming, surfing and wave riding make for an afternoon of fun that the whole family can enjoy together. Want to see what’s happening under the surface? The Crystal Coast is one of two spots in North America where the warm waters of the Gulf Stream head toward the coastline, making for perfect diving conditions. Clear water, exciting shipwrecks, colorful fish and frequent large animal encounters are just a few of the reasons that Morehead City is number one among North American diving destinations and among the top five dive spots in the world, according to the readers of Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine. Diving is a great way to see the Crystal Coast from a whole new perspective. For those who want to see the sights without getting wet, consider renting a single or tandem kayak and spending the day on the inland waters paddling to your heart’s content. Explore the quiet marshes and estuaries while gazing across a natural habitat filled with coastal birds and marine life. You may even encounter a bottlenose dolphin on your journey. Pack a picnic lunch, and once you get hungry, stop at a peaceful island to revitalize your energy and bask in your surroundings.

While you’re there, be on the lookout for shark teeth, some of which are millions of years old. Once you find one, you can treasure it forever. One of the newest sports to hit the coast is stand up paddleboarding (otherwise known as SUP). Paddlers stand on a long board, similar to a surfboard, and use a paddle to swiftly glide across the water. It’s an intense workout and takes a bit of upper body endurance, but once you get the hang of it, it’s well worth the effort and completely manageable for beginners. The best way to enjoy SUP is in a group, so bring your friends along and follow your trusty guide to encounter waters unknown. Looking to pick up the speed a little? Try your hand at zipping across the waves on a personal watercraft, available at many rental spots along Crystal Coast. You may choose between a stand-up or sit-down model, and you can either ride with a small group of two to three people or by yourself. These personal watercrafts can be rented for a few hours or even for the full day. Don’t feel like working to get from A to B? No problem! Hop on one of the many tour boats or ferries heading to the Cape Lookout National Seashore or other beautiful locales. These tours often provide an up-close look at the many species of marine life found off the coast, including dolphins and the famous wild ponies of Shackleford Banks. Don’t forget to bring your camera along to get some excellent shots. Perhaps rather than being on a boat, you’d enjoy riding above one. The enticing sport of parasailing makes this idea possible! Imagine combining the sports of boating and parachuting and you’ll end up soaring through the air below a pillowy sail while being pulled by a boat. The sights you’ll see combined by the rush of excitement is simply incomparable.

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on the water Of course there are many fishing enthusiasts who visit the coast in hopes of reeling in the big one, and there are special charter boats, boat rentals or “head” boats made just for them. Fish from the deep water on a boat, from the shore, on the piers, or you may even try your hand at surf-casting. From the surf to the inland waters to the Gulf Stream, “variety” is once again the appropriate word. Whether you catch dinner or just want to enjoy the peace and quiet, the waters of the Crystal Coast make for the perfect setting. With so many activities and miles of coast, the Crystal Coast offers an endless list of possibilities. c

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