Discover both hidden gems and essential stops in this beautiful waterfront town with more than 300 years of coastal history and charm.
Good Day Sunshine: North Carolina’s Ebony Anglers
Five women from the Triangle area have cast their aspirations eastward, to the Crystal Coast, where they’re changing perceptions of what a competitive fishing team looks like.
Fresh Catch: A Foodie’s Guide to the Crystal Coast
Discover the must-order menu items at 16 delicious restaurants in Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island.
Becoming Blackbeard in Beaufort
How a jack-of-all-trades from Carteret County found his calling and shored up a Crystal Coast tradition.
A Guide to Downtown Morehead City
A local historian has made it his life’s work to learn as much as he can about his hometown — a hub for sport and commercial fishing.
Making a Splash: An Ode to the Shrimpburger
Drive-ins and restaurants around the Crystal Coast turn tiny shellfish into shrimpburgers that are big on flavor. The sandwich is unquestionably one of our most iconic. But is it a burger? One writer investigates.
NC Icons: The Crystal Coast Shrimpburger
Fried shrimp, tartar sauce, slaw, and ketchup on a steamed bun — the shrimpburger is an icon of North Carolina.
9 Spots for Delicious Bites After a State Park Adventure
Enjoy a day of hiking, walking, climbing, or kayaking, then sit down to some tasty brews and bites.
A Taste of the Sea at Boro Low Country Kitchen
This restaurant’s signature dish — complete with house seasoning and butter sauce — provides ultimate Low-Country comfort.