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Old 06-20-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Hi,
Does anyone have any recommendations for activities at Emerald Isle? Staying for just the day, so aside from the beach, any points of interest worth checking out?
TIA
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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Pine Knolls Shore Aquarium isn't too far away.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: charleston, sc
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The Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium recently went through a huge renovation, so it should be a nice trip if you have kids. Fort Macon (a Civil War fort) is about 30 minutes away at Atlantic Beach. There is also a waterslide in Emerald Isle if you have young kids.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Try my travel guide

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Hi,
Does anyone have any recommendations for activities at Emerald Isle? Staying for just the day, so aside from the beach, any points of interest worth checking out?
TIA
You might want to go for a walk on the Bogue Inlet Pier. There's also kayaking in Cedar Point.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Is Captain Charlie's in Swansboro still open? I've not been in that area in a decade.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Captain Charlie's is open

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Is Captain Charlie's in Swansboro still open? I've not been in that area in a decade.
Yes indeed Captain Charlie's is still open. They have a 10% discount on Sunday nights and I think they still do a prime rib special on Wednesday night.

I love their fried oysters.

I'm just heading out, I'll try to snap a picture for you.

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Old 06-21-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Findlay, OH
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Yes indeed Captain Charlie's is still open. They have a 10% discount on Sunday nights and I think they still do a prime rib special on Wednesday night.

I love their fried oysters.

I'm just heading out, I'll try to snap a picture for you.
Excellent! I was always a fan of their chowder. We don't take many family vacations, but managed to have stopped there at least once every single time we were. Thank you.
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile I enjoy their chowder also

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Excellent! I was always a fan of their chowder. We don't take many family vacations, but managed to have stopped there at least once every single time we were. Thank you.
I like all the onions in the chowder. It's a good place to catch a meal even on a day trip to Emerald Isle.

Here is a slide show of some of the waters around Swansboro and Emerald Isle. I took the pictures while fishing for Spanish Mackerel this week.

You might get in the mood for a visit. Move your mouse pointer over the picture for a caption.

Here's the picture of Captain Charlie's from tonight.

http://coastalnc.org/captaincharlies (broken link)
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Thank you everyone. What a beautiful town! The sun was in/out, but it was a nice day. The beach is beautiful! I didn't make it to the aquarium as it closed at 5pm. I definitely will make a trip back. Thanks again for all your suggestions.
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