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Whether you seek something secluded, active or just plain unspoiled, there are a number of beaches waiting for you and your family at the Crystal…
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Beaufort (6.27 mile)
Traditionally-rigged sailing craft rally to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks.
Beaufort (6.24 mile)
7-11 pm. Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Wonderful food, open bar, live music, live auction and silent auction.
Each year during the museum’s August traditional skiff sailing event boaters race around the islands for the Shanghai Trophy. This race starts in front on the Watercraft Center at about 9 a.m.
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Harkers Island (0.39 mile)
Located in the beautiful Down East town of Harkers Island on the Crystal Cost, the Captain's Choice buffet is an island favorite!
Harkers Island (0.87 mile)
A casual lunch spot located in Harkers Island on the Crystal Coast.
Beaufort (5.15 mile)
Located in beautiful Beaufort, this laid-back but fun bar & grill. Chargrilled seafood and steaks. Nightly drink specials.
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Harkers Island (0.44 mile)
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Within sight of the Cape Lookout lighthouse, the Harkers Island Fishing Center offers accommodations as well as guided inshore and offshore fishing.
Harkers Island (1.45 mile)
Located in Harkers Island on NC’s Southern Outer Banks on the Crystal Coast.Cape Lookout Rentals offers 14 cottages on Harkers Island for weekly re...
Harkers Island (1.55 mile)
Located in historic Beaufort and Harkers Island, a great choice for finding your vacation home or long-term rental. Featuring homes in Historic Bea...
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