Explore The Crystal Coast

When it comes to enjoying the Crystal Coast, the beach is just the beginning. You can enjoy plenty of nearby restaurants, attractions, and activities throughout the year. Here are some of the area’s most popular destinations. 

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N.C Aquarium

At the Pine Knolls NC Aquarium, you can get up close and personal with all sorts of sea and wildlife. Learn about the area’s famous loggerhead sea turtles, watch sharks and sea life, navigate an underwater shipwreck replica, and interact with stingrays. You will learn all about the NC ecosystem. Also, be on the lookout for special exhibits. 

Fort Macon

Fort Macon played an important role in the Civil War and North Carolina’s history. Today, you can still walk through the fort and learn about what life was like at the military post. Fort Macon Park also includes great views of the ocean and walking paths to explore.  

You can also visit the wild horses at the Rachel Carson Reserve, explore the Cape Lookout National Seashore and Lighthouse, learn something new at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, and enjoy the many shops along Front Street and the downtown area.  


If you are looking for outdoor activities, there is no shortage. You can go deep-sea fishing, rent a kayak, paddleboard, or jet ski to do some exploring, go hiking, biking, scuba diving, parasailing, kiteboarding, golfing, or horseback riding. You can really choose your own adventure and spend time getting to know the Crystal Coast.

There are also plenty of other entertainment options. Choose from escape rooms, miniature golf, ax throwing, laser tag, and plenty of other activities that will keep you busy away from the beach.

Please make sure and check out our friends over at Island Express Ferry Service in 2 Locations Beaufort NC and Harkers Island NC. You can see Wild Horses over on Shackleford Banks, experience Cape Lookout Lighthouse, take a Fireworks Cruise for July 4th while enjoying the sunset plus many other great adventures. You can even take a Safari and learn more about the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks plus collect some great shells on your adventure.


Whether you want a casual meal, fine dining, or a seafood feast with a waterfront view, the Crystal Coast delivers. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and great views of the ocean at the Front Street Grill. The City Kitchen is another great spot that offers American cuisine along with cocktails at an outdoor tiki bar. From coffee houses and delis to high-end seafood restaurants, you will find it all along the Crystal Coast.

Places To Eat

There are a wealth of area attractions, businesses and things to do while you’re enjoying your stay at Windjammer Inn. Choose an area below and you’ll find endless options!

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All rooms have microwave-refrigerators, cable TV, two telephones, irons and boards, hairdryers and a clock radio. We also provide free high speed WIFI.