Econo Lodge Crystal Coast
3410 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 247-2940
Fax: (252) 247-0746
Old Burying Grounds was established in 1709 and is surrounded by magnificent oak trees, giving it an ethereal look that is eerie yet fascinating. Owned by the Town of Beaufort, it is maintained and operated by the Beaufort Historical Association. Guided tours are available during summers. Interesting stories surround many graves such as of the little girl who was buried in a rum cask because she died on a ship while returning from England or Captain Otway Burns, a war hero whose tomb is covered with a cannon from his ship, the Snap Dragon. It is also the resting place of many Confederate and Union soldiers. Some of the crypts are marked with wood, shells and bricks.
The Salter Path is a renowned community that promises plenty of interesting activities to its visitors. Beach sports, restaurants serving excellent sea-food and luxury beach-side accommodations, makes the visit a worthwhile one.
The Emrald Isle welcomes people of all ages to visit the beautiful beach. Along with sun bathing, and surfing, the EmraldIsle has a lot to offer. The Isle also organizes several activities for people of all ages and has great place to visit to shop, eat, and enjoy their stay.
The lighthouse located at the Cape Lookout is approximately 163 feet (49 meters) high, and was fully functional by 1950. It is used to help sea vessels and boats spot the shore in the darkness of the night. It flashes light every 15 seconds and is so powerful that it can be visible from about 19 miles (30 kilometers) off shore. This landmark is a rare lighthouse considering the fact that it flashes and operates even in the day time.
Spread over a land area of 160,000 acres (64,749 hectares) Croatan National Forest is home to saltwater estuaries, pine forests, pocosins and bogs. Croatan National Forest in surrounded by the Bogue Sound and tidal rivers on its three sides and the forest area is marked by water. This water offers a range of wildlife and recreation activities. Wildlife spotted at Croatan National Forest include alligators, ospreys, wading brids, turkeys, black beers, deers and many more. Its saltwater marshes and blackwater creeks are popular among fishing and canoeing lovers. Prominent landmarks of Croatan National Forest include Neuse River, Long Point, Oyster Point, Great Lake, Cedar Point, Patsy Pond, Siddie Fields and Catfish Lake.