The Crystal Coast— North Carolina

Seashells by the Seaside, Emerald Isle, NC (all photography by Alison Klakowicz)

Emerald Isle, North Carolina-

There is a reason it’s coined The Crystal Coast. The crystalline, salt-tide speaks for itself.

Sunlight dances upon Atlantic waves and shimmies off a beach covered in more shells you could gather in a lifetime.

Peaceful morning paddles on a calm, low tide is the stuff of poetry.

Priceless memories are made in magical tidal pools with dear friends and family.

Night walks by lantern light accompanied by the lullaby of crashing waves.

Timeouts from day to day stressors allow for silly, joyful play upon the sand.

Sunset beach walks with an ocean breeze so delightful you can’t help but get lost in time.

Slowing your pace— your mind— to take it all in.

Pretending you’re a great pirate 🏴‍☠️ come ashore from faraway lands seeking treasure.

Allowing yourself to simply be a kid again.

Finding beauty in all of the little gifts that come upon the shoreline.

These are the elements that embody this bewitching place called The Crystal Coast.

Interested in learning more? Look 👀 here:

https://www.visitnc.com/crystal-coast

https://www.crystalcoast.com/

https://www.crystalcoastnc.org/resources/press/press-kit/attractions/

-Alison Paul Klakowicz

http://www.alisonpaulklakowicz.com

Podcast: anchor.fm/jalisonpaulyahoocom

Instagram @alisonklak

Twitter @KlakowiczAlison

Alison Paul Klakowicz is an Eastern North Carolina native, children’s book author, blogger, podcaster and creative writer. She is a military spouse who resides in Fayetteville, NC with her husband, Adam, and son, Mak.

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