Flips Flops in Emerald Isle – It’s Not Our Shop!

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We Don’t Own the Flip Flops Shop in Emerald Isle

I’m amazed at the amount of emails and comments I receive here at the Crystal Coast Blog from people who think I own the Flip Flops store in Emerald Isle. Then again, it’s really easy to understand. People “Google” the search term “Flip Flops in Emerald Isle” and my Crystal Coast Blog appears on page one (1) of the search results. Naturally, when people read my wife’s favorable comments posted here at our blog about Flip Flops, they assume that my wife Pam and I are the owners. Here’s the thing, we do not own the shop.

Flip Flops Needs Their Own Website

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Categories: Crystal Coast Treasures, Emerald Isle Beach Talk

34th Annual Wooden Boat Show – Beaufort

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Sail Over to Beaufort

Held at the NC Maritime Museum, the 34th Annual Wooden Boat show offers a variety of small boats, boat rides and a wooden boat building competition, the 34th Annual Wooden Boat Show begins today, April 27th. This week long event is held in downtown Beaufort through May 3rd. This Crystal Coast town will be the “main harbor” for this weeks maritime activities.

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Categories: Crystal Coast Events, Crystal Coast Treasures, Fun Things To Do in Beaufort

Eclectic Odds & Ends for Your Emerald Isle Beach Home

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This isn’t Your Typical Beach Souvenir Shop!

If you’re looking for a funky selection of slightly eccentric “island-themed” home and fashion accessories, you owe it to yourself to stop by this neat little boutique on your way to Indian Beach from Emerald Isle. With an adjacent convenience store and gas station, Flip Flops is owned by Ms. Marcie G. Creech (FYI-Marcie is NOT associated with the Crystal Coast Blog). Marice has one of the finest collections on the island for home accessories including painted “beach-themed” furniture. Utilizing local Carteret County artist, including Shirley Pittman and works by Gwen Jordan, their pieces will spice up any room in your Crystal Coast home. One other NC artist that offers some really interesting work is Deborah Cavenaugh from Wilmington.

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Categories: Crystal Coast Fashion, Crystal Coast Treasures, Emerald Isle Beach Talk, Emerald Isle Fun Things

Go Fly a Kite… On the Crystal Coast!

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Every Season is Kite Flying Season

Here on the beaches of the Southern Outer Banks, it’s always the right season to come fly your kite. And if you’re in need of such a “flying machine”, there is no better place to purchase said “stringed aerial apparatus” than at Kites Unlimited (& BirdStuff, etc.) in Atlantic Beach. Located in the Atlantic Station Shopping Center just down from the Outer Banks Outfitters marine store, this is one shop that is a must on your list of Atlantic Beach shops to visit.

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Categories: Atlantic Beach Fun Things To Do, Crystal Coast Treasures

Salter Path Porch Buoys

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These Buoys Will Make You Happy!

No doubt, you have seen those brightly painted chains of buoys strung on numerous decks and porches onPorch Buoys by Sue in Salter Path the Crystal Coast. We stopped by the home of Sue Frost the other day and had to take a look at her incredible collection of colorful hand painted buoys. Sue and her husband are the creative geniuses behind Porch Buoys by Sue and their business is located across from the Crab Shack on Salter Path Road (Hiway 58) in Salter Path.

A Wide Assortment

Offering various lengths of buoys, these beautiful works of Crystal Coast art will brighten your deck, porch or any area of your home. For more information on Porch Buoys by Sue, give her a call at 252-247-6726 or email at sales@porchbuoys.com. Sue ask you allow 10 business days for delivery. Be sure to contact Sue with any questions or special orders.

Porch Buoys by Sue Pricing GuidePorch Buoys by Sue in Salter Path

1. 3 Buoys and two spacers $36.00

2. 5 Buoys and four spacers $62.00

3. 7 Buoys and six spacers $83.00

You must add $12.OO for shipping and handling.

Support of Local Crystal Coast Artist

We offer this information without compensation and trust you will support the local artist in the Carteret County area.

Until my next post,


Categories: Crystal Coast Treasures

Our NC Coastal Fishing Heritage

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North Carolina Coastal Fishing Pier Update

If you have read my recent post, you can tell I find it disturbing that parts of our coastal heritage are disappearing right in front of our eyes. One only has to look back at these special places that are no longer on the Crystal Coast for us to enjoy. No longer can you take your son or daughter to fish off Crystal Coast fishing piers like the Triple S Pier torn down in late March 2008 or the Iron Steamer Pier torn down in early 2005 to make room for ten single-family beach homes.

The Bogue Inlet Pier

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Treasures on the Crystal Coast

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Sights and Sounds of the Crystal Coast

A trip to the Crystal Coast beaches is a treasure in itself, soft sand between your toes, the sound of the waves against the shore and warm ocean breezes. With a little effort you can find treasures that often get overlooked.

Dolphins in the Atlantic
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