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Crystal Coast Fast Facts

Carteret County is more commonly referred to as the Crystal Coast due to its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. In recent years it has taken on the moniker of the Southern Outer Banks or SOBX.

Size and Geography

Carteret County covers 506 square miles. There are over 90 miles of ocean front beaches, most of which are on uninhabited barrier islands.

“The Crystal Coast is blessed with warm, clear waters due to the Gulf Stream gently caressing the coast. The east and west orientation of the beaches...

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City, North Carolina is located within the region known as the Crystal Coast. This seacoast town is actually a peninsula surrounding by the Newport River and Bogue Sound. It is located right behind Beaufort Inlet, Bogue Banks and Atlantic Beach.

US Census data show that Morehead City has 9,203 residents occupying 4,192 households. The area of Morehead occupies 6.85 square miles. 60 percent of its residents are between the ages of 18 and 65.

49 percent of Morehead City residents own their own home. The median...

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