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Plan your Visit to The Big Rock

For beach, boats, and boutique shopping, Morehead City is your Crystal Coast destination. Visitors soon realize the Morehead City vibe is unique combination of things to do, see, taste, and learn. While strolling the boardwalk, pop in to one of the many local hotspots, like the historic Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant. Catch a few rays on one of the many beaches closeby. There is truly something for everyone on the Crystal Coast—the Big Rock gives you the perfect reason to finally explore it for yourself!

Ask yourself, what excites you about the Coast? Explore our options below to find out.

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On the Water

Whether you’ve always wanted to embark on an action-packed expedition for a trophy marlin worthy of the Big Rock, or you’re tempted to chase a tasty redfish amid the seagrass near the shore, Morehead City is packed with perfect opportunities to enjoy fishing. If you love the water but prefer to pleasure cruise, don’t hesitate to explore the 85+ miles of coastline up and down the Crystal Coast. Take a tour, charter a boat, enjoy the water.

Those who wish to register themselves or their boat for The Big Rock can get started here.

On Land

The Morehead City area offers considerable opportunities for fun beyond the water. If your idea of a pleasant vacation involves golfing, shopping, trips to the spa, or nightlife, we have what you need! In between blue marlin weigh-ins, take some time to explore art galleries in Beaufort, wine & bottle shops in Atlantic Beach and more!

After relaxing on one of the many nearby beaches, stop by the official Big Rock store at 710 Evans Street in Morehead City. Grab yourself an authentic 2018 Big Rock T-shirt and take a piece of Carteret County with you.

Be a Part of the 2018 Big Rock!

Whether you have the competitive spirit of a Big Rock winner, or you simply want to take in all that the beautiful North Carolina Coast has to offer, there is no better time to do it than in the summer. The 2018 Big Rock Tournament will take place June 8-16. Don’t wait any longer, start planning your visit today!

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