If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle, NC, you may want to consider flying. There are several airports located near this popular destination.

Airport Options – Emerald Isle

The Beaufort-Morehead City Airport (also called the Michael J. Smith Field Airport)

Located 18 miles northeast from Emerald Isle, the airport is inside the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There are 3 runways and the airport primarily serves single-engine planes. Most flights are non-commercial. The airport does offer fueling services.

The Albert J. Ellis Airport

The Albert J. Ellis Airport, in Jacksonville, NC, is forty-five miles from Emerald Isle. Both Delta and American Airlines service this airport. Rental car carriers are available on site.  The HoneyBaked Cafe and Carolina’s Finest Lounge offer tasty treats and cool refreshments.

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

The Coastal Carolina Regional Airport is in New Bern, NC, just forty-eight miles from Emerald Isle. The airport offers flights with Delta and American Airlines. There is short-term and long-term parking and several major car rental carriers on site. The airport offers a deli, free WiFi, and there is an outdoor sculpture exhibit in partnership with East Carolina University.

The Wilmington International Airport

The Wilmington International Airport is the largest airport within 100 miles of Emerald Isle. Located 89 miles to the southwest, this airport has flights by Delta and American Airlines. The airport has a putting green and visitors enjoy the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame inside the airport. Car seat safety checks are available free of charge.

Flying to Emerald Isle, NC is a great way to get a jump-start on your vacation. Whether you have a small plane or are seeking a commercial flight, there are several airport options available to choose from. Simply pack your bags, purchase your ticket, and you’ll be on your way to rest and relaxation!