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Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is a community located on the southeast end of Bogue Banks. Bogue Inlet has often widened and narrowed, moving sand around the island/inlet system.

How do the beach sediments on Emerald Isle differ from beach sediments in other parts of Bogue Banks, such as Atlantic Beach, Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, and Fort Macon?

What are the conditions that allow the extensive salt marshes on the sound side?

These photographs were taken at:
34 40' 31 N, 76 57' 24 W

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Bogue Inlet Bogue Inlet Bogue Inlet beach




dune pier pier pier




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