The stunning backdrop for the Sea Change retreat is Emerald Isle, one of the barrier islands that nose their way into the Atlantic on North Carolina’s famed Crystal Coast.
Autumn is magical here. The pristine beach stretches for miles, calm and uncrowded. You may have the entire beach to yourself on an early morning stroll. Unless you want some company, of course.
A sea breeze moderates the temperatures on the mainland – usually it’s about 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the fall and winter along the coastline.
The ocean is still warm even in late September so bring your swimsuit and wade into the gentle surf or simply soak in some Vitamin D compliments of the vibrant sun.
Merely walking along the water’s edge is wonderful. Witnessing a beach sunrise or watching dolphins frolic in the waves brings a sense of serenity not easily found, nor forgotten.
Yes, it’s true that autumn is hurricane season on the East coast but only rarely does Emerald Isle feel the brunt of the high winds and waves. In the unlikely event of a serious storm, we follow Coast Guard procedures for evacuation. But our retreat house is built solidly, exceeding even the highest standards for construction with extra heavy glass and decking. We’ll be safe. Always.
The busy, busy sea gulls and sandpipers are a constant source of entertainment, just as long as you don’t adopt their purposeful searches. Your job at the retreat is to let GO of all that busy-ness and enjoy yourself.
Every morning a new assortment of shells washes ashore, to the delight of ADDivas. Collect a sack full, including sand dollars and black-and-gold whelks.
Privacy for our hosts
Because we rent a private home for the retreat, we try to maintain the privacy of our generous hosts. To see detailed information about the house and to reserve a space, please email us directly.