With three days of perfect weather, it was a huge beach weekend on the Crystal Coast.
Thousands filled beaches up and down the coast as three straight days of sunshine kept more people flocking to the region.
The owner of Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier says he saw record crowds of 400 to 500 people at the pier both Saturday and Sunday.
Mike Stanley said Saturday was the biggest day for pier sales of food drink and fishing supplies. He says it's the biggest Memorial Day weekend crowd he seen and his 42 years at Emerald Isle.
A police officer working at the pier said there were no major problems this weekend and Sunday the department only gave out one ticket for underage drinking.