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Don’t Miss These 5 Things to Do in Atlantic Beach, NC

Don’t Miss These 5 Things to Do in Atlantic Beach, NC

There’s a reason why so many people return to the Crystal Coast to vacation year after year. Maybe it’s the endless stretch of beaches or the diversity of activities available in the area. We think it’s the fact that every town on the coast is brimming with its own unique charm, landscape, history, and attractions. Today, we’re sharing a few great things to do in Atlantic Beach, NC. 

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Put these 5 Things to do in Atlantic Beach, NC on your List

If you want to experience some of the best beaches, fishing, and parks in North Carolina, then Atlantic Beach is the place for you. There are many things to do in Atlantic Beach, NC, but you cannot miss these five things!

1- Sandy Beaches

It should go without saying that Atlantic Beach is home to beautiful beaches (it’s in the name, after all). Whether you want to relax with the sand between your toes or spend a day on the water, there are three available beach accesses in town. Spend your days at the beach swimming, shelling, surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding. Stop at Island Water Sports if you need a rental to explore the water. 

2- World-Class Fishing

Atlantic Beach has been named one of the top ten “Best Fishing Towns in America” by the World Fishing Network. So if you are an angler, Atlantic Beach is the coastal town for you! Spend a day casting your line into the water at the Oceanana Fishing Pier or fish with an expert on one of the fishing charter boats at the Atlantic Beach Causeway.

3- Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach is one of the most visited state parks in North Carolina. History buffs will love touring the Civil War fort and the fascinating exhibits in the museum. But, this state park has something for everyone, with hiking trails, fishing, picnicking, and swimming all available here. Don’t miss out on the attractions at Fort Macon when vacationing to the Crystal Coast.

4- Seafood Restaurants

With all the things to do in Atlantic Beach, it won’t be long before you work up an appetite. If you are fishing at the Oceanana Pier, you might as well head inside the Pier House Restaurant for a delicious seafood lunch with a view. Popular spots for dinner in Atlantic Beach include the local’s favorite Amos Mosquito’s, where you can get a variety of fresh fish and decadent desserts – and make sure Bahia House and Island Grille are on your list as well.

5- Parks and Trails

The Crystal Coast is a popular destination for families, so there are many family-friendly activities in Atlantic Beach. Spend an afternoon at the AB Town Park playing a round of miniature golf, taking the kids to the skateboard park, or cooling down at the splash pad in the summer months. If you’re looking for a relaxing place to take a short walk, visit the Hoop Pole Creek Preserve. This nature preserve offers an easy hike everyone can enjoy while taking in beautiful waterfront views.  

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Atlantic Beach Vacation Rentals

If these things to do in Atlantic Beach, NC, piqued your interest, then start planning your Atlantic Beach getaway with us today. Our Atlantic Beach vacation rentals are centrally located and just a short drive away from all of the previously mentioned attractions. Join us in Atlantic Beach and make memories that will last a lifetime during your Crystal Coast vacation. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Atlantic Beach? Let us know in the comments below!

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Take a Peek Inside 2 Step on Emerald Isle

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Take a Peek Inside 2 Step on Emerald Isle

We’re giving you the scoop with a peek inside this lovely vacation home. Take a closer look at 2 Step on Emerald Isle and decide if this is the perfect rental for you and your family on the Crystal Coast.

2 Step Details

2 Step is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, ranch-style home with beautiful views of the ocean and just a couple of steps from private beach access to the sand and sea!

With 2 Steps, gathering your belongings and groceries doesn’t require climbing a full flight of steps! Plus, there is no need to leave your fluffy four-legged friends at home because this gem is pet-friendly. The added convenience of a large, level yard makes this the perfect vacation spot for all of your outdoor games with the family, and for your pets to run around freely.

Master bedroom #1 has a king bed, its own private ensuite bathroom, and a TV. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed, a private bathroom, and a TV. Bedroom #3 has a queen bed, a twin bunk, and a TV. A full bathroom is conveniently located in the hallway. There are ceiling fans in each bedroom that can be controlled via the light switch along with the bedroom lights. The fully-equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances and the home is equipped with a washer and dryer!

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Guest Testimonials

Wonderful, comfortable home that is close to the beach. My family loved that the house was updated. We enjoyed the board games as a family and the big dining table to play on and eat together every night. We rented bikes and had fun biking and the island and on the beach. We would definitely stay at this beach house again! – Stephanie H. | March 2021
2 Step has been the perfect home for our family of 4, plus our dog! A short walk to the beach and a short drive to the grocery stores and restaurants. The home is well stocked and is very clean. We would definitely rent again! – Mary L. | July 2019

Take a closer look at all 2 Step has to offer you and book online below! Questions? Prefer to have one of our Vacation Planners help you book? Call us at (866) 231-5892  between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, daily.

Photo of a bedroom with the text title over it: Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Photo of a bedroom with the text title over it: Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Guest rooms can easily be overlooked when designing your new home or vacation rental. We get it; there are so many other places to decorate first. But, sprucing up your guest bedroom doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We’ve compiled a list of guest room ideas that are sure to bring a welcoming touch to any room. Whether you want to give some new life to a spare room or create an inviting sanctuary for guests, these simple makeover tips are sure to help!

1 – Design a Sitting Area

One of the best ways to spruce up your guest room is by purchasing a few pieces of furniture for a sitting area. Having a separate area for guests to relax is an excellent way to create a multifunctional room. We recommend purchasing a chair, bench, or loveseat to get started. Then you can add items like a coffee table or floor lamp to bring even more character to the sitting area.

2 – Add a Few Decorative Throw Pillows

Decorating with throw pillows is a simple guest room idea anyone can do. It’s amazing what a few new pillows can do to enhance a room and give it some much-desired character. Add some color to your space, or get creative and mix-n-match patterns for a dynamic look. Then toss a throw blanket, in a complementary color or pattern, on the end of the bed to pull your new design together.

3 – Install a New Headboard

Headboards are often overlooked when designing a space, but they’re one of the first things guests see when they walk into a bedroom. There are several styles of headboards that you can choose from to match the aesthetic or to add more functionality to your room. Spark interest in your guest bedroom by incorporating a headboard with texture and color. Or choose a bookcase-style headboard to add some extra storage space. 

4 – Purchase Fresh Flowers or Plants

Buying fresh flowers or plants is the easiest and most effective way to spruce up your guest bedroom. A vase of flowers next to the bed adds a pop of color while simultaneously filling the room with an inviting floral scent. If you want to use a plant instead, then check out our Simple Makeover Ideas: 5 Plants for Your Home to find the perfect greenery for your guest room.

5 – Don’t Forget About Art and Decor

If your walls look a bit bare, add a few wall decor pieces for an interesting flair. It can be as simple as adding a few framed quotes or photographs to the room. One idea is to use nature decor or prints to create a neutral and welcoming look. Grouping similar photos on the wall is another easy way to make your room look pulled together and uniform. You can really get creative with this guest room idea!

6 – Add a Mirror to the Space

Adding a full-length mirror to your guest bedroom is one of the best ways to make your space look bigger. A mirror in a well-lit corner creates an illusion of depth so that you can take advantage of natural light. A mirror also adds functionality to the space, so guests can get ready in the room without worrying about sharing a communal bathroom.

7 – Utilize Multipurpose Furniture

If your guest room doesn’t have a closet or you need some extra storage space, then multipurpose furniture is the way to go. Purchasing an ottoman is a perfect place to store extra bedding while simultaneously adding a sitting area. A bookcase and dresser combo provides storage for guests’ clothes on the bottom and room for decorating on top. 

Additional Guest Room Ideas and Home Improvement Tips

These are just a few guest room ideas you can try out to add some new life and character to your home. Looking for even more ways to spruce up your space? Check out Simple Tips for a Guest-Friendly Home, 7 Simple Steps to Revamp Your Home’s Appeal, and Spring Front Porch Glow Up.

Did we miss anything? What would you add to this article? Let us know what other guest room ideas you have in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!