Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach welcomes new visitors and returning vacationers with warm sunshine and a treasure of activities. Atlantic Beach has a retro “beach-town” feel of days past and has been North Carolina’s “go-to” beach since the 1930s. Located at the eastern end of Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach features a laid-back, friendly feel with wide sandy beaches, a boardwalk, and a commercial district with plenty of dining and shopping options. Lush nature trails, public parks, and beach accesses will draw you in. This small town is also home to Fort Macon State Park, a historic Civil War fort, which is the most visited state park in North Carolina. Come and enjoy the beautiful beaches and landmark attractions while enjoying the history, heritage, and incredible beauty the area is known for.

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View of Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach

FORT MACON:  Fort Macon is packed to the brim with southern history. There are cannons galore, as well as great informative videos to begin your visit. There is history on the stairs, on the walls, and even on the doors. Be sure not to miss an inch on your trip back in time.

Welcome Sign at the Circle

THE CIRCLE AT ATLANTIC BEACH: The Circle is one of the most popular beach access sites along the beaches of the Crystal. It is bordered by shopping boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife. It offers a variety of things to do on and off the sand.  


Atlantic Beach's Restaurant Amos Mosquitos Bar

AMOS MOSQUITO’S RESTAURANT: If you’re looking for the latest culinary trends, Amos Mosquito’s is sure to please. With a fun environment and detailed service, the chefs at Amos Mosquito’s focus on presenting delicious house-made creations. Be sure to try their table-top S’mores for dessert! 

Kids playing in the Atlantic Beach Town Park Splash Pad

ATLANTIC BEACH TOWN PARK: Spend an afternoon at the AB Town Park playing a round of miniature golf, taking the kids to the skateboard and bike park, or cooling down at the splash pad in the summer months. It’s a great place to keep the entire family busy for the entire day.  

Aerial view of the Oceanana Pier in AB North Carolina

OCEANANA PIER: The Oceanana features the only ocean fishing pier in Atlantic Beach. The pier stretches nearly 1,000 feet into the ocean which allows for catching a wide variety of fish. For those who do not fish, the pier is an excellent place for an evening walk to watch the sunset.