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The Circle

At the heart of the town and focal point of this town, the circle is an area of restaurants, shops, bars, a kids park, beach volleyball, lifeguard protected beaches, and a planned resort area that will focus on kids activities, attractions, and will hopefully become the central place to see and do things. (Let’s Go There)

Is It Safe To Swim?

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Those visiting might be a little nervous about being attacked by a shark when visiting area beaches, but there really isn’t much to worry about (Why?)

BARKtober Fest

A really awesome event and something you simply have to see when visiting Atlantic Beach NC. This attraction aims to increase awareness of pet rescue and adoption (Check It Out)

Local Bars

Did you spend all day on Atlantic Beach playing volleyball, surfing, and sun bathing and now you need a break and something to drink? (You poor thing, but we have you covered).

Penguin Plunge

This is an annual event where every January 1st, people dress in summer clothes and run in to the frigid waters to raise money for charity. (Definitely need to see this)

Beach Turtles Set New State Record

Officials at the aquarium and conservationist say that the NC loggerhead sea turtle program has set new records for hatchlings and nests on area beaches (Read Now).

Causeway Bridge

Video depicting what it looks to drive over the Atlantic Beach Causeway Bridge, outlining the history of this structure and views it offers, as well as traffic information (Go now).

The New Causeway

Interested in learning more about the town’s proposed economic and visual enhancements as you enter the town from the bridge? (Read More)

Town Hall

Address, phone numbers, and contact information for department heads and government. Information on the Mayor, Town Manager, Tax Collector, water and trash collections, Town Council, Parks and Recreation, Police and Fire, and the Town Clerk. (Read More)

Major Fishing Tournaments

Looking for contact information and dates for the major fishing tournaments that take place in the town year around? Need to know how to register and find out information on what charities they benefit? This is the article for you. (Read More)

Beach Safety

Beach officials and residents hope that your family will enjoy their stay in the area and we hope you will continue to enjoy our public attractions and interest while staying here, but we want to alert you to beach safety. Read more to educate yourself on this matter (Read More)

Kitesurfing Video From Fort Macon State Park

Quick kitesurfing video taken from Fort Macon State Park in 2018. After viewing this video, does it make you want to take up this extreme sport? What is needed to learn? (Read More)

Microbreweries And Craft Beer

If you have an interest in craft beer, then this article list all microbreweries in the county including one’s at the beach along with contact and location information (Read More).

Oceanana Fishing Pier, Motel, and Family Resort

Information and video of the Oceanana Fishing Pier, motel, and family resort. This is a great Atlantic Beach attraction and very popular with tourist to Bogue Banks in Carteret County. This article also solicits discussions about this location (Read More)

Fort Macon Civil War Fort

Located at the easternmost part of Bogue Banks in Atlantic Beach NC is Fort Macon State Park and Civil War fort. We strongly encourage anyone visiting Carteret County to visit this attraction and interest to learn about area history during colonial years. (Read More)

Kids Splashpad

Located at the town park is a large water fountain called “The Splashpad” that is free to use for the public during summer months. This is an excellent parks and recreation area for kid’s activities while visiting the Crystal Coast. (Read More)

Nature Hiking and Exercise

If your family and kids are in the mood to go nature hiking and get some exercise while walking through many of Atlantic Beach’s remote and unspoiled sand dunes, then this destination is for you. (Read More)

Putt-Putt Mini Golf

Located at the town park is a 18 hole mini golf course that costs $5 per person with kids under 6 playing free. The park opens at 9am till dusk and golf club and golf ball rental can be purchased at the concession stand which is only open during summer months. There is ample parking and public restrooms. Filed under Atlantic Beach NC parks and recreation. (Read More)

The Country Club Of The Crystal Coast

Located at the border of Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores, this is a semi-private golf club with a 18 hole course, dining area, soccer golf course, swimming pool, pro shop, golf club rentals, cart rentals, and offers a onsite PGA instructor (Read More).

Skateboard Park

Located at the town park is a very advanced skateboard park that is a big hit for local kids and teenagers, and in the summer months, for kids visiting the beach. This area is just adjacent to the mini golf area at the splash pad. Amenities include public restrooms, concession stand, basketball courts, and kids playground. (Read More)

Sand Dunes of Bogue Banks

Short video showing how beautiful the sand dunes on Bogue Banks in Atlantic Beach NC area, along with information on searching for seashells and shark’s teeth (Read More).

Rip Current Warnings

Public service article on rip currents along the Bogue Banks beaches in Atlantic Beach encouraging visitors not to swim and how to survive being caught in dangerous undertow and rip currents (Read More).

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3 thoughts on “Atlantic Beach NC Attractions, Interest, and Events – Things To Do, Places To See And Stay, And More

  • September 27, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Here are some 2018 events for the town after Hurricane Florence:

    October 5-7 – Atlantic Beach Surf Fishing Tournament
    October 13 – Astronomy Night “Howlings Hayride” – 8:30pm at Fort Macon State Park
    October 13 – Exploring the heavens – 2:00pm at Fort Macon State Park
    October 6-27 – King Mackerel Tournament
    October 12-14 – 28th Annual Surf Fishing Workshop – NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
    October 20th – Tuna Run – 8am – 7pm at the circle boardwalk
    October 27-28 – 31st Annual Carolina Kite Fest – 10am till 4:00pm – Sands Villa Resorts
    October 29-30 – Trunk or Treat at NC Aquarium
    October 31st – Preschool Pumpkin Patch – NC Aquarium

    Live Music and Nightlife:

    AB Bottle Company – Daily
    Tacklebox Tavern – September 30th 3:00-9:00pm – Coastal Aid Concert with Bryan Mayer and Bryan McCoury

    Let’s show Carteret County that Atlantic Beach is open for business!

  • August 27, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Will you have information on Pescara restaurant at the circle?

    • August 27, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      Yes, very shortly we will have a video of Pescara along with contact information, menu, and other information.


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