Local information, news, events, demographics, and discussions on the Downeast Carteret County community of Atlantic NC. This article is a great opportunity for visitors to the area and residents to use the no registration comments form below to introduce new data to this article. Please be sure to subscribe to get notifications of replies or new content for this page. Additionally, we hope readers will share this page on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter so vacationers and other visitors can learn more about this community.
Information and discussions we hope to learn more about, or get questions about, are Carteret County local tourism places of interest nearby, recreational activities in Atlantic NC, historical references, contributions to the commercial fishing industry, military connections, local waterways, government, and news happening now.
After Publication News
This section is maintained for new data we learn about Atlantic NC, and is primarly maintained for breaking news.
October 2020: Using the discussions below, we want your thoughts on the Atlantic Harbor Improvement Project. In the news today, the Carteret County Shore Protection Office said the final bill came in at $2,199,910.23, whereas the budget for the project is $2.115 million. Tell us more about Atlantic Harbor and the improvements to area waters, protections for environmental habitats, and other information on this project.
Community Data And Demographics
This town is a unincorporated census-designated place sitting on Core Sound across from Core Banks with Sea Level and Cedar Island being the closest two neighbors. Because of it’s unincorporated status, this community has no official government and is under the authority of county commissioners. Law enforcement is handled by the local sheriff’s department and highway patrol, and fire, rescue, and EMS services by volunteer organizations.
This community is roughly 0.94 sq miles in area, has the zip code 28511, and is in the 252 area code.
Notable landmarks include Morris Marina, Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic (MCOLF), and the Atlantic to Portsmouth Island ferry.
Notable roads include Morris Marina Rd, Old Cedar Island Road, Shell Rd, Seashore Dr, and Core Sound Loop Rd.
Atlantic NC is a residential area with a good mix of family and locally owned businesses.
Commercial fishing and the harvesting of shellfish like clams, shrimp, and oysters have a considerable impact on culture and heritage in this down east community in Carteret County.
Down East Discussions
Considering Core Sound and Core Banks, what opportunities exist for recreational activities such as boating, sailing, hunting, fishing, and walking nature trails in the community?
Where are historical landmarks in the area where a visitor can learn about maritime history and the commercial fishing industry?
Where are the closest motels and hotels, or other lodging like campgrounds and RV parks?
Tell us everything you know, along with your experiences, in taking the Atlantic NC to Portsmouth Island ferry from Morris Marina. What times of the year does this ferry run and what are the rates?
What are some considerable government related issues that county commissioners are focusing on in this community? What needs to be focused on by the commissioners?
What contributions does the Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field offer to the community and is it staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
What opportunities are there for duck hunting in this community?
Is this community a consistent flood zone when hurricanes and tropical storms impact this area?