Person on the beach

Atlantic Beach, NC falls on the Crystal Coast and when you see it, you’ll understand why. Atlantic Beach, NC offers so many things to do. Beyond the beach relaxation and amazing sunsets there are beautiful experiences waiting off the beaten path. Spend your vacation living like a local, and spend your weekend that way!

Atlantic Beach NC Things To Do & See

  1. Fort Macon : We’re not talking about the massive state park, because that is beautiful and sprawling in its own right, but we’re talking about going inside the old fort and taking in the structure of brick and heavy wooden beams. Step inside, breathe in history and appreciate the beauty that dates back to 1826!
  2. Croatan National Forest: There are many trails within the Croatan National Forest, but we recommend the Cedar Point Trail. At just 1.5 miles, it will be the perfect length to experience the forest but not use all of your energy; the perfect way to spend a morning in Atlantic Beach. Dogs can use the trail as well. The well-defined trail is perfect for beginner hikers. So enjoy a walk and maybe even see some local wildlife!
  3. Morehead City Curb Market: During the Summer months, Morehead City has a massive farmer’s market on Saturday mornings from 7:30-11:30am. Mingle with locals and tourists alike in one of North Carolina’s oldest farmer’s markets. Located on the corner of 13th and Evans street, you will find local growers selling produce, novelty foods and handicrafts—even pick up an old book to read later while at the beach!

Of course, don’t forget to explore and find your own hidden gems, but these should get you started and on the path to a great Atlantic Beach, NC vacation! Plan your next getaway in Atlantic Beach, NC and find things to do for the whole family!