Atlantic Beach

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Explore Atlantic Beach

Though it historically began as a luxury resort, Atlantic Beach is today a bustling community filled with opportunities for vacationers and residents alike. Atlantic Beach lies on the eastern end of Bogue Banks, one of the North Carolina Barrier islands, separated from the mainland by Bogue Sound. For those seeking a peaceful maritime retreat bursting with recreational and community activities, look no farther than Atlantic Beach!

There's So Much to LOVE in Atlantic Beach!

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Things to Do

Boasting a strong vacation atmosphere of carefree fun, Atlantic Beach is home to a wealth of outdoor activities, such as watersports, sport fishing, biking, paddling, and parasailing and is known as a world-class scuba diving destination. However, it also boasts a plethora of shopping and dining venues ranging from unique local shops and eateries to national chains and retailers. It is also home to the Atlantic Station Cinema.

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Lush Parks

It’s not all about the beach life… Atlantic Beach offers access to hundreds of acres of lush parkland perfect for all outdoor enthusiasts. Visit the Fort Macon National Park for a historic Civil War fort alongside beaches, or explore the Kayak Paddle Trails beginning at the kayak launch at the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail. There’s also the Rachel Carson Reserve, home to fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking, and the Cape Lookout National Seashore, located a three-mile boat ride off shore.

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Wallace, NC 28466

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Morehead City, NC 28557

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Community Events

Get involved in your community! Meet neighbors and make friends at community events, such as the Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival. Located on the boardwalk at the Circle, the Music Festival offers free admission and a fun community event filled with music by top local artists. Atlantic Beach is also home to the annual Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Fishing Tournament.

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Public Beaches

Public access beaches in and around Atlantic Beach include:

  • Circle Regional Beach
  • Tom Doe Memorial Beach
  • The Les and Sally Moore Public Beach
  • Fort Macon State Park
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Other Nearby Areas

Atlantic Beach is conveniently located just mintues from the attractions of many nearby communities! All the shopping, dining, and events of the Morehead City waterfront are just a 5 minute drive across the Bogue Sound, and Pine Knoll Shores, home to the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area and the North Carolina Aquarium, is just ten minutes to the west. The historic maritime community of Beaufort is just 15 minutes across the Sound.

Atlantic Beach Real Estate

The thriving Atlantic Beach, NC real estate market varies from oceanfront sand castles to condos to bungalows and cottages and everything in between. Homes may be oceanfront, oceanview, or soundfront. Homes not on the water are referred to as "interior" homes. Many homeowners turn their homes into investments and rent them as vacation rentals.

Find your vacation home in Atlantic Beach today by contacting a top coastal North Carolina real estate agent, Linda Rike, at 252-247-6922 for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Atlantic Beach or to schedule a showing of your favorite vacation home.
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