North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is known for its sparkling, crystalline waters and miles of beaches and island sanctuaries. Salt water, white sandy beaches, breezes off the water and a casual atmosphere draw travelers by the thousands to the Bogue Banks beaches of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Salter Path, and many people decide to stay and make the area their home.
Everything you want from a seaside vacation is here. You’ll find not only clean beaches, dramatic sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, abundant wildlife, natural scenery and a quiet, family-oriented environment but also activities for all ages and interests and fantastic attractions, restaurants and shops. Each community is different in its own special way and offers as much or as little activity as you want.
Background knowledge of an area is important whether you’re making a decision to travel for fun, relocate or start a business. For that reason, this section introduces you to the history and economic climate of the Atlantic Beach area. Our Getting Around section tells you how to get to Atlantic Beach, whether by plane, by boat or by your own vehicle, and how to get around once you’ve arrived here. We’ve even included a Media section, in hopes that the local radio stations, television stations, magazines and newspapers may aid you in enjoying the Crystal Coast beaches to their fullest potential.