Attractions in Atlantic Beach, NC

Atlantic Beach, NC, attractions include white sandy beaches, a state park, an aquarium, museums, boat tours and historic sites.  You will not lack for things to see and do in Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Salter Path, NC.

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Experience the thrill of exploring sunken ships — without getting wet — at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Three shipwreck exhibits re-create the adventure of recreational diving off the North Carolina coast. Visitors also can feel the spray from a mountain waterfall, hold a crab, touch a stingray,...more about North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Captain Stacy Fishing Center
Carteret County Parks and Recreation
The Boathouse at Front Street Village


Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 241-6909

Step aboard the Lucky Dog (20 ft) or Che Lei Mar (25 ft) with Captain Jess Hawkins for a full day or half-day excursion to secluded barrier islands, seagrass meadows, backwater sounds, marshes, near ocean waters and the Cape Lookout National Seashore.  Look for wild horses, dolphins, shells, sand dollars, clams and other natural...more about Crystal Coast Ecotours

617 Front Street
Beaufort, NC
(252) 728-7827

Step aboard the "Renegade" pirate ship for a swashbuckling, treasure seeking grand time. The interactive voyage offers fun and adventure for children of all ages. Join the crew and take an active part in the live pirate show. The festive music is guaranteed to unleash your inner pirate. Be warned, the...more about Pirate Cruises on the Renegade

The Boathouse at Front Street Village

State and National Parks

131 Charles St.
Harkers Island, NC
(252) 728-2250

Cape Lookout National Seashore is one of America's few remaining undeveloped coastal barrier island systems. It encompasses about 29,000 acres of islands, most of which run roughly parallel to the eastern shores of Carteret County. The system is bounded on the north by Ocracoke Inlet and on the south by Beaufort...more about Cape Lookout National Seashore

NC Hwy. 58
Atlantic Beach, NC 28520
(252) 726-3775

Fort Macon State Park highlights Fort Macon, one of the most complete forts of the Civil War era in the United States. The fort was taken over by Confederates on April 14, 1861, attacked from land and sea by Union forces in an eleven-hour bombardment on April 25, 1862, and surrendered...more about Fort Macon State Park

1 Roosevelt Dr.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC
(252) 247-4003

This little gem of woods surrounds the North Carolina Aquarium on Roosevelt Drive in Pine Knoll Shores and borders N.C. Highway 58 as it winds through Bogue Banks. Maintained by the aquarium staff and North Carolina State Parks, the 300 acres have extensive maritime forests ponds. The forest attracts naturalists, birders...more about Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area

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