Things to Do and See in Atlantic Beach, NC

Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path and Indian Beach

There are lots of things to do in Atlantic Beach NC and in the surrounding areas.  The beaches are the main attraction on the Crystal Coast for good reason. The clean, wide, uncrowded beaches of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path and Indian Beach, N.C., are perfect for swimming, surfing, walking on the beach and relaxing, but don’t think the list of Atlantic Beach things to do stops there. 

The region’s year-round mild weather means that outdoor activities rule. Fishing and boating are huge here, and golfing, tennis, kite-boarding and paddle-boarding, sailing, running and many other outdoor sports are quite popular here, too. We offer the information you’ll need to locate these activities. The active crowd will also appreciate our information on health clubs, fitness centers, yoga studios, triathlons, races and more.

The Atlantic Beach area hosts a handful of annual events and festivals, is home to numerous art galleries and offers two of the Crystal Coast’s most popular attractions — the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Macon State Park. If you don’t know where to start, our Daytrips section suggests a way to spend a day in the Atlantic Beach area.

If you’re looking for something else to do, peruse our Volunteer Opportunities section to offer a helping hand. If you’ve fallen in love with someone AND the Crystal Coast, see our Weddings section, which will help you plan one of the best things to do here – get married!

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