Named one of Coastal Living Magazine’s 21 Best Beaches, Atlantic Beach is a classic beach town that features wide sandy beaches, a Boardwalk and a commercial district with plenty of dining and shopping options. As the oldest of the five resort towns on the island of Bogue Banks, Atlantic Beach has been North Carolina’s “go to” beach since the 1930’s. Visitors can choose from an array of accommodations including mom-and-pop motels, national chain hotels, condominiums, classic beach bungalows, and luxurious oceanfront homes. Atlantic Beach is also home to Fort Macon State Park, an historic Civil War fort, which is the most visited state park in North Carolina. The small-town setting of Atlantic Beach ensures that activities such as boating, fishing and surfing are an easy walk or bike ride away.